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

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
 25
Twisted Ankle
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 29
Notches
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Rookies' Demise
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 33
Logan's Run
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Sinus Infection
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Short-N-Sweet
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 40
Face-it
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 43
Dirty Downs
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 47
Simul I
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 22
Incoming
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Outgoing
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 30
Trinity
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 42
Corner Route
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Aspirations
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Twisted Ankle
 25
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Notches
 29
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Rookies' Demise
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Logan's Run
 33
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Sinus Infection
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Short-N-Sweet
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Face-it
 40
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Dirty Downs
 43
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Simul I
 47
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Incoming
 22
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Outgoing
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Trinity
 30
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Corner Route
 42
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Aspirations
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR
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