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East Colfax Clear Creek


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Igor T · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 0

Hi guys,
There will be a larger group (9) climbing at East Colfax this Saturday starting at approximately 9 AM. We will have probably 4 ropes ropes setup for TR on the easy stuff.
Thanks

Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,470

No worries, I'm never going there again. Ever. Ha ha ha.

Igor T · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 0

Is it that bad up there??? Never been.

Brady3 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 15

There are fun routes if you like 5.7's, but there is a large group there about every weekend day.
Friends have insisted on going there several times despite the fact that most every time we do we have to wait awhile for anything under 5.11 to be open.

Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,470

What Brady said.

Tradgic Yogurt · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2016 · Points: 55

Thanks for the heads up. Hope Frau Blücher crushes those 5.6s.

curt86iroc · · Golden, CO · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 63
Tradgic Yogurt wrote:Thanks for the heads up. Hope Frau Blücher crushes those 5.6s.
  • *horse whinnies*
Parker Wrozek · · Denver, CO · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 83

9 AM....too late. get there about 7 and get the routes in before the hordes show up.

Igor T · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 0

Does it get really that bad up there. Maybe I should setup the TR on the 11s and 12???

Parker Wrozek · · Denver, CO · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 83

You just have to beat the crowds. That is the key.

Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,470

Guides also go there with their own groups and may even beat you at 7am. But you have other options in the area, so give it a try.

Igor T · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 0

Stitch, what else is around there? Easy stuff...

Rick Blair · · Denver · Joined Oct 2007 · Points: 268

Since its called East Colfax does that mean there are prostitutes hiding in the bushes as well?

Igor T · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 0

I hope not. Maybe in the Nomad's cave across the creek.

Monty · · Golden, CO · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 3,124
Igor T wrote:Stitch, what else is around there? Easy stuff...
Check out the Tiers of Zion or Other Critters
Alex Ghiggeri · · Denver, Colorado · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 5

i never had crowd problems there...

P.Ness129 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0

Beware Tiers of Zion is chaucey

Matt Pierce · · Denver, CO · Joined May 2010 · Points: 276

I agree about getting there early - and when it gets crowded head across the tyro and do this great route:

mountainproject.com/v/miner…

Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,470
Igor T wrote:Stitch, what else is around there? Easy stuff...
You can drive over to Cat Slab, which is close by.
Igor T · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 0

Guys, thanx for all replies. It went well yesterday. The place is crowded, but there are plenty routes to climb and people were nice.

I am always looking for new places for my high school kids to climb. It is tough because of different abilities 5.4-5.12.

Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,470

Glad to hear. It went fine with my friend, too, as we just got on the harder routes to the right of the main wall.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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