Elevation: 10,340 ft
GPS: 40.019, -105.737 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Dave Clark 5.10 on Aug 15, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Access Issue: Posted private property / no trespassing Details

Description

This crag is a good spot for beginners, kids, groups, and sometimes mosquitos. There are 6 nicely-bolted sport routes ranging from 5.5 to 5.9; also two routes and many variations that can be toproped. There are 5 double top anchors with snap links, three of which are shared by two routes. Beware of the snap links, as they aren't as strong as most climbing gear and the gates can stick open. You can walk to or from the top anchors, but use caution and protect yourself getting to them.

The crag gets morning shade and has mostly good rock, although it's pretty dirty and mossy in places. The routes should get a bit easier as they clean up. You can also make some routes easier by moving just a few feet off the bolt line, or contrive yourself onto numerous harder variations.

I don't know if the crag or the routes are named. For now, I'll number the routes from left to right.

Getting There

Follow directions to Hurd Creek Crag. Continue past the Hurd Creek parking spot for 1/3 mile to the end of the 2WD road, where there is a turnaround at a water diversion structure. Park here, then hike up the old road that angles right and parallels Hurd Creek heading east up the valley. In the first 100 yards, stay left where a logging road branches to the right, and climb over the first of many fallen trees that block the road. The hike to the crag is about 25 minutes and crosses Hurd Creek once at about the halfway point. About 5 minutes before reaching the crag, the road almost disappears in a small wet marsh then passes a large marshy meadow (moose habitat) on the right. Right after bypassing another large tree blocking the road, look for a cairn on the left then a large rock outcrop about 200 feet uphill to the left (north) through the trees. It's an easy bushwhack up to the rock, which has a steep south face. The bolted routes are on the left (west) face.

L->R:

A. Route 1, 8, 1p, 40', bolts.
B. Route 2, 6, 1p, 60', bolts.
C. Route 3, 5, 1p, 55', bolts.
D. Route 4, 7, 1p, 60', bolts.
E. Route 5, 6 R, 1p, 60', gear & bolts.
F. Route 6, 8, 1p, 60', bolts.
G. Route 7, 9, 1p, 60', bolts.
H. Route 8, 7, 1p, 70', TR.

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Chris O'Connor
boulder, co
Chris O'Connor   boulder, co
I think the climbing and most of the trail is on National Forest land. I think the trail just passes shortly through private property. Can anyone share more information about this? May 13, 2012