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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 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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
Elevation: 9,624 ft
GPS: 39.529, -106.139 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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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.


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.

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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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
Mike P.
Dillon, Colorado
Mike P.   Dillon, Colorado
Yes the tallest route here is 80 feet. Jun 5, 2016
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
Great area! Thanks for all the work on it! Jul 19, 2015
Neal M.  
Great area, was there this past weekend. Jun 15, 2015
PULL OFF THE HIGHWAY AT THE HWY195 LODGING SIGN! It is easy to miss. Aug 31, 2012

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