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Routes in Atomic Energy Crag

Finger Fusion T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Mushroom Cloud T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pick Pocket S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pocket Change S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rancho Deluxe T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Description

This gets lots of sun! It is great for Fall, Winter, and Spring. Overall, it has great quality Dakota Sandstone.

This is a great area with good camping below the cliff and a good array of different climbs that could keep you busy for a few days. There are some classics up there.

The routes are mostly bolted with a smattering of trad and mixed routes. Climbs average around 50-70 feet. The boulders at the base are what make up the Atomic Energy Boulders.

L->R:

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D. Dihedral.
E. Finger Fusion, 10+, 1p, 40', gear.
F. Mushroom Cloud, 9-, 1p, 60', gear.
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J. Rancho Deluxe, 10, 1p, 70', gear & bolt.

Getting There

From Gateway, drive Southwest on CO 141 until the Junction of 90 and CO 141. Take a right on 90. After a few times, take a right on EE22 Road. Stay on EE22 until you drive by the base of the prominent buttress on the hill that is AEC. There are many parking/camping spots below the cliff.

The approach is 10-15 minutes of switchbacks up to the cliff from the parking area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Atomic Energy Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mushroom Cloud
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rancho Deluxe
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Finger Fusion
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mushroom Cloud 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rancho Deluxe 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Finger Fusion 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
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