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Aerial-Fantasy S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Arial Boundaries S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Chuck & Jed's Excellent Adventure T,S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dark Side S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Excitations T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Fantasy S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Farr Side S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fly By Night S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lower Rainbow V4 6B
Mr. Rodger's Neighborhood S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Positively Negative S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Spraypaint S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Take the Heise Plunge S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Thin Red Line S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wild Thing T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Shared By: Ty Madsen on Jun 4, 2010 with updates from Mike Silver and 1 other
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Sunny during the morning, shady in the afternoon. This is often a windy area. All routes except Fly by Night, Positively Negative and Spraypaint can be done with 50 Meter rope.

Getting There

Drive past Heise up Kelly Canyon Road. After road turns sharply left, about 200 yards up the road there is a small parking area to the left of the road, or a larger lot 1000 yards further up the road, before the second cattle guard. Hike up the hill on the left of the road. Wall is visible from the road.

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I have not climbed very many of these routes, so if anyone has any better information regarding the area/routes feel free to let me know, or post something, thanks! Jun 4, 2010
Justin Brunson
Broomfield CO
Justin Brunson   Broomfield CO
There's a new-looking belay station about 10 feet to the left of Fly By Night. I assume someone has climbed that crack line on gear. Anybody know anything about it? Mar 3, 2011
Justin Brunson
Broomfield CO
Justin Brunson   Broomfield CO
I checked out the route mentioned in my previous comment today. It's scary. very dirty and chossy at the top. good gear to about half height and then nothing. i ended up bailing onto the bolt line because it just wasn't worth it. Mar 4, 2011
Bruce C. Anderson   Kuna, Id
The parking area is a more or less flat depression on the north side of the road. The trail starts just past the north east end of the parking area. Last year there was a metal fence post at the beginning of the trail. There used to be a sign on it but the sign went missing.
The first forty feet or so has ball bearing like gravel and it's easy to lose your footing if you are not careful. Rumor has it that a prominent local climber slipped on that section injuring his ankle and ruining his climbing career. Jun 27, 2011
I was climbing that shale the first few times and it was a pain. Then I realized instead of parking on the East side of paramount, you park on the South side, or directly below it and follow a trail that wraps around to the southern most climbs... A lot easier this way.

I haven't been to too many places outside of Utah and Idaho for climbing, but I have noticed the bolts on most of these routes are quite a bit more spread out than a lot of the newer, surrounding areas.

The rock is nice to climb on here and its good to get on some longer routes! Jul 27, 2012

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