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Elevation: 8,500 ft
GPS: 38.756, -106.7702
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Shared By: John Peterson on May 30, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

This area is much cooler that the first buttress area and provides a pleasant alternative on hot days. There is a wide variety of routes here, both sport and trad. The rock is mostly good but the lack of traffic means that routes might have a bit of loose stuff sitting around.

See Malloy's "Gunnison Rock" for more route information.

Getting There Suggest change

Spring Creek is the canyon just behind the Harmel's area. From Harmel's (about 7 miles from Almont), turn left (north) on Spring Creek Road. This turn is right at the store. After about 2 miles the road turns dirt - the climbing starts almost immediately after this point.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Spring Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Car Killer Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Mountaineer's Route
Trad 4 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 13
Softtail
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Eagle's Traverse
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Shovel Head
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Poker in the Rear
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Gerald's Tail (unknown)
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
13 Bolt (Ride Hard, Die Free)
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 7
Rice Rocket
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 8
Crazy Horse
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
The Chopper
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
Loose Canon
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Turbo Diesel
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
British Invasion
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Habit to Beat
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Car Killer Crack Car Killer Buttress
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Mountaineer's Route Spring Creek Tower
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Softtail Rdside Crag
 13
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Eagle's Traverse British Invasion Wall
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Shovel Head Rdside Crag
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Poker in the Rear Rdside Crag
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Gerald's Tail (unknown) Rdside Crag
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
13 Bolt (Ride Hard, Die Free) 13 Bolt Wall
 10
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rice Rocket Rdside Crag
 7
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Crazy Horse Rdside Crag
 8
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
The Chopper Car Killer Buttress
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Loose Canon Pirate Wall
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Turbo Diesel Car Killer Buttress
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
British Invasion British Invasion Wall
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Habit to Beat Hot LZ
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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