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Canyon Entrance

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
30 and Dirty S 
American Girl  S 
Book of Life (aka Book) S 
Born In The U.S.A.  S 
Genesis (aka Face) S 
In the Beginning S 
Red Sea, The S 
Revelations (aka Delusion) S 

Canyon Entrance Rock Climbing 

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The Canyon Entrance area is the first small cluster of routes passed when walking in. The climbing is vertical, technical and ranges in difficulty from 5.10-5.12. There are a few trees that provide some shade and a nice level hang, making this a good place to start.

Getting There 

Follow the approach trail down into the canyon and this is the first concentration of routes encountered. It is located the farthest down stream from the pool.

Routes (L->R): 

A. Book of Life, 11-, bolts.
B. Genesis, 10, bolts.

Climbing Season

For the Cascade Canyon area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Canyon Entrance

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Canyon Entrance:
Genesis (aka Face)   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Book of Life (aka Book)   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
30 and Dirty   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
The Red Sea   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
In the Beginning   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Featured Route For Canyon Entrance
Rock Climbing Photo: A TR hanging on American Girl.

American Girl 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  CO : Durango : ... : Canyon Entrance
American Girl is a chill arete that checks in as one of the more moderate routes in Cascade Canyon.This one took a ton of cleaning and will likely still flake off some edges until it gets some traffic.Be sure to wear a helmet as the belayer, as some loose chunks are bound to still come off....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Ben Griffin
From: Durango, CO
Sep 7, 2012
The entrance wall has 6 really good sport climbs on the best rock in the canyon. The grades in the guidebook are pretty sandbag, so we have that going for us. It is a good summer spot to escape the Golf Wall crowds and get a really good workout in the evening.

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