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Shared By: Alvaro Arnal on Apr 9, 2012
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Accessible year-round, the small, broken-up crags at the Classy Cliff Area are great for a quick after-work or mid-winter session. Since this area is located below the Independence Pass gate closure, access during the winter is easy and with a short approach it's possible to get in a bunch of pitches before darkness falls. There are three crags at this area: Master Headwall, Classy Cliff, and Dragon Rock.

All climbs are pretty short (30-40 feet) but closely stacked climbs make it easy to move from one to the next. There is a good mix of sport and trad climbs ranging from 5.6 to what is arguably one of the hardest cracks in the US (Orangutan Overhang 5.14-).

Getting There

From Aspen, drive 4.3 miles to a large pulloff on the right side of the road where Classy cliff is clearly visible. Cross the road, hop over the barrier, and climb the short but steep trail. The first area you come to is Master Headwall. Above this, the trail branches left to Classy Cliff or right to Dragon Rock.

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