The Quarry Wall Climbing
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It's likely few climber go there, but it may affect the adverturous.
Although the rock can be flaky and dirty (primarily due to lack of traffic), and the ambiance is tainted by the constant buzz of the Coors Brewing Company, the wall offers an easy approach and sheltered, south-facing rock, making it a good winter destination. Also, it provides a rare opportunity to do some pretty sustained jamming close to Denver/Boulder. The rock seems to be columnar basalt.
Looking up from the parking past a few houses, you'll see the wall (and even the climb Bone Crusher) clearly. Hike towards the on ramp and follow a very good trail much further west than you think you want to go. This trail skirts underneath terraced road cuts on the slope above. Eventually the trail will wind back north between the mesas.... Keep your eyes peeled for a very well-traveled trail that splits off to the right (the junction is cairned). Follow this back east again, now above the terraces, until you are directly below the main wall.
There are three lines here: The left is Frank's Wild Years (5.11-), the middle is Silver Bullet (5.12-), and the right is Bone Collector aka Bone Crusher (5.12). Further to the right are the shorter climbs, and easy access to the top for setting up top ropes.
Koolaid, 10, 1p, 75', gear.
Crap Crags, 8, 1p, 60', gear.
A. Shark Jaw, 7, 1p, 90', gear.
B. Sharkcicle, 10-, 1p, 90', gear.
CD. Frank's Tame Years, 11-, 1p, 80', gear.
D. Frank's Wild Years, 11, 1p, 80', gear.
DE1. One Night, 13, 1p, 70', bolts & gear.
E1. Banquet, 12, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
E2. Silver Bullet, 11+, 1p, 80', gear.
F. Bone Collector aka Bone Crusher, 12, 1p, 80', gear.
G. Kleptocracy, 12+, 1p, 80', bolts.
H. Elephantiasis, 12+, 1p, 85', bolts.
I. Depression , 10-, 1p, 65', gear & 1 bolt.
JK. Recession 2016, 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.
K. Recession Arete, 11+, 1p, 65', bolts.
L. Eastern Heart, 12-, 1p, 80', bolts.
M. ??, 10+, 1p, 40', gear.
N. Tough Love, 12, 1p, 40', 2 nuts in situ & gear.
O. Marry Me, Becky, 10, 1p, gear.
P. The Crill-Menendez, 12, 1p, gear & bolts?
Q?. Stimulus, 12, 1p, bolts.
R. The Gnome, 12, 1p.
S. The Gnome, 12 R, 1p, 40', gear.
T. The Short Tour, 10-, 1p, 40', gear.
U. The Bowels, 8-, 1p, 40', gear.
V. Offwidth Bulge, 9 (+++), 1p, 30', gear or TR.
W. Warm Up Crack, 8, 1p, 30', gear.
X. The Mummy, 8+, 1p, 30', gear & bolts.
East Quarry - to the right.
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