Elevation: 9,500 ft
GPS: 39.568, -106.123 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Rob Griz on Aug 25, 2010
Admins: Joey Chicharrones, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

White Cliff is a small, southeast-facing crag that receives sun most of the day until about 2-3 hours before sunset. It is mixed in among other slabs along the north side of I-70. It has quality slab/face/roof climbing on a fine mix of gneiss with cool hornblende dikes. There are excellent holds, and depending on the route, few features for gear. The rock continues to exfoliate, mainly little chips but be aware of larger blocks and their stability. Sport and trad routes exist side-by-side. It is great for a quick set of laps after work and close to other areas including Mt. Royal and the Diamond Wall in Officer's Gulch. The White Cliffs have been climbed long before I got here, a story told by the first High Country Crags guidebook and the old Star drive bolts that once dotted the face. The area has seen a resurgence of interest and a handful of exciting new lines worth a lap. Enjoy the modern gear and the fun they afford. A big thanks to Brian Pappas and Elias Martos for their help and support.

Getting There

From the Frisco #201 exit, drive west for approximately 1 mile on I-70, passing a pair of yellow "Left Curve" road signs. When the shoulder opens up and sloping grass area appears, pull off down along the aspens. You will find a tall cairn and beautiful handmade sign marking the steep approach trail that dips through the trees and heads up to the apron of White Cliff. Follow the trail left to reach the West wall routes, right to reach the East Wall. The approach time is ~5-10 minutes.

L->R:

West Wall:

A? Left Line, 5, 1p, TR.
B. Ain't Misbehavin', 8+, 1p, 60', bolts.
C. Hard Monkey, 9, 1p, 100', bolts.
D. Parallel Universe, 9, 1p, 100', bolts.
E. Water Groove, 7 R, 1p, 100', gear.
F. Little Di, 7+ PG-13, 1p, 110', gear. 2 starts.
G. Czech Cashing, 11+, 1p, 100', bolts.
H. Funky Gunky, 9, 1p, 100', bolts.
I. Big Dihedral, 7, 1p, 100', gear.
J. Overhangutang, 10, 1p, 75', bolts.
K. The Exfoliator, 11- PG-13, 1p, 100', bolts & gear.

5th class toe/apron

East Wall:

L1. Rufies, 8-, 1p, 105', bolts.
L2. Blitz Girls, 8, 1p, 105', bolts & gear.
M. Zebra, 7+, 1p, 100', bolts.
N. Easy Redhead, 6, 1p, 55', bolts.
O. Dirty Blonde, 8-, 2p, 140', bolts.
P. 6, 1p, 55', TR.
Q. Wild Geese In the West, 9, 1p, bolts.
R Blow All My Troubles Away, 8+, 1p, 60', bolts.
S. Cool Colorado Rain, 6, 1p, 60', bolts.
T. Rolling in Your Arms , 6, 1p, 45', bolts.

19 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at White Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 53
Easy Redhead
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 21
Water Groove
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 43
Blow All My Troubles Away
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 20
Little Di
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 79
Dirty Blonde
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
Blitz Girls
Trad, Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 35
Rufies
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 71
Zebra
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 59
Ain't Misbehavin'
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 45
Wild Geese In the West
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 52
Hard Monkey
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 54
Parallel Universe
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 57
Funky Gunky
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 37
Overhangutang
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 8
Czech Cashing
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Easy Redhead
 53
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Water Groove
 21
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad
Blow All My Troubles Away
 43
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Little Di
 20
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Dirty Blonde
 79
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Blitz Girls
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Rufies
 35
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Zebra
 71
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Ain't Misbehavin'
 59
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Wild Geese In the West
 45
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Hard Monkey
 52
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Parallel Universe
 54
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Funky Gunky
 57
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Overhangutang
 37
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Czech Cashing
 8
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
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