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5.11d R S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Body Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Climbers Just Want To Have Fun! T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Corn Flakes S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crack 5.7 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Despondent S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Jim Dandy T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Spread 'Em T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Unknown (Center SW face) S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Unknown (Far Left) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unknown (Left SW Face) S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Upper Section T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Elevation: 8,451 ft
GPS: 38.953, -106.192 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Lee Jenkins on Apr 20, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

This is granite/quartzite. This is a roadside crag with a dozen or so routes up to 2 pitches (~120'). There are sport, trad, mixed, and TR possibilities.
Some routes are closed Details

Getting There

This is just below/west of the Oterro Pumphouse. It has a 30 second approach. It is ~10 minute drive north of Buena Vista on CR-371 next to the Arkansas River.

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Ronin Gray
Smoke Hole Canyon
Ronin Gray   Smoke Hole Canyon
As of today, still selling the guidebook and BLM map for Buena Vista/Salida at The Trailhead, with no mention of closures.

Thanks for the great customer service! Feb 20, 2015
As of today, these routes are posted as closed (BLM sign at the base of the crag). Jul 24, 2011
Here's a map showing the closed areas.
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starr  
Hi Rob,
Hope all is well and you're having a great spring/summer.
The routes that are closed, but not posted, are the south-facing (2 5.7s , 5.9 and 5.6 routes). I'd love to give you more info on this site. Call the BLM 719-539-7289. Jun 10, 2007
Lee Jenkins
Tucson, Arizona
Lee Jenkins   Tucson, Arizona
1st I've heard of a "closure"? Several Valley guides take clients there pretty often, so maybe we can check with them? Jun 2, 2007
Supposedly closed to climbing for archeological reasons. Anyone know anything about this? I think it's for commercial parties only, go figure. May 10, 2007

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