Purgatory Rock Climbing
|GPS:||39.253, -105.092 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Furthermore on Oct 1, 2016|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionPurgatory Rock is just south of the Recovery Wall and offers a variety of short trad climbs. I didn't notice any developed sport routes yet. The top of the formation offers great views of Sin City, Devil's Rejects, and Jackson Creek Valley.
This area falls into the seasonal falcon closure at Devil's Head and is closed from March 1 to July 31.
Getting ThereDrive ~13 miles south of the Rampart Range Road – well past the turn for the Devil's Head lookout tower trail and camping area. After a set of sharp switchbacks, turn left onto Jackson Creek Road (FS 502), and drive ~1.5 miles to a primitive campsite on the left, just past a meadow. If you reach the turn for the closed Jackson Creek campground on the right, you have driven too far.
Start up the Recovery Wall trail (the trail that climbs west out of the campsite), but before turning north to Recovery Wall, begin bushwhacking west-southwest to a valley behind Recovery Wall. Climb along the eastern edge of the valley to reach Purgatory Rock. Scramble around a saddle on the north side of the formation to reach a selection of unclimbed offwidths.
Classic Climbing Routes at Purgatory Rock
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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