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Carbago Delenda Est

5.11a, Sport, 45 ft,  Avg: 2.5 from 2 votes
FA: Greg Hand and Paul Heyliger, 2016
Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Carbage
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details


This is a quality route! It is steep in its mid-section and has a powerful overhang prior to the anchor. You start on slabby rock which leads to a slightly overhanging face. On the face, there is a great hand jam that can be used as a rest spot if you know how to do so. The crux just below the anchor is well-protected.

I communicated with one of the first ascentionists, and he thinks it is a 5.12. I agree and am using the guidebook rating so others do not get confused on the routes location. Hopefully the consensus changes in the future.


Located near the right side of the south face, it shares its first bolt with the route to its right. You climb over a small overlap at the start.


6 bolts and a two bolt anchor.

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The climb.
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The hand crack is between the two bolts.
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