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Convenience Cliff

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Breaking the Mold S 
Corner Market T 
Five and Dime S 
Kum & Go S 
Kwik-E-Mart S 
Pump and Run S 
Self Serve S 
Son T 
Thank You, Come Again S 

Convenience Cliff Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,200'
Location: 39.73889, -105.41411 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Aug 27, 2007
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This golden brown, standing wave of rock perches high above Tunnel Six. The rock is excellent. The sport routes and 5.7 crack climb are all fun.

Getting There 

The formation sits high above Tunnel Six and can easily be seen by looking back from a few hundred yards West of the tunnel. Park on the right, West of Tunnel Six. Cross the road and walk West on the road, past the steep hillsides on the left, until you reach a yellow curve ahead cautionary road sign (across the road) where you can head into the forest above. When you reach the old road bed, head back East on it, above the steep hillsides, to its end. Contour East, hop across a boulder, follow cairns East and uphill to the crag. ~15 minutes. Convenient, eh?


A Son, 8, 1p, 50', gear.
B Breaking the Mold, 12, 1p, 50', bolts.
C1. Kum & Go, 11, 1p, 45', bolts.
C2. Five and Dime, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
D.Corner Market, 7, 1p, 45', gear.
E. Kwik-E-Mart, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
F. Thank You, Come Again, 12-, 1p, 50', bolts.
G. Self Serve, 10+, 1p, 45', bolts.
H. Pump and Run, 11+, 1p, 45', bolts.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Convenience Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Convenience Cliff:
Self Serve   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Kum & Go   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Breaking the Mold   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Breaking the Mold 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Colorado : Golden : ... : Convenience Cliff
This is an beautiful face climb that will test your core, creativity, and crimp strength. Start out by gaining a slopey ledge, and begin the interesting and increasingly difficult movement up wavy black and orange rock. A few moves trending right up a seam will lead you to a decent stance and a chance to size up the crux. Fire through the face on small crimps to get a somewhat decent ledge where you can make the final clip, and get ready for the big toss. Catch a decent hold that is just waiting...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: The right side of the crag.
BETA PHOTO: The right side of the crag.
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By Sam S
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 24, 2009
Just went to this crag today. The approach is a pain in the ass with many opportunities to drop rocks onto cars, also don't be tempted to head straight down the gully to get out, the last 20ft are very sketchy. Fun routes though and no crowds.
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Mar 7, 2010
Thanks, Kirk, for the corrections. Routes I put in the book were from Vaino's notes.
By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Dec 12, 2010
Hiked up there today to check it out, although I didn't do any climbing. The rock looks really good, and the routes very interesting! I can't wait to get back up there and climb some of these beauties!

As for the approach, it's really not as bad as the description and comments make it seem: maybe a 15 minute hike and the rock fall potential isn't that bad, although you do need to be mindful. Much better than some other crags that see much more attention like Highlander and the ever-dreaded Table Mountain.
By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Dec 19, 2010
The info on this page is still incorrect, as there are only two bolted routes to the left of Corner Market and four to the right of it.

It seems to me the left to right order of this crag goes:
Son, 5.8, gear.
Breaking the Mold, 5.12, bolts.
Five and Dime, 5.10c, bolts.
Corner Market, 5.7, gear.
Quick-E-Mart, 5.11a, bolts.
Self Serve, 5.10d, bolts.
Thank You Come Again, 5.12a/b, bolts.
Pump and Run, 5.11d, bolts.

Also the descriptions for the locations of a few of these routes reference route names that are not on this crag, or at least not on this website. Maybe the same routes have been named twice? It'd be nice to clear this up and get the correct info up....
By Kirk Miller
From: Golden, CO
Dec 19, 2010
Thanks, Jay. I've made the corrections you suggested to the L to R list and corrected the references to route names in the route locations. Hope I got it right this time. I am psyched to see this great little crag has been getting some more attention! Props on the new routes.
By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Dec 19, 2010
Thanks for the updates, Kirk. This should help clear up some confusion on the routes and where they are located. This is a great little crag, thanks for posting it!
By Luke Childers
Dec 22, 2010
Hit this wall today!!! Sweet private wall, man!! And really the approach is not that bad!! Got up there fast and there are just a few small spots where one needs to careful about knocking rocks down onto the road. If this approach was worked out and on just a bit, this wall would be much more popular!! And now that the new route "Breaking The Mold" has been installed, it's really, really worth the short walk up the hill!! This new line is so good, man. Changes the whole concept of this wall. It's now a must visit!! And the other routes are quality an fun! Great afternoon sun in the winter as well!!! Won't be my last time to this wall.
By Ross Keller
From: Parker, CO
Apr 18, 2011
The three right-hand routes are:

Thank You Come Again, 5.12a.
Self Serve, 5.10d.
Pump and Run, 5.11d.

Although the approach is a bit loose in places, this crag is certainly worth a visit.
By KelNsteve
Jul 1, 2013
Went up yesterday and discovered someone had taken the biners off the anchors of Kwik-E-Mart (11b) and thank you come again (12a/b). Because I like the climbs here and think they are of quality, I've installed rappel rings at the anchors of both these routes. Now everyone can enjoy the ease of lowering off.
By Josh Jones 1
From: Denver, Colorado
Aug 9, 2014
Even thought the rock looks very clean, I would recommend wearing a helmet here. We had 2 chunks of rock break off of Kwik-E-Mart.
By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
Jan 19, 2015
Convenience Cliff holds a number of very nice routes, sees relatively little traffic, and has a very accessible trail. The great sun exposure makes CC appealing for even a mid-winter day. The climbing reminded me of a trip to the Flatirons or even Eldo. While we had climbed these routes shortly after their installation many years ago, I had forgotten just how nice the climbing is. The cliff is pretty small, well bolted, and provides something for everyone. We climbed here and at the Mill Creek Dome on back to back days, and CC by contrast just seemed so much more relaxing. The hard routes at MCD can be intimidating, while CC climbing just seemed like a kick. Bring some crimp strength.

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