Crimson Tide Wall Rock Climbing
|GPS:||39.751, -105.244 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Colin Dandridge on Jun 12, 2016|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis wall is best viewed from Clear Creek Canyon driving east. Just as one passes Canal Zone to the right, the Crimson Tide Wall stands above facing West. The left half of the wall is green, and the right side red.
Josh Pollock and Steve Grigel first explored and bolted lines on this crag in 2012.
There are two bolted routes with separate anchors (bolts without rap rings) and a trad route on the far left. To the climber's right: Scarlet Sunset at 5.4 and The middle: Tequila Sunrise, 5.7. And the far left is Juniperi at 5.2/5.3Note: there are still tons of loose rock and loose holds.
Approaching from below is not advised. We built a gear anchor at the base of Tequila Sunrise as it's a little exposed.
A. Juniperi, 5.3, 1p, 35', gear or TR.
B. Tequila Sunrise, 7, 1p, 80', bolts.
C. Scarlet Sunset, 4, 1p, 50', bolts.
Oh My Quad!, 6, 1p, 35', gear or TR.
Getting ThereOne could park at either of the pulloffs for Lookout Mountain Crag or the next pulloff to the left, but before the next switchback, hop the guardrail 200' before the end of the switchback, and head Northbound down a faint deer trail. After a minute or two, the top of the Crimson Tide Wall will be in plainsight. Continue down and slight right towards the top of the climbs. The hike time is >10 minutes.
Per Jon S: beware of loose rock!
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