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Abracadabra S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Bert S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Big Bird S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Big Bird Direct S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Big Bird Gesus S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Cookie Monster S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cooperation S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Count, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ernie S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Gesus S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Grover's Muppet Adventure S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Honkers S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hoots the Owl S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Magic Muppet Show S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Mr. Snuffleupagus S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Murray Monster S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Oscar the Grouch S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Rosita S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Sesame Boulevard S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Tickle Me Elmo S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Two Headed Monster S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Elevation: 10,500 ft
GPS: 37.919, -107.814 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: perrotr Perrot on May 15, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

Sesame Street is a high alpine sport climbing crag in a picturesque location up above the Bear Creek trail. Several massive pieces of cliff (Telluride Conglomerate) dislodged from higher up, creating a unique climbing area. The cliff is on the west side of the Bear Creek/Wasatch trail and faces east. It goes into the shade later in the day, and has a late start to the climbing season due to the altitude/aspect (climbable May-Oct.).

There are currently around 20 climbs from 5.7-5.13d with the potential for many more. There is a high concentration of hard sport climbs in the 5.12+ range on the main face. Other than the Falls Walls (White Belly) and Jungle Gym (Ophir), this is the spot for hard sport climbing in Telluride. The rock quality is the same as the Falls Walls - conglomerate pebbles/huecos.

If you walk around the main face into the cave area, there is an overhanging section (behind the main face) with several climbs (5.11-5.12) and another cliff face with a concentration of long 5.10 routes.

Getting There

Hike up the Bear Creek Trail to the Wasatch Trail Intersection (before the waterfalls/massive boulder). Hike up the first few switchbacks of the Wasatch trail until you reach the base of the Wasatch Trail Wall which has a distinguishable arete (there's a cool 5.11+ climb on the arete - bolts/gear). When hiking north (looker's right) below the arete/cliff, follow a faint trail heading north when the Wasatch Trail switches back towards the south. Pass a big, overhanging, muddy/sandstone wall, then after some steep switchbacking, you'll pass a cool, overhanging, 100 foot long boulder cliff (there's 5.12 traverse route on this) with a prominent, overhanging prow. This is more or less the halfway point on the faint trail towards the main cliff at Sesame Street. It is a 50+ minute total approach from the trailhead in town.

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