Elevation: 8,500 ft
GPS: 38.756, -106.77 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: John Peterson on May 30, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

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

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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
Mountaineer's Route
Trad 4 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 10
Softtail
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Eagle's Traverse
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Shovel Head
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Poker in the Rear
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Gerald's Tail (unknown)
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 3
Johnny Cash
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
13 Bolt (Ride Hard, Die Free)
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 3
Rice Rocket
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Crazy Horse
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
The Chopper
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 3
Just say Joe
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Loose Canon
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
British Invasion
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Turbo Diesel
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mountaineer's Route Spring Creek Tower
 19
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Softtail Rdside Crag
 10
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Eagle's Traverse British Invasion Wall
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Shovel Head Rdside Crag
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Poker in the Rear Rdside Crag
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Gerald's Tail (unknown) Rdside Crag
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Johnny Cash Rdside Crag
 3
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
13 Bolt (Ride Hard, Die Free) 13 Bolt Wall
 9
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rice Rocket Rdside Crag
 3
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Crazy Horse Rdside Crag
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Chopper Car Killer Buttress
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Just say Joe Just say Joe Wall
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Loose Canon Pirate Wall
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
British Invasion British Invasion Wall
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Turbo Diesel Car Killer Buttress
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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