Columbine Crag Rock Climbing
|GPS:||39.126, -106.659 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Michael Schneiter on Sep 14, 2020|
|Admins:||Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Columbine is a little crag tucked in the trees with a small number of routes. It doesn't see a lot of visitors despite its short approach.
L to R:
This Ain't Kansas, 5.8, gear.
Pop Top, 5.10d, gear + 3 bolts.
Danger Zone, 5.10b, gear + 1 bolt.
Clip or Whip, 5.11c, bolts.
Physical Symphony, 5.10c, 7 bolts.
Jack Flash, 5.8, 6 bolts.
Finding this crag can be the crux.
Drive 1/2 mile past the Upper Boulderfield, and you'll see a decent pullout on the right (south side) of the highway with a utility pole with the numbers "2 1 9" vertically placed on it. You could park here and walk up the road, but if you continue 350 feet, there's a closer pullout on the right. Park there or a another 50 feet farther at a less decent pullout. Look for a large, tan colored boulder that is split in two on the left (north) side of the highway. That's where the approach trail begins. See the picture posted for visual aid.
To approach, look for a large cairn to the right of that tan-colored, split boulder. In the first 20 yards, you'll pass some large boulders, and then stay to the right, looking for cairns as the trail moves up through talus and through the aspens to the base of the cliff. There's not much of a trail, so it's hard to follow, but even if you go astray, it's a short approach.
The approach time is about 5 minutes.
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