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Elevation: 1,191 ft 363 m
GPS: 36.09595, -84.70764
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Description Suggest change

Interested at taking a break from the South Clear Creek when it gets too busy, looking for a challenge?  Then the North Clear Creek maybe the area for you, the shady coves of the Inner Circle, the brutal roofs of the Rasputin ledge,  tucked away walls like the Sun Wall and Squeeze Ledge beckon.

Areas in Order from climbers Left to Right:

Inner Circle

North Clear Creek (sub-area)

Broom Wall/Rasputin Ledge

The Dihedrals

The Squeeze Ledge

The Great Roof

The Sun Wall

The Fox Wall

Blue Crystal Buttress

Getting There Suggest change

Park off of Doc Howard Road (the lone turnoff on the left just before dropping down the hill to the Lilly Bridge). The parking area is in a privately-owned grassy field on the right about 200 yards up the road. Leave a dollar or two in the little container at the trailhead to keep this privilege open.

Approach to the various walls depends on where you're heading, but basically take the obvious trail into the woods and follow it as it curves to the left along the ridgeline. See specific walls for more directions.

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Classic Climbing Routes at North Clear Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 80
Lillian's Arete
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 66
Alpine Dihedral
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 37
Eve's Drop
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 124
Saddam Hussein
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 14
Liposuctor
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 80
The Rail
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 5
Blue Sky, Green Water
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 60
Keeper of the Flame
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 51
The Inner Circle
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 37
Stone Temple Pilots aka (Rumors…
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 14
Hang on to your ego
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 23
Scalded Dog
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Southern Hydraulics
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
Truman Show Face
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 13
Rasputin D. Scaliwag
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lillian's Arete Squeeze Ledge
 80
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Alpine Dihedral Broom Wall/Rasputin L…
 66
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Eve's Drop Squeeze Ledge
 37
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Saddam Hussein Broom Wall/Rasputin L…
 124
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Liposuctor Squeeze Ledge
 14
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
The Rail Inner Circle
 80
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Blue Sky, Green Water Blue Crystal Buttress
 5
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad
Keeper of the Flame Inner Circle
 60
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Inner Circle Inner Circle
 51
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Stone Temple Pilots aka (Ru… Broom Wall/Rasputin L…
 37
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Hang on to your ego N Clear Creek Sub Area
 14
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Scalded Dog Broom Wall/Rasputin L…
 23
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Southern Hydraulics N Clear Creek Sub Area
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
Truman Show Face N Clear Creek Sub Area
 6
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Rasputin D. Scaliwag Broom Wall/Rasputin L…
 13
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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