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Aftermath Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.7414, -105.29775 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Nov 29, 2016
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Aftermathematics. Photo: Nicholas Zepeda.

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Description 

This steep wall of layered gneiss sits high above the summit of Little Eiger. Technically this is on the same massive formation as the forgotten Pile Driver but quite a bit higher up the hill, at the far right end of the cliffband. The climbing experience here is not for everyone. This is an alpine crag by Clear Creek sport climbing standards, with a hard approach, secluded position, and complex routefinding on fractured rock.

Most of the routes are essentially jug hauls climbing steeply overhanging walls. Those with an adventurous attitude will find the climbing to be a lot of fun and pretty uncommon for the Front Range. The crag also faces north and overhangs enough that the routes never see the sun, making this a great option on warmer days.

Routes from left to right:

1. Platinum Plaque, 12-, 60’, 8B to 2BA.
2. Strapped with Lats, 12+, 50’, 7B to 2BA.
3. Gotta Be Bumpin', 12, 50’, 6B to 2BA.
4. Aftermathematics, 12-, 45’, 5B to 2BA.
5. Savage Cats, 11+, 30’, 4B to 2BA.

Getting There 

Park as for Little Eiger. Follow a good trail on the south side of the river downstream to the first major drainage east of Little Eiger (this drainage forms a popular ice scramble in the winter). Turn right, following a steep and loose trail along the west side of this drainage. Follow the trail as high as you can, until it makes sense to head straight up the hillside (heading west). It is possible to follow a faint animal trail that makes the approach much easier. Climb the steep hillside until the routes come into view.

Climbing Season

For the Clear Creek Canyon area.

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Strapped With Lats.  Photo by Nicholas Zepeda.

Strapped With Lats 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  Colorado : Golden : ... : Aftermath
The best line on the wall climbs a sustained 45-degree-overhanging arête to the top of the cliff. The rock looks questionable from below, but it’s actually the most solid of the steep lines. The climbing is sequential and gymnastic on large, generally incut holds. Expect heel hooks, toe cams, and campusing between jugs.The climbing begins easily up a hanging open book. Clear a slight bulge to gain an easy slab and then a no-hands stance on a sloping ledge. Move left to the speckled-purple ar...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: The first view of the crag form the approach trail...
The first view of the crag form the approach trail...
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of the left end of the cliff.
BETA PHOTO: Topo of the left end of the cliff.
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of the steep lines from the right.
BETA PHOTO: Topo of the steep lines from the right.
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo.
BETA PHOTO: Topo.

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By Monomaniac
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From: Morrison, CO
Nov 29, 2016
These routes were all bolted in December 2015.

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