Colors Crag Rock Climbing
Colors Crag is another overlooked cliff right at the start of the Narrows. Originally it was developed in the Spring of 2010, it has recently been revisited and brought back to life.
Generally a shady crag after early morning, this crag has good conditions most of the year. In the middle of winter, it is too cold. In the middle of summer, it is too hot, but otherwise good conditions can be found, and there is no river crossing.
The rock quality is generally good, but more traffic is needed to get the routes in really prime condition.
From Ted's Place, drive 18.1 miles up the Poudre Canyon until you reach the Electric Ocean/Widowmakers followed immediately by a bridge. Park in the massive pullout on the right just past the bridge. Walk uphill to a saddle before dropping down and right to the base of the cliff (10-15 minutes).
Weather station 8.1 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Colors Crag
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Colors Crag:
Izabella 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Watchtower 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
If 6 was 9 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Featured Route For Colors Crag
If 6 was 9 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a CO
: Fort Collins
: ... : Colors Crag
Start by climbing a short, arching crack (the same as Fertile Crescent) to an obvious jug where the crack becomes horizontal. From here, launch into a sea of 5.12 slab and face climbing to an obvious undercling rest at 3/4's height. A long, 6-8 move, crux sequence takes you past the last 2 bolts before you exit left to the crack, and follow that to the anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in CO