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Routes in Officer's Gulch West

Aspirations TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Corner Route S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dirty Downs S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Face-it S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
House of Cards S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Incoming S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Logan's Run S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Notches S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Outgoing S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Patience S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rookies' Demise S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Short-N-Sweet S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Simul I S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sinus Infection T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Trinity S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Twisted Ankle S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Elevation: 9,896 ft
GPS: 39.53, -106.141 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Brian Pappas on Aug 22, 2012
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

This small area sits tucked in above I-70 on the north side of the road. Although you can still hear traffic zipping by, the wall is somewhat sheltered, and when topping out on most routes, you won't see a vehicle. With its southern exposure, the sun is with you througout the day. Thanks goes out to Griz as well my children Logan and Sarah Pappas for their tremendous patience.

Please keep in mind that most of these routes are new. I do my best to clean the routes and get rid of the loose rocks that I can, but some loose rock will be encountered. Test your holds and enjoy.

L->R:

Lower Left Wall
A. Rookies' Demise, 8, 1p, 50', bolts.
B. Sinus Infection, 7, 1p, 50', gear & bolts.
C. Aspirations, 11-, 1p, 50', TR.
D. House of Cards, 9, 1p, 50', bolts.
E. Incoming, 9+, 1p, 50', bolts.
F. Outgoing, 10-, 1p, 50', bolts.

Main Wall
G. Dirty Downs, 9, 1p, 60', bolts.
H. Simul I, 9, 1p, 60', bolts.
I. Short-N-Sweet, 8, 1p, 40', bolts.
J. Trinity, 10-, 1p, 60', bolts.
K. Patience, 8, 1p, 60', bolts.
L. Logan's Run, 8, 1p, 80', bolts.
M. Corner Route, 9, 1p, 80', bolts.
N. Face-it, 8, 1p, 80', bolts.
O. Notches, 7+, 1p, 60', bolts.
P. Twisted Ankle, 6, 1p, 50', bolts.

Getting There

The wall is just about a 1/2 mile west of the Officer's Gulch exit. At this time, you will see a sign (heading westbound I-70) for exit 195. It comes up quickly. Shortly after this sign, you will see a green metal pole with two reflectors on it. Make a hard right in a northern direction and look for a hand made sign. Once there, a path with cairns marks the way for the 10 minute approach. After a beautiful hike, the main wall stares you in the face while the lower wall is just to your left.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Officer's Gulch West

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 22
Twisted Ankle
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
Notches
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Rookies' Demise
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
Logan's Run
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Sinus Infection
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Short-N-Sweet
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 36
Face-it
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
House of Cards
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 36
Dirty Downs
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 40
Simul I
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 14
Incoming
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Outgoing
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 25
Trinity
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 35
Corner Route
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Twisted Ankle
 22
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Notches
 24
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Rookies' Demise
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Logan's Run
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Sinus Infection
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Short-N-Sweet
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Face-it
 36
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
House of Cards
 6
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Dirty Downs
 36
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Simul I
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Incoming
 14
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Outgoing
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Trinity
 25
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Corner Route
 35
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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Emesa12  
PULL OFF THE HIGHWAY AT THE HWY195 LODGING SIGN! It is easy to miss. Aug 31, 2012
Neal M.  
Great area, was there this past weekend. Jun 15, 2015
Great area! Thanks for all the work on it! Jul 19, 2015
Just curious about the height of these routes, new to this forum, when it says 60' does that mean 60 feet or meters? May 30, 2016
Mike P.
Dillon, Colorado
Mike P.   Dillon, Colorado
Yes the tallest route here is 80 feet. Jun 5, 2016
D. Snyder
Golden, CO
D. Snyder   Golden, CO
Climbed all these routes this past weekend. Nice additions to the growing inventory of Summit moderates. Jun 19, 2017
LeilarP  
Bring hiking sticks and hiking boots/approach shoes. The approach is steep with loose dirt in spots but doable with our kids going slowly and mindfully. Once there, the climbs were great! Sep 3, 2018

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