Use onX Backcountry to explore the terrain in 3D, view recent satellite imagery, and more. Now available in onX Backcountry Mobile apps! For more information see this post.
Elevation: 7,100 ft 2,164 m
GPS: 39.74058, -105.41393
Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 207,450 total · 1,327/month
Shared By: Kevin Capps on Jul 22, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Warning Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures/CDOT Road Work DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

East Colfax is located on the west side of Tunnel 6. It is by the tyrolean to get across the river by The Armory; however, you do not cross the river. 

Eds. there are raspberries growing in the area.

Getting There Suggest change

Park past Tunnel 6, walk towards the tunnel on the river side. Walk past the tyrol, and East Colfax is on your right. It is about a 100 foot wall.

Eds. This is opposite from The Armory on the north side of the road. You don't cross the river to get to this crag. The approach time is ~5 minutes.

The slope up to the upper right climbs has been improved, but it still is a hazard for those below. Note, some kid groups gather to climb the slabby routes at the base of this gully!

L->R:

Suggest change

Warner Brothers Pinnacle

A. Warn 'er, 9-, 1p, 70', gear.

B. Tweety, 9, 1p, 65', bolts.

C. I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat, 10-, 1p, 65', bolts.

D. Sylvester, 8, 1p, 60', bolts.

E. I Did! I Did!, 5, 1p, 50', bolts.

F. Handy Work, 4, 1p, 50', gear.

Main East Colfax Crag

H. For the Children, 4, 1p, 30', bolts.

above H. Just a Smidgen Harder, 10+, 2p.

I. One For All, 5, 1p, 50', bolts.

above I to Just A Smidgen Harder. All For One, 12, 1p, 40', bolts.

J. For The Grandchildren, 4 or 5, 1p, 50', bolts, +/- gear.

extension of J. Aurora Sports Park, 11, 70', bolts.

K1. East Colfax, 11- PG-13, 1p, 110', bolts & gear.

K2. Fill In The Blanks, 8+, 1p, 70', bolts.

L. Steve's Wild Turkey Day, 7, 1p, 80', bolts.

M. Wild Bore, 7, 1p, 90', bolts.

N. Speeding Ticket, 7, 1p, 80', bolts.

O. When I'm 64, 6, 1p, 60', bolts.

PO. 2**6, 6, 1p, 60', bolts.

Q. Hunting Party, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.

R. The Good Earth, 11, 1p, 60', bolts

S. Earth Mover, 12, 1p, 70', bolts.

TU. Heaven & Earth, 11, 1p, 70', to be placed bolts.

U. Earth First, 9+, 1p, 60', bolts.

V. Planet Earth, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.

W. Another Earth, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.

X. To the Ends of the Earth, 9, 1p, 50', bolts.

27 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: East Colfax Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at East Colfax

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 242
I Did! I Did!
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 240
Speeding Ticket
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 189
When I'm 64
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 176
2**6
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 342
Wild Bore
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 339
Steve's Wild Turkey Day
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 258
Sylvester
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 224
Tweety
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 312
Fill In The Blanks
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 218
I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 183
Hunting Party
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 103
Just A Smidgen Harder
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 75
Planet Earth
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 80
Aurora Sports Park
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 40
The Good Earth
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
I Did! I Did!
 242
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Speeding Ticket
 240
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
When I'm 64
 189
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
2**6
 176
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Wild Bore
 342
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Steve's Wild Turkey Day
 339
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Sylvester
 258
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Tweety
 224
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Fill In The Blanks
 312
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat
 218
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Hunting Party
 183
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Just A Smidgen Harder
 103
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Planet Earth
 75
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Aurora Sports Park
 80
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
The Good Earth
 40
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
More Classic Climbs in East Colfax »

Sun & Shade Suggest change

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

loading