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Routes in Vista Crag

Big Bad Beav S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Creme de la Poudre S 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Easy Eukie S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Eukie Arete S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Eukie Extension S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Pocket Talk S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Schwagn Wagon S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Slippery Slope S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Straw Into Gold S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Streaky (OPEN PROJECT) S 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Three Ring Circus T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Vista Cruiser S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Vista Cruiser Extension S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Elevation: 8,497 ft
GPS: 40.712, -105.755 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 5,146 total · 137/month
Shared By: Ben Scott on Dec 18, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

Creamy white, calcite covered granite and bright orange streaks make Vista Crag some of the prettiest rock in the canyon. However, climbing at Vista Crag tends to be very strenuous and hard for the grade. The drive is far, the hike is long and steep, but the rock quality and the views make it all worth it. If you like hard sport climbing on the best rock in the canyon, Vista Crag is waiting for you.

You’ll likely be the only ones there.

Getting There

From Ted’s Place, drive 41.5 miles and park in a small pulloff on either side of the road and a green gate with a DOW sign. Do not park in front of the access gate, and be sure to park completely off the highway. If the parking lot is full, a larger pulloff with ample space can be found about 0.2 miles farther up the road.

A faint, but cairned trail switchbacks up the hillside eventually traversing back across to Vista Crag itself.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Vista Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Vista Cruiser
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Big Bad Beav
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Easy Eukie
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Eukie Extension
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Eukie Arete
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Slippery Slope
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Vista Cruiser 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Big Bad Beav 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Easy Eukie 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Eukie Extension 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Eukie Arete 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
Slippery Slope 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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Ol Toby
CA
Ol Toby   CA
Credit to Mr. Collin Kopitzki for the brilliant naming of this crag.

"You can literally cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuise the Vistas." Jan 13, 2015

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