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Almost Asshole Rock Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.33598, -105.28215 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jay Eggleston on Jun 3, 2016
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BETA PHOTO: Another photo of right side of the rock.

Description 

This is a large rock which is not easily seen from nearby areas. It faces northwest so likely will be shady early in the day. The rock is typical of that found in the Buffalo Creek area. This rock is in the newest guidebook, but it is not popular. You likely will not see other climbers here. There are four known routes here, but more could be established (especially with a drill).

Getting There 

Park along FS-550 2 miles from CR-126. There is parking on the left at a campsite. The parking is at a right hand curve in the road. Head into the campsite and woods to the east. Head a bit right initially toward some aspen trees. You will pick up a old trail/road that is fairly overgrown. This trail crosses the Colorado Trail as you continue ahead, and you will come to a slight clearing with some large rocks straight ahead. These rocks are the Torture Chamber (not listed on this site). It takes about 10 minutes to get here. To the right is Almost Asshole up higher. Head right and you will eventually reach the rock.

It takes about 15-20 minutes to get to the rock.

Climbing Season

For the Buffalo Creek area.

Weather station 8.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Rock Climbing Photo: The climb and the "y" on the left.

Share in Torn Feet 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Colorado : South Platte : ... : Almost Asshole Rock
This crack is short and only has great climbing on its first half. It was hard to give it two stars, but the good 20' of climbing is fun. The crux is in this first 20', but the crack protects well. There is an annoying bush in this section, but you get by it quickly. I cleaned out some other vegetation. If you come to this rock, you might as well do this climb, but it is not a destination climb. Hubbel shows a 4th class decent to the right in his book, but I could not find one....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of Almost Asshole Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Where the trail to the rock crosses the Colorado T...
BETA PHOTO: Where the trail to the rock crosses the Colorado T...
Rock Climbing Photo: The rock.
BETA PHOTO: The rock.
Rock Climbing Photo: The right side of the rock.
The right side of the rock.

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By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jan 8, 2017
^^^+1^^^ for that name.

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