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Coal Creek Canyon

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6th Flatiron (Blue Mountain Dr.) 
Echo Canyon (aka The Scoop) 
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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Benjamin Loop
A new trail in 2011 that adds 4 miles of great singletrack to the Betasso system. Near Boulder, Colorado
Betasso Preserve
A solid ride close to Boulder that is often ridden from town. Near Boulder, Colorado
Meyers Homestead Trail
A moderate cruise up an old dirt road to a nice viewpoint. A good way to add miles to Walker Ranch. Near Coal Creek, Colorado
Walker Ranch
A classic loop near boulder with a nice mix of technical riding, flowy descents, and scenery. Near Coal Creek, Colorado
A tricky technical downhill that will make less advanced riders think twice. Near Pine, Colorado
Alderfer/Three Sisters/Dedisse Tour
A tour of some pretty decent singletrack through the Dedisse and Three Sisters parks. Near Evergreen, Colorado
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Coal Creek Canyon Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Echo Canyon near the Wondervu Cafe in Coal Creek C...


Coal Creek Canyon (CO Hwy 72) is mostly private property but is host to at least one great crag at the top of the canyon that will be worth the drive.

Eds. There are various crags like Wonderland, Pinecliffe (perhaps now closed?), Forsythe Rock, Twin Sisters' three crags, The Shaft, Blue Mountain (most, if not all, on private land), and The Scoop/Echo Canyon. There are plenty of additional chunks of rock that may require careful map inspection to find legal access.

Getting There 

Drive South from Boulder 10 miles or north from Golden on CO Hwy 93, and go west on CO Hwy 72.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Coal Creek Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Coal Creek Canyon:
Can You Dig It?   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Pinecliffe : Shaft
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Featured Route For Coal Creek Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: John Shaft shown by green arrow and line.

John Shaft 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CO : Coal Creek Canyon : ... : Shaft
The moves at the first 4 bolts are thin and the feet are hard to come by, no doubt the crux comes right off the deck. The route becomes easier, and it backs off for 20 feet. The final 3 bolts have thin, hard crimping again, there is an awesome pinching on long horizontal rail at the top out.There is a total of nine bolts, with 2 chain anchors. The anchors are not easily reached from the top of the crag, meaning a TR is challenging without first leading....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Wonderland enjoyed from afar.   Hopefully the next...
Wonderland enjoyed from afar. Hopefully the next...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Scoop in better lighting.
The Scoop in better lighting.
Rock Climbing Photo: Twin Sisters. This too has at least a route going ...
Twin Sisters. This too has at least a route going ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Forsythe Rock draws the eye. There is at least one...
Forsythe Rock draws the eye. There is at least one...

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