Homestake Road Crag Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||John McNamee on Jun 30, 2009|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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DescriptionThe Homestake Crag (AKA Homespank, after the sustained pumpy routes) is a small, super accessible, sport climbing crag consisting of about 10 climbs ranging from 5.9 to 5.12a. This is a great crag for a quick post-work pump session, but is not recommended for a destination area. All routes are excellently bolted with more bolts through crux sequences to keep us all from decking. The majority of these routes are very quality with unique/fun crux sequences and intriguing holds (crimps, slopers, sidepulls, underclings, etc.). The rock is very featured, slightly overhanging in the middle, and routes range from 35 feet to 85 feet.
Camping is plentiful all along Homestake Rd., but get there early during the weekends for the money spots as it tends to get rather busy due to the easy access of the National Forest. Provisions can be found in Minturn (coming from the North) or Leadville (from the South). However, there is a great bar/restaurant in Redcliff called Mango's which is highly recommended.
This submission was intended to get the ball rolling for this little crag. If anyone can contribute FA info, pics, more detailed route info, etc. please let me know and I'd be happy to add/change what is currently there.
Getting ThereFrom the North: after crossing the large green bridge in Redcliff on US 24, continue 3 miles or so until you reach Homestake Rd. on your right. Follow Homestake Rd., and you will cross Homestake Creek after 1/2 mile or so. Go another 1/4 mile, and the crag can easily be seen on the right.
From the South: go 20 miles +/- from Leadville on US 24. Take a left at Homestake Rd., and follow the above directions.
There is a climber's trail on the right, and the approach to the cliff is 30 seconds.
Classic Climbing Routes at Homestake Road Crag
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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