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Coffin Corner T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Deja Vu T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Dunce's Corner T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Honcho Imposter T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Improbable Prose T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Multiple Choice T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pop Quiz T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Return of the Jedi T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
School of Rock T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Schoolyard Bully T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Short Subject T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sunday School T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Elevation: 4,597 ft
GPS: 36.076, -115.474 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Larry DeAngelo on Feb 9, 2009
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

Description

At the mouth of First Creek Canyon, on the south (left) side, there is an area of complex cliff bands with several good routes. In Joanne Urioste's 1984 guidebook, she says merely, "Short climbs abound in the broken easternmost section at the mouth of the canyon." Much of the history is hazy, but Joe Herbst, Mark Moore, and Tom Kaufman (and probably others) did a number of lines back in the 70s.

Most of the cliffs face northeast and stay relatively cool. The rock ranges from excellent varnish to the sandy white variety.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Getting There

Hike in on the First Creek Trail. About the time the main trail drops into the sandy canyon bottom, exit left and follow faint trails up an indefinite ridge to reach the cliffs. As you reach the top of the ridge, bear left for routes near the Coffin Corner, or right for routes near the Schoolyard Bully.

Allow at least an hour from the trailhead.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Schoolyard

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Deja Vu
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Return of the Jedi
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Coffin Corner
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Honcho Imposter
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Deja Vu 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Return of the Jedi 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Coffin Corner 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Honcho Imposter 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
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George Bell
Boulder, CO
George Bell   Boulder, CO
An hour is a long way to walk to school. Probably uphill both ways, too. Feb 11, 2009

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