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Description

This is a small crag that I've been told has been named Rabbit Hole. It currently has 5 sport routes and a bouldering traverse. The crag has been recently developed, so there is a decent amount of loose rock in places. It is away from the road on a bend of the river adjacent to Tunnel 5. With the new Peak-to-Plains bike trail, it'll be obvious from the other side of the creek. There's also a nice, deeper pool just below the crag, if one were so inclined.

In the depth of winter, the ridgeline to the south may block the sun from bathing this crag.

L->R:

AB. Dogs That Bite, 10, 1p, 65', bolts.
B. Beast It, 11-, 1p, 70', bolts.
CB. Geese In Flight, 10-, 1p, 65', bolts.
D. The Bullet, 10+, 1p, 70', bolts.
E. There She Goes Again, 9+ PG-13, 1p, 70', bolts +/- gear.
FEFEFE. Dalits, 9, 1p, 70', TR.

G. Chocolate Bunny, 8+ PG-13, 1p, 55', bolts.

The Fish Bowl

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J. Bottom Feeder, 9+, 1p, 65', bolts.

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Bouldering traverse, V?

Getting There

You can approach this from either side of Tunnel 5. The parking is much better on the west side of the Tunnel, as for Catslab, Dog House, Cats vs. Dogs Wall, Other Critters Wall, Stoked Bowl, Live Action Wall, and Creekside. The looser approach is the one most often used as you go to the north edge of the Catslab and then contour to the big boulder below Catslab. The trail is definitely loose in places, and a slip could be unpleasant. The trail has some cairns as it weaves up and down slightly in elevation.

This crag can probably be approached more easily (with the exception of walking through the tunnel) from the east side of Tunnel 5 as there is an old grade and gradually descends to the river and then reaches the bouldering traverse. It angles up to the main part of the crag on loose terrain briefly from there.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rabbit Hole

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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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Beast It
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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The Bullet
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Beast It
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
The Bullet
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
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Geoff U
Centennial, CO
Geoff U   Centennial, CO
The 5 on the main crag (left side) are quite good. The 5.8 is ok, and then there are three really new routes to the far right that are super dirty - I wouldn't recommend them. We did 2 of the 3, and they were sketchy. Apr 23, 2017
Mark E Dixon
Sprezzatura, Someday
Mark E Dixon   Sprezzatura, Someday
When this crag cleans up, it may turn out to be pretty fun. The roofs look great, but until then, loose and friable rock is a genuine hazard. Apr 2, 2018