Elevation: 6,826 ft
GPS: 37.456, -107.804 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 34,919 total · 536/month
Shared By: eli poss on Mar 11, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: The main cliff is on private property. Be respectful. Also, 416 Fire Closure Update. Details


This small crag hosts a handful of sport routes. The rock can be slick and dirty, especially after periods of rain or after spring runoff. Many of the routes are still in the process of being cleaned and should improve with time. Climbing here is incredibly convenient as it is close to the road and requires basically no approach. There are mostly moderate routes, making this a good place for novice leaders.

The cliff gets sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon. The base of the cliff is in the trees and stays pretty shady. Fall is probably the best time to climb here. Temperatures in the Spring are pleasant, but the rock tends to be a little dirty. Summer afternoons in the shade can be comfortable as well.

There are currently three distinct sections of the cliff, although a few of the more difficult lines lie between these areas.

1) Low Angle Wall
This is where the most popular routes are, and contains these routes from left to right: Bad Math (5.10) through Misfits(5.9).

2) Fume Wall Right
These are the routes to the right of the fence. They include (L to R): Route 0.5 (5.8) through Wasted Asparagus (5.7+).

3) Fume Wall North
This is the newest area to be developed, and contains The Spire and the face behind it. Routes are still in the process of being added to this area.

Getting There

From Durango, head north on US 550 for about 12 miles, take the right turn off the highway (CR250) and park in a small dirt parking area. Hike back under the highway to the climbing area.

Fixed Hardware

Please don't steal the fixed hardware.

All routes are equipped with fixed hardware for lowering at the anchors, and at least one route has a perma-draw. Please do not remove any hardware from the cliff, as it is all there for a reason, and the developers have spent much of their own time and money to equip these routes. If you have an issue with the existing hardware, please get in contact with Ian Altman or myself, and we can have a productive conversation about it.

Routes listing (L->R)

Low Angle Wall
A. Bad Math, 10, 1p, bolts.
B. Nine Lives, 8, 1p, 50', bolts.
C. Child's Play, 6, 1p, 45', bolts.
D. Nice Jugs, 8, 1p, 45', bolts.
E. The Undercling, 10, 1p, 40', bolts.
F. Hoods in the Woods, 11, 1p, 55', bolts.
G. PWI, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
H. C.T.A. Route, 11, 1p, 55', bolts.
I. Rookie Hook, 10, 1p, 55', bolts.
J. Psycho Billy Cadillac, 10, 1p, 55', bolts.
K. Sally's Pocket, 9+, 1p, 55', bolts.
L. Beginner's Luck, 7, 1p, 55', bolts.
M. Euro Pants, 8, 1p, 55', bolts
N. Misfit, 9, 1p, 50', bolts.


Fume Wall Right
A. Route 0.5, 8, 1p, 40', bolts
B. Route 1, 9+, 1p, 40', bolts.
C. Route 1.5, 10, 1p, 40', bolts.
D. Route 2, 9, 1p, 50', bolts.
E. Route 3, 9, 1p, 70', bolts.
F. Wasted Asparagus, 7, 1p, 65', bolts.

? Under Overhangland, 12.

Fume Wall North
P-Diddy, 10, 1p, 60', bolts.

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