The Point, Powderhorn, Colorado (AKA Indian Creek) Rock Climbing
Routes in The Point, Powderhorn, Colorado (AKA Indian Creek)
|01 Fear of Flying S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|02 Inca Roads S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|03 ??? S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|04 Diagonal Danzin S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|05 Bubba's Weenie Way S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|06 Pirate in Paradise S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|07 Pleasure Spiked with Pain S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|08 Frequent Flyer Miles S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|09 Point of Danger S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|10 On a Walk About S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|11 Bongo Fury S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|12 Waka Jawaka S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|13 Young Bubbas in Training S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|14 The Matrix S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|15 Big Kahunas S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Shared By:||Ryan Justen on Aug 15, 2009|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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DescriptionThis crag has a very interesting, conglomerate rock type. There are rocks poking out from the wall ranging from the size of a thumb to a basketball, and they are solid! The best way I can describe it is like a bunch of rocks placed as holds on cement.
I strongly recommend checking this place out at least once, and it's only about 30 minutes from Gunnison, or Lake City. Stop on the way to God's Crag.
All climbs with anchors are sport routes; however, there is potential for some trad leads.... It is very rare to see anyone here, probably because no one knows about and there are only about 15 climbs. This is a south-facing wall, so it gets sun all day.
Also, if you visit the wonderful Rock 'n Roll sports on US-50 in Gunnison you can get a hand drawn guide sheet for $0.50. They can also give you beta for this area and all others in the area.
Getting ThereTake CO 149 south from Gunnison to about 4 miles south of Powderhorn. At mile marker 97, turn East on CR-38 [CR 58?] (left if coming from Gunnison). There will be a sign for Indian Creek Road and you'll cross a cattle guard right away.
Drive 2.9 miles from CO-149 on CR 58 to a 5-6 car pull off on the left-see photo (about 100 yds before the 3rd cattle guard). Walk about 200 feet down the road to a 4x4 road that goes west (right). Follow the 4x4 road about 200-300 yards to a small 2-car pull off then follow the trail another 200 feet to the southwest to the climbing.
It is a 10 minute hike from pull-off for cars.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Point, Powderhorn, Colorado (AKA Indian Creek)
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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