Elevation: 7,094 ft
GPS: 38.167, -108.238 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Matthew Ver Eecke on May 30, 2007 with updates from Barbara Kondracki
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

Clay Creek Crag is a great year round climbing area with 50+ routes, from easy to hard. The best routes are the harder ones, but beginners will have fun here, also. It is beautiful sandstone climbing, mostly sport. 8 quickdraws are recommended, with some trad: 2 sets of nuts and cams recommended.

Getting There

Go West on CO 145 towards Norwood. Take a right at the bottom of Norwood Hill, just before the bridge on Forest Service Road 510 (530?). After driving 4.3 miles up this road, park in the large turnout on the left side of road. The trail to crag is across the road. It is a 15 minute approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Clay Creek Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Big Boy
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Hang Loose
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 7
Dr. Evil
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Big Boy
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Hang Loose
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Dr. Evil
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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Sam A.
San Antonio, TX
Sam A.   San Antonio, TX
Tried to go to Clay Creek Crag this morning (7/30/2013). Had to turn around on FS 510 due to the road being washed out with deep mud across the road. Our vehicle was not equipped to attempt to cross it. Jul 30, 2013
SMH Climber
Midvale, UT
SMH Climber   Midvale, UT
The old guidebook said to take FS 510, but the directions given on this website directs you to FS 530, which is the correct way to the crag. If you are watching your odometer, the pullout is closer to 4 miles from the pavement. Jun 11, 2014