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This 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 There

Take 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.

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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.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
02 Inca Roads
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
10 On a Walk About
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
02 Inca Roads
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
10 On a Walk About
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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Jason Nelson
Jason Nelson   SLC, UT
I really enjoyed this crag. What a pleasant little surprise of fun. Great camping too! The rock is more of a volcanic conglomerate so it is a little different than El Rito, or Maple Canyon. There's a few wobbly bolts on the main wall, so if you're so inclined, it would be great to have those replaced and a worthy investment. Oh yeah, it's road 58, not 38 that you'll get to the crag on. Sep 7, 2009
Johnny MacKinnon
Leadville, CO
Johnny MacKinnon   Leadville, CO
It is a volcanic rock called Breccia--a conglomeration of volcanic ash, rubble, etc. Sep 13, 2009
Ryan Justen
St. Paul, MN
Ryan Justen   St. Paul, MN
You're welcome, Will. This is too cool of a place to keep a secret.

Thanks for the correction, Jason. I fixed the directions. May 13, 2010
mike bromberg
mike bromberg   Revelstoke
Some fun climbing in a really nice setting.

Many of the routes have some large/dangerous fall potential. Not to mention some loose, wobbly bolts as noted above. Many of the "wedge" bolts used have been glued over top, then have loosened over time....

I'm not sure one would be able to easily tighten many of them, with this glue on top. Maybe replacement would be appropriate. Despite the numerous moderate ratings, this is certainly not the place for learning to lead climb. Jun 10, 2010
Funny, I have climbed here a few times and definitely did not feel there was any problem with bolt spacing or placement. I even thought the bolting was fairly cozy.

But I just climbed on the overhanging wall and the routes just bordering it.

I didn't notice any wobbly bolts either, but that would be a different story... those should be replaced. Jun 11, 2010
mike bromberg
mike bromberg   Revelstoke
I noticed the wobblers on Big Kahunas, Bubbas Weenie Way and on Pirate in Paradise (anchors). This trip, Big Kahunas stood out as a rather dangerous lead.... Jun 13, 2010
mtoensing   Boulder
Amazing backdrop. Great place to spend half a day climbing. Oct 17, 2010
I recommend bringing a stick clip! We spent the whole of Memorial day here and didn't see another soul. Beautiful spot and good climbing if you are near Lake City. May 28, 2012
coop Best
Glenwood Springs, CO
coop Best   Glenwood Springs, CO
What is the elevation of this area? 9500ft? May 21, 2013
Garrett Bales
Lake City, CO
Garrett Bales   Lake City, CO
Several bolts at this place have wobbled for many years (over 10 years ago) and def. need replacing. The rock is also very questionable in several places. Fun place we climbed for years, but be mindful if you go. Jul 8, 2013
Chris Cronin
Lake City, CO
Chris Cronin   Lake City, CO
Hi, I was wondering if the off width route to the left of "Fear Of Flying" has been climbed yet? It is a decent trad route, so I suspect is has, just figured I'd check.

Jul 14, 2013
Does anyone know if the first bolt is missing from Inca Roads? It looks like the first bolt is a solid 15-20' up. Nov 13, 2014