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Peaches and Scream

5.6, Trad, 40 ft,  Avg: 2 from 79 votes
FA: unknown
Colorado > Denver South > Castlewood Cany… > Grocery Store Walls
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About ten feet right of Hot Fudge is a large flake on the ground. Start right of this flake and climb up to a flake about 15' up. Climb this flake to the ledge above and get on the big ledge. You can finish with a direct finish on a nice face to bolts above if you're toproping or are willing to run it out. The other finish traverses on the ledge left to an obvious weakness in the cliff. Protect the crack and climb up it (harder) or climb a few moves on the face on the left.


Standard rack and slings. There is a 2 bolt anchor on top of this route.

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Lydia Fletcher on Peaches and Scream.
[Hide Photo] Lydia Fletcher on Peaches and Scream.
Lower portion of Peaches and Scream.
[Hide Photo] Lower portion of Peaches and Scream.
Peaches and Scream variation, straight up to top anchors, 5.7.
[Hide Photo] Peaches and Scream variation, straight up to top anchors, 5.7.
Peaches and Scream (prior to the slab at the base falling over).
[Hide Photo] Peaches and Scream (prior to the slab at the base falling over).

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Andrew Gram
Salt Lake City, UT
[Hide Comment] The direct finish up the face is fun but felt harder than 5.6 to me (maybe I'm not used to Castlewood rock). I wouldn't want to lead that. Apr 17, 2002
[Hide Comment] Either way you slice the top, it ain't all that bad (although I'll admit running it out might not be some people's idea of a good time). All in all, I'd say .6 is a fair rating. Fun for the grade. Jun 7, 2002
Dan Mottinger
[Hide Comment] Correction: For an easier finish when leading, follow the large ledge right which is ~8' below the top. Also the 'direct finish' is not too bad for difficulty if one veers more to the left for a few moves. It can protect, but the placements might not be bomber (Tricams in pockets, horizontal placements etc.), so be solid for leading the route. Jul 27, 2003
Ken McVicker
Aurora, CO
[Hide Comment] Unless you have tri-cams, I wouldn't lead this either. I didn't have any, so it was a bit sketchy near the top. Walking around to the top and setting up a top rope is best. The last few moves to the canyon rim seemed a little harder than 5.6 for the direct route. Aug 14, 2003
pinchepaco Gomez
castle rock, co
[Hide Comment] This is a good route for kids to start on. Sep 21, 2004
[Hide Comment] The large flake mentioned in the description and pictured above has fallen over. If you are trying to find this route for the first time, take the climber's trail from the parking lot to the base of the cliff. The trail ends just to the left of Hot Fudge. Walk under the overhang and look for the flake on the ground which has broken into several large chunks. Step over and you're there. Jul 26, 2005
[Hide Comment] FYI - this picture is at least 3 yrs old - have been climbing Grocery Store for 2 years, and that slab has never been there (fell down over 2 yrs ago). Jul 6, 2011
Tan B
Lakewood, CO
[Hide Comment] Pretty wet right now with a constant drip coming down from the anchors and inside the flake. Feb 4, 2018
[Hide Comment] Not a good lead. Jun 16, 2018