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Pulpit Rock Massif Climbing
|GPS:||40.435, -105.501 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Aug 10, 2012|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is the array of short rocks just to the north of the parking area at McGraw Ranch / Cow Creek Canyon. All the routes are less than 600 feet in length. The front-most, pear-shaped rock is Pulpit Rock. There is more rock there than just Pulpit Rock that merits the wander. Overall, the rock is generally slabby; however, there are steep to overhanging features here and there. There is even 5.12 terrain for the adventurous. Don't expect a lot of bolts once past Pulpit Rock. You may have to figure out descents if you climb here.
So far, we have a couple handful of routes/variations (40) listed here. There's more in the works.
This area can have ticks in the spring. Do your tick checks.
5/14/13: Sadly, I have to report that some misguided folks have proceeded to chop and remove bolts, anchors, and rappel anchors from a number of routes (10+) put up by a number of climbers (5+).
Sheep Mountain may have raptor closure issues. Please contact RMNP for further details.
Getting ThereGo east past the Lumpy Ridge trailhead, go northward on a dirt road to the small (14 car?) parking area perhaps 2 miles in. Head north from the McGraw Ranch trailhead onto National Forest land. There is a cairned trail once you get 150 yards from the barn.
Classic Climbing Routes at Pulpit Rock Massif
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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