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GPS: 39.68301, -107.57778
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Shared By: Jeremy Joseph on Oct 7, 2012 · Updates
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

This crag gets shade in the morning and sun in the afternoon. Its good seasons are spring, late fall, and winter. The rock is a limestone/quartzite/sandstone mix. It can definitely get crowded, but sometimes you'll be there alone.

Partial L->R:

A. Mint Jelly, 8+, 1p, 60', gear.
B. Super Size Me, 12, 1p, 80', bolts.
C. Eight Days On The River, 10, 1p, 70', bolts.
D. Jewel Rosena, 12-, 1p, 40', bolts.
E. Mongrels, 10c, 1p, 80', bolts
F. Black Ball Retriever, 12c, 1p, 70', bolts.
G. Patchouli, 11, 1p, 50', bolts.
H. Corn Fritter, 10-.
I. Giblet Gravy, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
J. Fresh Fried Chicken, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
K. Fried Lizard Gizzard, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
L1. Triceratops, 11, 1p, 100', bolts.
L2. Velociraptor, 11-, 1p, 100', bolts.
M. T-Rex, ?.
N. Limp Lizard, 12b/c, 1p, 100', bolts.
O. Split Lizard, 10+, gear & bolts.
P. Bolted Route, ?.

Getting There Suggest change

Once at the most left route at Pup Tent, follow the trail west till it bends around a corner.

See pic for alternative trail.  Stick left at the fork for the approach of Pup Tent for a more direct approach.

The most direct approach is to follow the main Hadley Gulch trail from the parking lot for about 1/3 of a mile, and just before a sign for the 1840a trail (which heads up to the far right end of the pup tent), go left through the barbed wire fence at a rustic gate. Follow this trail for about a half mile to the creek, and then follow the creek for a short distance. You'll see the cliff up on your right. Head up a steep but obvious path and you'll end up near Buggery.

75 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Main Elk Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 66
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 74
Velcro Glove
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 116
Velociraptor
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 65
Fleece Pocket
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 46
Pi
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 29
Triceratops
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 53
Gigantor
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 25
Aries
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 30
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 31
Limp Lizard
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 14
Gecko Blaster
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 29
Black Ball Retriever
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
Infinite Jest
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 28
Best in Show
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 6
T-Rex
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mary Had a Little Lamb
 66
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Velcro Glove
 74
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Velociraptor
 116
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fleece Pocket
 65
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Pi
 46
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Triceratops
 29
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Gigantor
 53
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Aries
 25
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
 30
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Limp Lizard
 31
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Gecko Blaster
 14
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Black Ball Retriever
 29
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Infinite Jest
 8
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Best in Show
 28
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
T-Rex
 6
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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