Elevation: 7,060 ft
GPS: 39.744, -105.403 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Furthermore on Jan 15, 2018 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures/CDOT Road Work Details

Description

With direct southern exposure, this makes for an excellent winter crag with some quality routes and already has become very popular. This crag offers a few 10s, 11s, and a fine selection of 12s. The lack of highway noise also makes this crag a worthwhile visit. Most of the routes were established between 2015-2017 and still have plenty of loose rock and lichen. A helmet is suggested even for belaying.

L->R:

A. Cruisin' Caskets, 8, 1p, 75', bolts.
B. Six Feet Under, 9+, 1p, 80', bolts.
C. Tomb Raider, 12-, 1p, 50', bolts.
D.The Reaper, 10+, 1p, 75', bolts.
E. Reincarnation, 10, 1p, 75', bolts.
F. Afterlife, 10-, 1p, 75', bolts.
G. Ugoogoly, 10, 1p, 85', bolts.
H. Till Death Do Us Part, 6, 1p, 70', gear.
I1, The Walking Dead, 12, 1p, 40', bolts.
I2. Back From the Dead, 12, 1p, 40', bolts.
J. Low Priest, 9, 1p, 50', bolts.
above J. High Priest, 12, 1p, 75', gear & bolts.
K.City of the Dead, 12-, 1p, 85', bolts.
L. Ernest Stemmingway, 11-, 1p, 80', bolts.
M. Grave Digger, 12, 1p, 65', bolts.
N1. Dia de Los Muertos , 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.
N2. Exhumation, V2+ PG-13, 12'.
N3. Hellbender, 12, 1p, 65', bolts.
O. Spinal Tap, 11+, 1p, 65', bolts.
P. Bone Daddy, 9, 1p, 60', bolts.
Q. The Undertaker, 10-, 2p, 130', bolts.

Getting There

From the Catslab parking area, hike east (downriver) on the Peaks to Plains Trail. Follow the trail for about 0.5 mile as the trail makes a large U turn and starts heading back west. Keep your eyes open for a trail on the right side of the bike path leading up to the base of the crag. Expect a 10-15 minute approach.

22 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Graveyard

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 66
The Undertaker
Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 168
Afterlife
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 202
Ugoogoly
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 106
Six Feet Under
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 81
Bone Daddy
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 178
Reincarnation
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 111
The Reaper
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 231
Ernest Stemmingway
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 153
Spinal Tap
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 90
City of the Dead
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 182
Dia de Los Muertos
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 136
Hellbender
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 66
Tomb Raider
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 60
Grave Digger
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 73
The Walking Dead
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Undertaker
 66
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Afterlife
 168
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Ugoogoly
 202
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Six Feet Under
 106
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Bone Daddy
 81
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Reincarnation
 178
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Reaper
 111
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ernest Stemmingway
 231
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Spinal Tap
 153
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
City of the Dead
 90
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Dia de Los Muertos
 182
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Hellbender
 136
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Tomb Raider
 66
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Grave Digger
 60
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Walking Dead
 73
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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Sun & Shade

Routes Mostly Face: South
Sunny Roughly 9am to 2pm during high season
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Details: Sun crested below the ridge, relative to the belay ledge by 2:00 pm on Dec 8 (13 days from the winter solstice).

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