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Areas in Coal Creek Canyon

6th Flatiron (Blue Mountain Dr.) 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Echo Canyon (aka The Scoop) 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Pinecliffe 4 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Sisters Rock 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 8,098 ft
GPS: 39.92, -105.367 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Description

Coal Creek Canyon (CO Hwy 72) is mostly private property but is host to at least one great crag at the top of the canyon that will be worth the drive.

Eds. There are various crags like Wonderland, Pinecliffe (perhaps now closed?), Forsythe Rock, Twin Sisters' three crags, The Shaft, Blue Mountain (most, if not all, on private land), and The Scoop/Echo Canyon. There are plenty of additional chunks of rock that may require careful map inspection to find legal access.

Getting There

Drive South from Boulder 10 miles or north from Golden on CO Hwy 93, and go west on CO Hwy 72.

Climbing Gear Resources

Rock and Resole was originally primarily a rock and ice boot resoler. As of 2017, they have become an "outfitter" carrying shoes, tools, aid gear, bouldering gear, cams, and ropes.

Neptune Mountaineering (Table Mesa Shopping Center). It is the oldest climbing shop in Boulder and has a great selection of gear and a knowledgeable staff. Thursday night slide shows are often with world-famous climbers. Check out their climbing museum: photos and climbing memorabilia from all over the world, including Edmund Hillary's boots, and a photo of Gaston Rebuffat running it out with just a hemp rope tied around his waist!

REI, a long time outdoor co-op, located on US 36/28th St. in Boulder and near I-25 in Westminster, carries rock, snow, and ice gear.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Coal Creek Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Can You Dig It? Pinecliffe > Shaft
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
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