Elevation: 5,655 ft
GPS: 40.70022, -105.25132
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Shared By: Aaron Johnston on Jul 18, 2020
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Description

Happy Hour Crag sits low in the canyon with not too long of an approach, making it a decent after work option (at least when the river is low). As a whole, the crag faces SW, but there are different faces and corners that may get shade when other areas are getting sun, and vice versa. Climbing ranges from .7-.12 with trad and sport. Generally, be prepared for a little more choss-ineering than the popular Poudre crags. Some routes are still cleaning up.

Getting There

Park in a large dirt pullout, 5.7 miles up from Ted’s Place, just past the Gateway Natural Area. Walk back down the road, crossing the river roughly where the guardrail starts. Once on the other side, stay down by the river, walking downstream until you can see a weakness in the cliff band on the climber’s right hand side. Head straight up, more or less, allowing access to the various tiers of the crag. There is not much of a trail, but there’s enough of a climbers’ trail to get to the climbs without too much guessing.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Happy Hour Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 12
Sun Deck Specials
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Three Flakes to the Wind
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Liquor Jugs
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
If Not For Pigeons
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Tanked
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
Jame-O-Slab
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sun Deck Specials
 12
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Three Flakes to the Wind
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Liquor Jugs
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
If Not For Pigeons
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Tanked
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Jame-O-Slab
 10
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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