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Areas in Cement Creek

Anarchy Wall 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Disco Inferno Wall 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Johnny's Gym 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Lower Caves 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Upper Caves 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8

Description

Cement Creek/CB South offers numerous sport, mixed and traditional crags from 1-3 pitches on three different rock types. Many of the routes are south facing making it an ideal destination for cooler days.

Many of the crags are published in the book "Gunnison Rock" by Leo Malloy.

Climbers are slowly updating some of the ancient hardware in the area, and with an abundance of unexplored rock- there is certainly room for more development.

Cement Creek is certainly not destination climbing, but a quiet and beautiful setting with a few local classics!

Getting There

From Crested Butte: Drive south on CO Hwy 135 for approximately 8 miles. Turn Left (East) on Cement Creek Road (FR740). Follow Cement Creek Road into the canyon. The first and most obvious crag is "The Caves Wall"- the large gray caves of Leadville limestone visible on the hillside to the left of the pullout at ~1.5 miles.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cement Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cave Slab
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Anarchy Corner
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cave Slab Upper Caves 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Anarchy Corner Anarchy Wall 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
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steph johnson
Roanoke (DENTON)
steph johnson   Roanoke (DENTON)
Hey man, the route to the right of Cyclops is named Call It Eight, 5.12b or so. Oct 5, 2012
Blake C
Superior, CO
Blake C   Superior, CO
Be sure to check out the caves while climbing up here. Sep 30, 2012
Does anybody know what the route is next to Cyclops? Wasn't in the guidebook, just curious if anyone knows anything. Thanks May 26, 2012
Jamie Estep
Crested Butte, CO
Jamie Estep   Crested Butte, CO
Many of these can be climbed in March if there isn't water coming off the caves. Extremely sharp rock on many of these. Grades not necessarily hard, but rock is so sharp that it's painful to touch let alone put weight on. Feb 17, 2011

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