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: Joey Chicharrones, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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
 33
Twisted Ankle
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 38
Notches
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 25
Rookies' Demise
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 34
Patience
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 40
Logan's Run
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Short-N-Sweet
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 48
Face-it
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 52
Dirty Downs
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 57
Simul I
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
House of Cards
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 27
Incoming
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Outgoing
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Temptation
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 40
Trinity
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 53
Corner Route
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Twisted Ankle
 33
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Notches
 38
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Rookies' Demise
 25
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Patience
 34
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Logan's Run
 40
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Short-N-Sweet
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Face-it
 48
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Dirty Downs
 52
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Simul I
 57
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
House of Cards
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Incoming
 27
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Outgoing
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Temptation
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Trinity
 40
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Corner Route
 53
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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