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Badger Mountain Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 39.04865, -105.51311 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Bob Robertson on Jul 9, 2017
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Description 

This area near the peak Badger Mountain along US 24 includes Badger Flats (on the north side), Valley of Chickens, Rooster Tail, Left Wing, Far, Left, The Egg, Feral Petunia; Ussen (on the SE side); and West Wilkerson (on the west side) with Duck Rock, Turner Rock, Turner Spike, Current Rock, Grassy Know, Westeros, and Short But Sweet. It is spread over a few miles. The area is known for its knobs.

There is camping near the crags, except for Westeros.

There is a pamphlet/guidebook called Badger Mountain: a Rock CLimbing Guide 2nd Ed. from April 2017 by Bob & Carrie Robertson available from climbingpamplet.com for $9.95.

The GPS is approximate.

Getting There 

From Colorado Springs, take US 24 NW past Woodland Park, Florissant, Divide, and Lake George. Expect a small journey.

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Climbing Season



Weather station 9.3 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',5],['5.8',4],['5.9',6],['5.10',3],['5.11',2],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Badger Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Badger Mountain:
Unknown (Huecos and Chickenheads?)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Valley of The Chickens : Chicken Rock
5.7 Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Valley of The Chickens : Chicken Rock
KFC   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Valley of The Chickens : Chicken Rock
KFC Chimney Start   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   Valley of The Chickens : Chicken Rock
Missing Chickenheads   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Valley of The Chickens : Chicken Rock
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Featured Route For Badger Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Plummer's Crack from below Sustainable Organic Bol...

Plummer's Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Colorado : South Platte : ... : Feral Petunia
This climb has varied, interesting, and sustained climbing.The first section of the climb is on mostly good holds up through two roof bands which the Plummer's Crack system cuts through.Although it looks like a crack, there are many features which allow climbing without resorting to much jamming. However, the cracks provide ample opportunities for protection except in a few places.The second roof is passed with thin/finger jams and stemming to reach a good thin hand jam on the left.Horizonta...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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