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Flakin' On Your Friend T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Opportunity Cost S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Trout Fishing in America T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unknown Grey Slab S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 39.575, -107.222 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jeremy Joseph on Oct 21, 2011
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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This crag gets sun all day basically. It is not crowded at all, we saw no evidence of people climbing it lately. The rock is limestone, I am pretty sure.

Getting There

Park near the Yampa Vapor Caves, west of the Hot Springs pool. Head east on the path for about a mile, then go left on a steep spur road that branches off just before the main path crosses over I-70. After another quarter mile, just after the road veers east way from the drainage, find a subtle path that leads directly up the hill to the cave, or continue on to the water tower. From the water tower, follow a trail that contours below a short cliff band. There are several bolted slab routes and some short unclimbed possibilities before you reach the cave.

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Michael Schneiter
Glenwood Springs, CO
Michael Schneiter   Glenwood Springs, CO
You can also access the Homestead, aka Cascade Creek, from the Puoux by hiking past the Fault Wall and making a loose scramble up and over the ridge and down to the water towers. It's about 20 minutes from the normal Puoux parking lot, if you're moving fast. Dec 20, 2011

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