Description

The rock here is pretty good quality granite. This area has a variety of climbs ranging from TR, to trad and sport leads, and one winter mixed route. All routes can be set up as a top rope on good bolted anchors.

This has good protection from most weather in a little canyon running east to west. It is secluded right along the banks of the river.

The routes are short and great for teaching people how to climb or getting in a quick workout.

Climbs from left to right:

Kickapoo, 5.9+, sport.
Gustofer, 5.8, trad.
Snuffleuffagus, 5.8, trad.
Hooked on Crystal, 5.10+, sport.
G-Hab, 5.9, trad.
Dirty Mike, 5.7, trad.
Huha, 5.8, trad.
Shenanagins 5.9, trad.
Nagini, 5.10-, trad.
Spank You Very Mucho, 5.11, trad.
With Love to Chilé, 5.9, trad.
Wanderlust, 5.10, trad.

Getting There

Slightly north of Buena Vista, turn off of US Hwy 24 onto CR 384 headed east towards the river. Take an immediate right onto CR 384A, and follow to the terminus on a dirt road. Take the dirt road to the left, and when it forks, stay right. Park at a little round about. The trail starts just south of the road and enters the canyon from the west side.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The River Chamber

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Dirty Mike
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Gustofer
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Huha
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
G-Hab
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Shenanagins
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 11
Kickapoo
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 7
Hooked On Crystal
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dirty Mike
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Gustofer
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Huha
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
G-Hab
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Shenanagins
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Kickapoo
 11
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Hooked On Crystal
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
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Bryson F
Broomfield, CO
Bryson F   Broomfield, CO
38.86876, -106.14413. Feb 4, 2015
Nice spot with some nice, little routes.

Jess, I see you aren't taking credit for the steep line with the multiple drilled pockets and spray-paint splotches over the bolt hangers…anybody want to own up to that one?

I try to keep an open mind about stuff, but this one strikes me as Not Okay. Mar 19, 2015
Hey Rob,

There are two dry tool routes down by the river below the rock climbing area. I agree with you though, and I am taking down both those routes next week. Bobby Apr 16, 2015
Wow.

Thanks for considering other ideas.

Did y'all just see that? May 16, 2015
texasmade
Denver, CO
texasmade   Denver, CO
Be careful not to park on private property. After missing the turnoff west of the crag off 384a, part of my group parked off the road branching off 384a south of the crag and was later greeted by a less-than-pleased armed individual who informed us of the error of our ways. May 22, 2016
I have a quick question. Are the routes Gustofer, Snuffleuffgus, Nagini, and Huha trad or sport? It says that they are trad under the list of climbs left to right, but they are listed as sport on the app.

Thanks!

Christine Aug 22, 2017
It's been a year since Christine's comment here, so I'm guessing she got an answer, but for others who are looking to check the area out, it's a really cool crag, but if you're not packing a trad rack, your options are 2 sport leads and doing the rest on TR. Relatively accessible anchors on most of them. We went out looking for sport routes and were disappointed to see that the bolts on most of the routes had been chopped off. I see the description of the area details this on the main page, but it looks like the individual route listings have still not been updated. As of a few months ago (as the desc currently states), Kickapoo and Hooked on Crystal were the only two that still had bolts. Aug 26, 2018