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Colors Crag Rock Climbing 

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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.

Getting There 

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).

Climbing Season

For the The Narrows area.

Weather station 8.1 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Colors Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Colors Crag:
Are You Experienced?   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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'   
Castle Magic   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
If 6 was 9   5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Featured Route For Colors Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan working the crux.

If 6 was 9 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a  Colorado : 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 Colorado

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BETA PHOTO: Colors Crag parking and trail description.

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