Elevation: 10,500 ft
GPS: 37.919, -107.814 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ross 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 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 5.7-5.13+ with the potential for more. There is a high concentration of hard sport climbs in the 5.12+ range on the main face. This is one of the top crags for hard sport climbing in Telluride. The rock quality is about the same as the Falls Walls.

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 longer 5.10- routes.

Getting There

Hike up the Bear Creek Trail to the Wasatch Trail Intersection (before the waterfalls). 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 long overhanging 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.  Worth the hike!   

21 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sesame Street

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 4
Grover's Muppet Adventure
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 3
Bert
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
Mr. Snuffleupagus
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Big Bird
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Abracadabra
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Grover's Muppet Adventure
 4
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Bert
 3
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Mr. Snuffleupagus
 9
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Big Bird
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Abracadabra
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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