Elevation: 7,100 ft
GPS: 39.741, -105.414 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kevin Capps on Jul 22, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

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. The cliff gets its name because like East Colfax, it's a little rough but really not that bad and has a lot to offer.

Eds. there are raspberries growing in the area.

Getting There

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:

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.
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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Classic Climbing Routes at East Colfax

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 170
I Did! I Did!
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 166
Speeding Ticket
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 143
When I'm 64
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 122
2**6
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 247
Wild Bore
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 249
Steve's Wild Turkey Day
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 180
Sylvester
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 211
Fill In The Blanks
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 58
To the Ends of the Earth
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 157
Tweety
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 145
I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 135
Hunting Party
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 67
Just A Smidgen Harder
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 46
Planet Earth
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 48
Aurora Sports Park
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
I Did! I Did!
 170
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Speeding Ticket
 166
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
When I'm 64
 143
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
2**6
 122
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Wild Bore
 247
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Steve's Wild Turkey Day
 249
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Sylvester
 180
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Fill In The Blanks
 211
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
To the Ends of the Earth
 58
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Tweety
 157
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat
 145
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Hunting Party
 135
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Just A Smidgen Harder
 67
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Planet Earth
 46
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Aurora Sports Park
 48
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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