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Icarus in Flames T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a X
Spice Drops T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Suzy Triangles T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Venkman T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Elevation: 9,200 ft
GPS: 39.897, -106.078 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: matt kane on Oct 10, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

Equinox Gardens is a sunny, above trees, south-facing rock fin with routes possible on all sides. It has mostly southern exposure. This is very nice on a nice day and has excellent sunrises AND sunsets.

Getting There

Take Ute Pass Rd. to Keyser Creek Rd. About 2 miles on left, park next to overhanging, "clamshell"-looking rock, and look uphill. It takes about a 5-10 minute hike freestyle up the hill. It is pretty obvious if you found the clamshell. There are actual parking/camping pulloffs before and after about half a mile in each direction. There is plenty of room to park on the left, by the clam.

All the free camping you could want back in this valley, with a little creek to filter water from. There is a large developed campground at Ute Pass/Keyser Creek intersection if you want to pay like a sucker.

It is not near anything but the Henderson Mill and Aspen Canyon Ranch. It is 40 minutes from Silverthorne, probably about the same from Kremmling taking the dirt roads. The dirt road is very mellow, you could drive a car on it.

This valley is a gem! There is so much more to try on toprope as well. Watch out for moose, thorns, lightning, hail, and loose rocks on the way to and around the bottom of the wall. Expect to toss a few rocks if you are blazing a new route. The rock is pretty stable, but there are some loose man killers here and there, I have been trying to clear them everytime I go. I have yet to find any evidence of big kitties, if you know what I mean. There is TONS to do here still. "Venkman", "Suzy Triangles", and "Spice Drops" videos can be found on youtube.com/thekillerpandas.

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