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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
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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 [Edit]

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
 9
Mushroom Cloud
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Rancho Deluxe
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 9
Finger Fusion
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mushroom Cloud
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rancho Deluxe
 9
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Finger Fusion
 9
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
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