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Routes in Hueco Point (Closed)

Dihedral Crack, The T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
No Chipping Necessary TR 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Sandy Sandwich T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Swiss Cheese TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Description

This is a cliff with tire sized huecos. Unlike some of the other sandstone cliffs at the canyon that have broken down in the sun, Hueco's sand stone is generally hard. It offers some excellent (for the canyon) climbs from 5.7 to about 5.11. A few of the routes go trad, while the rest can easily be top roped via trees at the top.
This is also the most popular sport rappelling location in the canyon so don't be surprised if you are not alone. If there are rappelers there you should still be able to TR the The Dihedral Crack until they leave.
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Getting There

At the moment, and in the foreseeable future, this area is closed. Please refrain from climbing on this cliff. It's mostly choss anyway. I have been informed by a friend that the State Park is giving tickets to everyone who is caught climbing here as the area is on private property and the landowner has voiced their complaints. Don't climb here; we want to maintain a positive relationship with State Park.

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Cory Eales
Colorado Springs, CO
Cory Eales   Colorado Springs, CO
The park has added a boundary line just before reaching the hueco point cliff. The rangers are handing out tickets upon return to state property. However, I have not checked to see if sandy sandwhich is past the boundary. It is possible that this one climb might still be accessible. Mar 10, 2012

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