East Colfax Rock Climbing
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Raptor Closures Effective February 1-July 31
Tunnel 1 closure
For more details visit: jeffco.us/open-space/alerts…
The two areas Jefferson County Open Space intends to close in Clear Creek Canyon, shown on the attached maps, encompass the active eagle nests. If the Clear Creek eagles continue to nest in the active nests, these areas will remain closed from February 1 through July 31. If the eagles choose different nesting sites, the closures will be adjusted accordingly to protect those eagles during their breeding season.
Currently, rock climbing areas that fall inside of the seasonal raptor closures include:
June 7, 2021 - TBD: Highway 6 is currently doing full road closures from Sunday night to Friday morning every week. The closure is from the junction of Highway 119 and Highway 6 to the junction of Highway 40 and Highway 6 (mile post ~260 to ~257). Vehicles that remain in the closure will be towed at owners expense.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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