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The Geneva Creek Crag is a large buttress that is presently host to about a dozen trad and sport routes. GCC rock is typical of most alpine granite in the area, but it is not as uniformly bullet-proof as as some of the best Mt. Evans rock. Nonetheless, the routes are good to excellent, albeit a bit sharp on the fingers. GCC is largely South-facing and gets good sun most of the day. The crag lies in the Pike National Forest very close to, but not within, The Mount Evans Wilderness. Opportunity for new route development in the area is good, although most of the premier lines on GCC itself have already been picked.

Per Justin.Day: none of these routes were intended to be pure sport climbs, bring a rack.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

The best approach is to take US 285 South to the little hamlet of Grant. At Grant, take the Guanella Pass road North toward Georgetown. At 4.1 miles from Grant, you will be directly below the crag, and there is sufficient room to park several cars in a small pullout. Approach to the crag takes 10-15 minutes, and there is cairned trail that is poorly marked from the road, although easy to follow on descent.

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Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
While I have climbed at Geneva Creek Crag for several years now, I have been unable to locate any published material. My impression is that the left side of the crag hosts several climbs, fully bolted, that seemed to run 5.10 to 5.11 in difficulty. The right side of the crag is severely overhanging and contains two apparently very difficult routes, although I have not been on either. There is a more moderate route that I have done that is in the same alcove. There is also opportunity to run a second pitch trad crack from the middle routes, and this route looks totally cool. Again, I can't vouch for its climbing quality either. Mar 2, 2015
Justin.Day
Buena Vista, CO
Justin.Day   Buena Vista, CO
Hey Richard, glad you have been enjoying the crag. We put up those routes around 2012, with help from friends. Some fun routes in a beautiful setting! Be aware, none of these routes were intended to be pure sport climbs. We used natural gear placements wherever possible. So make sure you bring a rack! I will post route info and some pics soon. Aug 21, 2016

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