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Routes in Crimson Tide Wall

Juniperi T,TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Oh My God! T,TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Oh My Quad! T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Scarlet Sunset S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Tequila Sunrise S,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Elevation: 6,183 ft
GPS: 39.751, -105.244 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 2,604 total · 132/month
Shared By: Colin Dandridge on Jun 12, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

This 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.

L->R:

A. Juniperi, 5.3, 1p, 35', gear or TR.
B. Tequila Sunrise, 7, 1p, 80', bolts.
C. Scarlet Sunset, 4, 1p, 50', bolts.

Above:

Oh My Quad!, 6, 1p, 35', gear or TR.

Getting There

One 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.

Warning

Per Jon S: beware of loose rock!

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Jon S  
The routes here are full of loose rock! My friend grabbed onto a hold on Scarlet Sunset and a 30 lb rock let go. I would advise to stay away from these routes for now until someone can go up and move all of the loose rock! It is a fun climb, super easy, but horrible spot for the belayer. Feb 17, 2017
Jay Eggleston
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Jay Eggleston   Denver
Definitely cross the guard rail before the switchback. I would say about 200' before. There is a sizeable boulder to the right near where you should cross. Also, the routes both have Metolius rap hangers at the anchors. Aug 26, 2016

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