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Elevation: 10,010 ft 3,051 m
GPS: 39.12472, -106.67989
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Shared By: Steven Lucarelli on Jun 23, 2008
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

This area offers some pretty good sport climbing from 5.6 to 5.12 with most routes falling in the 5.10 to 5.11 range. All of the cliffs face south, but their aspects vary from slightly east to slightly west so finding shade is still possible. Rock quality also varies but is generally really good especially on the more popular routes.

Getting There Suggest change

This group of cliffs is located about 10 miles east of Aspen and has three separate parking areas depending on which walls your trying to get to. Parking for most of the climbs is on the north side of the road just before the MM 52 sign.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ptarmigan Creek Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
Show Pony
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 46
Bucket Brigade
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 80
Truth Decay
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 70
Get Physical
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 45
This Way or That
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 52
Storm Jumper
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 17
Monkey Spunk
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 83
Baba Fats
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Grease Monkey
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Inspector Closeau
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 18
A Broad's Side Of A Barn Door
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 15
One Leg's Shorter
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Search and Rescue
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Foreplay
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
1000 Hurricane
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Show Pony Jungle Wall
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Bucket Brigade Storm Jumper Wall
 46
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Truth Decay Greg's Cliff
 80
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Get Physical Greg's Cliff
 70
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
This Way or That Greg's Cliff
 45
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Storm Jumper Storm Jumper Wall
 52
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Monkey Spunk Jungle Wall
 17
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Baba Fats Greg's Cliff
 83
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
Grease Monkey Jungle Wall
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Inspector Closeau Squawk Rock
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
A Broad's Side Of A Barn Door Greg's Cliff
 18
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
One Leg's Shorter Greg's Cliff
 15
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Search and Rescue Storm Jumper Wall
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Foreplay Hurricane Wall
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
1000 Hurricane Hurricane Wall
 4
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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