Elevation: 8,360 ft
GPS: 40.524, -106.785 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tim Hadfield on Jul 23, 2019 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Wax Museum is a large chunk of quartzite rock perched above the Spring Creek Trail between the top two bridges. It has fun climbing on slab, edges, and overlaps. There are newer routes that are still cleaning up. It wouldn't be a bad idea to bring a brush. As of July 2019, there are six routes with plenty of room for more.

Getting There

Drive north out of Steamboat towards Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Turn right onto Buffalo Pass road, and drive about three miles to the Dry Lake parking area on the right. Walk down the Spring Creek trail. After crossing the first bridge and a couple hundred yards before reaching the second bridge, look for a climber's trail on the left. This trail is steep in places but fairly easy to follow (marked with blue survey tape). This trail brings you right to the toe of the buttress. It takes about 30 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Wax Museum

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Para-Fin
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
First Black One
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Madame Tussaud's
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Floor Wax
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Para-Fin
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
First Black One
 4
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Madame Tussaud's
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Floor Wax
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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