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Brother Beaver

V5 PG13, Boulder, 20 ft,  Avg: 2 from 1 vote
FA: Ron Cook
Colorado > Denver South > Deer Creek Canyon Cave

Description

Start deep in the right hand corner of the cave with your feet up and left hand on a horizontal wedge, traverse the right hand ledge with 6 or seven laybacks. On the last couple laybacks, keep your feet up and use them to push off and get a little extra reach. Once you're on the far right side of the boulder, pull up and dart your left hand out for the final crux move. An easy V1 traverse to the left taking you over top the cave will get you down on the far left side of the cave.

Location

Take West Deer Creek Canyon Rd (aka CO Rd 124) from 470 and Kippling or 470 and Wadsworth. After passing Valley Rd, its 2.4 miles up the hill on the left hand (south) side of the road. Just two corners (1000ft) down the hill from Deer Creek Crag. There's a small dirt pull off that can handle 3 or 4 cars, a little brown sign saying "Jefferson County. Dumping Prohibited". You'll need to cross the creek. Currently there are large boulders and a tree across the creek so you don't need to get wet but in spring run off its likely you'll need to get wet.

Protection

Best to bring 2 or 3 crash pads and a spotter, the landing is on a bit of a slope with a few boulders.

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Start in the far lower left of the picture, traverse to the right. When you get your hands on the part just below the little bush that looks like it's growing out of the moss, it's time to head up and to the left, this is probably the crux move as the hold is 2 feet up and 3 feet to the left.  Once you get it, just climb up a few more feet before you traverse left over top of the cave for the down climb/walk.
[Hide Photo] Start in the far lower left of the picture, traverse to the right. When you get your hands on the part just below the little bush that looks like it's growing out of the moss, it's time to head up…