Mountain Project Logo

Routes in East Colfax

2**6 S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Another Earth S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Aurora Sports Park S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Earth First S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Earth Mover S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
East Colfax T,S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Fill In The Blanks S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
For The Grandchildren S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
For the Children S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Good Earth, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Handy Work T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Heaven & Earth S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hunting Party S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
I Did! I Did! S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Just A Smidgen Harder S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
One For All S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Planet Earth S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Speeding Ticket S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Steve's Wild Turkey Day S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sylvester S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
To the Ends of the Earth S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Tweety S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Warn 'er T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
When I'm 64 S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Wild Bore S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, Sport, 110 ft
FA: Kevin Capps
Page Views: 3,715 total, 48/month
Shared By: Kevin Capps on Jul 22, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

You & This Route


20 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do

Your Star Rating:


     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:


-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
    -none-
Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

East Colfax starts out with some easy climbing that leads to a small, overhanging crux section, continues on some easier terrain that leads to more balanced climbing, and finishes on some beautiful sidepulls over a small roof to get to the anchors. If you diverge from the route, you may encounter not so good rock.

Protection

8 bolts, #0.5 & #2 Camalot, + 2 bolt anchor.

Photos

Kevin Capps
Golden, CO
 
Kevin Capps   Golden, CO
 
When I put the first set of anchors in, there were fixed biners on the quicklinks. Now that someone has stolen them, I do not plan on investing anymore money into this climb. If anyone climbs this to the first anchor, they may want to consider another set of quicklinks so their rope doesn't get twisted. Jan 27, 2014
Kevin Capps
Golden, CO
 
Kevin Capps   Golden, CO
 
Not that I know of. A few of the moves going up and right after the ledge halfway are a little forced, but the moves past that are fun. After putting a #2 Cam in the upper crack you kinda move out right towards the arĂȘte then back up and left over the small roof for the final crux. Sep 9, 2013
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.11a/b PG13
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.11a/b PG13
I made it through the lower part, which I thought was the crux, but bailed halfway up the top section. It seemed too risky to make some of the clips. I brought gear and wish I had more. Has the route changed? Sep 9, 2013
Kevin Capps
Golden, CO
 
Kevin Capps   Golden, CO
 
I put an extra bolt in halfway for an anchor so if people didn't have cams on them they could just do a quick 11a pitch and lower down. Not the best route in the world but kinda fun I guess, haha. Jul 22, 2013
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
Hmmm, perhaps a 2 foot strip of duct tape to pad that sharp edge just below the 6th bolt might ease the mind of the weak.

Also, there is now a 2 bolt anchor with links and biners at halfway. Jul 20, 2013
chinos  
Hey Kevin, nice FA. I was looking at this when we last climbed. Good to see you guys are still at it! Hope to climb again in the future! Nov 7, 2011
Luke Childers
  5.11b PG13
Luke Childers  
  5.11b PG13
Oh by the way, Kevin.... You couldn't have given that line a better name, man!! It's fully East Colfax!! Great work! Oct 25, 2011
Luke Childers
  5.11b PG13
Luke Childers  
  5.11b PG13
Did this on TR with the man with the FA... Kevin and found the route very entertaining. Some unusual but enjoyable climbing past the 1st steep lower headwall then found myself pulling out onto this fantastic exposed arĂȘte!! The top out was odd for me and still a bit dirty, but with all new lines with time more ascents, it will clean up nicely. Climbs better than it looks as well. It kinda ended my day 'cause it's kinda epic!!! But well worth a visit. Also, Kevin, your route description say it's the only route on the wall.... With the addition of the new 5.7 "Wild Bore", you may want to update that info, sir.... Good climbing with you today, man. See you when you get back in town!! Oct 25, 2011
Kevin Capps
Golden, CO
 
Kevin Capps   Golden, CO
 
A few comments; a 70m rope is nice (60m, tie the end), the route is still a bit dusty and rusty but will clean up, the 0.5 cam is for protecting [mid]-route and the #2 is for the hand crack near the top, and have fun. Jul 22, 2011