Other Critters Rock Climbing
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Raptor Closures Effective February 1-July 31
Tunnel 1 closure
For more details visit: jeffco.us/open-space/alerts…
The two areas Jefferson County Open Space intends to close in Clear Creek Canyon, shown on the attached maps, encompass the active eagle nests. If the Clear Creek eagles continue to nest in the active nests, these areas will remain closed from February 1 through July 31. If the eagles choose different nesting sites, the closures will be adjusted accordingly to protect those eagles during their breeding season.
Currently, rock climbing areas that fall inside of the seasonal raptor closures include:
June 7, 2021 - TBD: Highway 6 is currently doing full road closures from Sunday night to Friday morning every week. The closure is from the junction of Highway 119 and Highway 6 to the junction of Highway 40 and Highway 6 (mile post ~260 to ~257). Vehicles that remain in the closure will be towed at owners expense.
Other Critters is a low angle area left (West) of Dog House. It is home to moderate to easy bolted routes, some 200 feet high. There are harder (short) routes in the steeper section at the bottom. The area was climbed in the piton era, but the bolted routes went up in 2014. The routes have been cleaned, but some loose rock and lichen may be found. Rocks dropped from this area can reach the stream threatening folks on the trail to Solid Gold/Playin' Hooky, so be careful.
The rock has bands of steeper, highly featured rock between low angle slabs. There is a walking ledge below the upper section.
Other Critters is south-facing and gets direct sun all day.
According to BCC/Access Fund, this area (and the other areas north of the creek above tunnel 5) is on private property. The landowners are aware of the climbing on their property and continue to allow access for rock climbers. It is critical for long term access that everyone who climbs here is respectful and does their part to keep the crags and the trails to them in good shape. For more information on how to be a good steward, check out the Climber's Pact from Access Fund.
Descent: if you top out, rap Yellow Dog Dingo.
A. The Culling, 13-, 1p, 25', bolts.
B. The Flight, 13, 1p, 30', bolts.
C. Alan's Roof, 12+, 1p, 45', bolts.
D. Clyde, 7, 2p, 100', bolts.
E. Opus, 7, 2p, 130', bolts.
F. Minnesota Gopher, 9-, 1p, 70', bolts.
G. Kermit's Corners, 7, 1p, 70', gear or TR.
H. Fat Lipped Gofur, 8+, 1p, 75', bolts.
I1. Dance Horn Pipes Where You Shouldn't, var above P3 of A2, 7 or 8, 1p, 90', bolts.
I2. Yellow Dog Dingo, 5-7, 2-3p, ~230', bolts.
below I2. Unknown, 7, 1p, bolts.
J. Labby, 8+, 1p, 90', bolts.
K1. Calvin, 8, 1p, 90', bolts.
L2. Hobbes, 7, 1p, 90', bolts then gear.
M. Hamster Huey, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
N. Gooey Kablooie, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
O. Br'er Rabbit, 7, 1p, 75', bolts.
P. Br'er Fox, 7, 1p, 75', bolts.
Q. Br'er Bear, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
R. Curious George Goes Climbing, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
S. Tortoise Scute, 6 or 7, 2p-3p?, ~180-220', bolts.
T. First Armadillo, 8-, 1p, 70', bolts.
U. 'Dillo Direct, 9, 1p, 70', TR.
V. Bicolored Python Rock Snake, 9-, 1p, 75', bolts.
W. Stumpy Tailed Kelpie, 7, 1p, 65', bolts.
X. Old Man Kangaroo, 6, 1p, 90', bolts.
Y. Elephant's Child, 7, 1p, 90', bolts.
Bighorn sheep triggered rockfall
Beware of rockfall generated by bighorn sheep that are often present above this crag.
Classic Climbing Routes at Other Critters
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