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Routes in The Distillery

Cuervo Gold S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Moscow Mule S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sangria S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Swizzle Stick, The V0- 4-
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Description [Suggest Change]

This wall stays in the shade until early afternoon. Most of the climbing is in the 5.12 range with some exceptionally good 13s. Many of the routes have not seen much traffic, so expect some chossaneering. For more information, Wolverine Publishing has an excellent guide book for the entire Western Slope region.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Take the New Castle Exit off I-70, and head north to a four way stop. Take a left on main street and drive though the downtown. After driving through town, take a right on 7th St. (this eventually will become Country Road 245), and drive for about 1.9 miles to a Y intersection. Take the right fork onto East Elk Creek Road for about 4.5 miles. For the last mile, you will follow a dirt road that ends at a large parking area on your left. Park here and enter through the right gate. Make sure not to take the left gate as it is private property.

After passing the gate, hike for about 0.4 miles to a large open area on your left not far past a cattle guard. From here, hike to the end of the open area, and look for a trail and small boulders (and possibly a cairn) on the right side of the road. Hike into the bushes and up the steep trail. The trail will leave you under the route Harvey Wallbanger, 13b.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Distillery

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Sangria
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Moscow Mule
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sangria
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Moscow Mule
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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