GPS: 39.678, -107.569 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jeremy Joseph on Oct 7, 2012
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

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

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

44 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
 9
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 32
Giblet Gravy
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Velcro Glove
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 48
Velociraptor
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
Fried Lizard Gizzard
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 12
Fleece Pocket
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 15
Triceratops
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 19
Gigantor
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
Bizzler
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Tierra del Libre
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 15
Limp Lizard
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Gecko Blaster
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 11
Black Ball Retriever
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 9
Best in Show
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mary Had a Little Lamb
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Giblet Gravy
 32
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Velcro Glove
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Velociraptor
 48
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fried Lizard Gizzard
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fleece Pocket
 12
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Triceratops
 15
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Gigantor
 19
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Bizzler
 12
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Tierra del Libre
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Limp Lizard
 15
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Gecko Blaster
 5
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Black Ball Retriever
 11
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Best in Show
 9
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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Phil Lauffen
Innsbruck, AT
Phil Lauffen   Innsbruck, AT  
Main Elk Crag is a beautiful crag loaded with great rock in a beautiful setting. It is definitely worth the day away from rifle to climb beautiful sandstone/quartzite. The loose looking stuff all seemed to be well-attached and provided for fun climbing. The routes on the prow, Best in Show and Black Ball Retriever are especially worthy. Oct 23, 2017
Brent Maiolo
Bonedale, CO
Brent Maiolo   Bonedale, CO
Anyone find a pair of Sportiva Miura VS left at the Mutton Wall? I left them there a few weekends ago...like a dummy! Thanks, Brent Maiolo (970-456-5907). P.S. I'll reward you with beer of your choice. Apr 10, 2019 · Lost & Found