Geneva Creek Crag Climbing
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DescriptionThe 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 ThereThe 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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