Description

Dry Creek Crag is a short, sandstone cliff ~30-50 feet tall and has easily accessible top-ropes and lead climbs from 5.8-5.13, many sport, some trad. It is shady until about 12, then it gets sun. It is West-facing. For low clearance vehicles, there is a ~1.5 mile approach, or for high clearance vehicles, there is virtually no approach.

Getting There

Head west out of Montrose on E. Main Street which then turns into Spring Creek Rd. After a few miles, turn right on 5875 Rd. Follow that until you get to Kiowa Rd, and turn left. At Shavano Valley Rd, turn left. Go a little ways until you see a parking area, turn there onto Rim Road. Follow Rim Road for a few miles, nothing is marked out here. You'll see a road that follows the power lines. Pass that, take the next largish road that is a right turn, and follow this to the rim. The road is rough, and you'll probably want 4WD or at least something with high clearance.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Dry Creek Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Simple Physics
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Gritstone Arete
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Simple Physics Right Side
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Gritstone Arete Right Side
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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Anyone know what is up with some of the newer routes that have been established that have no anchors? Jan 24, 2018