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Routes in Sin City

Devil's Trident (Center to Right Fork), The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Devil's Trident, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Jackson Creek Jig T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Revelation Route S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sunny Side Up S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Elevation: 600 ft
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Shared By: Mike Carrington on Aug 21, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

When I started bolting Revelation Route in 2012, I called this area of rock Sin City. This huge swath of rock is left of the traditional Devil's Head Rock area. There are only a few climbs on this section of the big stone, but with the tallest one being 7 pitches, you can get plenty of climbing done here. There is also another wall close by with a dozen or more climbs on it. The wall faces southeast and gets sun almost all day. The climbing is extremely varied on bulletproof rock. From stemming chimneys, layback cracks, overhangs to slab, this wall has it all. You get some shade in the afternoon. There are falcons here, so please respect the closure when it is in effect.
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Getting There

Sin City is in the southeast section of Devil's Head. To get there, take Rampart Range Road south past mile marker 13. Take a left on FR 502. When you drive into an open meadow and can see the huge rock formation in front of you, Sin City is the biggest continuous section of rock on the right. Continue driving through the open meadow, and in a few hundred yards there will be a primitive campsite on the left. Park in or near the campsite, but be sure not to block anyone in. The primitive campsite is right across from the closed Jackson Creek Campground. From the primitive campsite, hike to the northwest. If you look around closely, you can find a cairned trail leading to the wall. The wall on the left is the Weeping Wall with about 12-15 climbs on it. I consider Revelation Route and Sunny Side Up to be in the Sin City area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sin City

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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sunny Side Up
Sport 5 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
The Devil's Trident
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Revelation Route
Sport 7 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunny Side Up 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 5 pitches
The Devil's Trident 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Revelation Route 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 7 pitches
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This is awesome. Super fun climbing, bullet rock, nice exposure, and the first time I've been concerned about z-clipping on a multi-pitch. Nov 19, 2017
Preston
fort collins,colorado
Preston   fort collins,colorado
Awesome! Thanks for the info that makes sense. This area is vast, and I was confused on the location. I am psyched on exploring! There is a ton of rock up here! Sep 2, 2017
Mike Carrington
Centenntial
Mike Carrington   Centenntial
If you look at the picture above with the yellow outline, Sin City is a swath of stone on the left side of Devil's Head Rock, devoid of cracks, that faces south east. Sin City is bordered on the left with The Weeping Wall and the first pitch of Revelation Route on the right. Devil's Head Rock proper faces directly east and is almost entirely crack climbs, like Forrest-Van Meter Route, 5.7+; Satan's Satire, 5.10a; and Dariush of Balanat, 5.9. I've walked by DH-20 several times, and if my memory serves correct, DH-20 is pretty far to the right of Devil's Head Rock proper. Aug 31, 2017
Preston
fort collins,colorado
Preston   fort collins,colorado
I am confused. This seems to be the same area as the Devil's Head Rock where the classic DH-20 5.10 PG splitter is located. The description and pictures look like the same formation. I am looking to climb Devil's Trident and climb DH-20 this weekend. Also any other suggestions on crack climbs around here would be great. Cheers! Aug 24, 2017

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