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Drugs S 
Dwarves Are People Too T,TR 
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Fat Elvis S 
Frankenstein TR 
Free Shot T 
Horn, The S 
Lucy and Devi Go Mousing S 
North East Gully T 
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South Ridge T 
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Der Freischutz Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,880'
Location: 39.9732, -105.2889 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Kristo torgersen on Nov 30, 1999
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  • Description 

    This serenely situated formation is host to three short and sweet routes on its southwest face. All you'll need is a half dozen draws and some small TCUs and nuts to protect this trio of "restday favorites". The rock bites back a bit, but it's a worthy trade off for the stellar moves and scenic backdrop (bring the camera for this one!). The routes receive afternoon sunlight and can be rappelled to the west on a set of anchors. Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll!

    In addition, there are south-facing and some non-descript East Face slab routes here.

    Getting There 

    Der Freischutz is located on Dinosaur Mtn. Park at NCAR Mesa and take the Mallory Cave Trail up past the Dinosuar Egg and Der Zerkle to the base of the east face slab of The Hand. Take a faint trail up a rocky and wooded gully into the corridor between The Hand (north side) and Der Freischutz (south side). When the south side opens up into a stellar view of Bear Canyon the climbs can be found above an idyllic flat boulder at the base of the southwest face. Enjoy!

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 2.8 miles from here

    16 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Der Freischutz

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Der Freischutz:
    South Ridge   5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c     Trad, 4 pitches, 750'   
    East Face / Der Freischutz   5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c     Trad, 2 pitches, 350'   
    Free Shot   5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c     Trad, 2 pitches, 400'   
    Fat Elvis   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
    Drugs   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
    Street Hassle   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
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    Featured Route For Der Freischutz
    Rock Climbing Photo: Start of route.  This shows what we did with a 30M...

    South Ridge 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c  Colorado : Flatirons : ... : Der Freischutz
    This "F3" route is one of Roach's Flatiron classics. It probably made the list due to the length of the climb, position in the canyon, and the easy climbing. I personally did not find this climb to be that enjoyable. There is some good climbing on the route, but there is a lot of bad rock and lichen. We had planned to simul-climb this route, but the up and down steps on the ridge creates a lot of rope drag. Roach says this climb is about 600ft long, but it is probably closer to 750ft. Approa...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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    Rock Climbing Photo: Group solo up Der Freischutz.
    Group solo up Der Freischutz.

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    By Rui Ferreira
    From: Longmont, CO
    Apr 27, 2017
    Emergency Raptor Closure of Der Freischutz and surrounding formations

    OSMP is enacting a closure to protect cliff nesting raptors at Der Freischutz on Dinosaur Mountain —please see attached map.

    On Wednesday of this week, OSMP staff and volunteers observed that the prairie falcon pair that typically occupies Bear Creek Spire had re-located to the Der Freischutz formation.

    The pair’s timing is in the ball park that if they succeed and fledge young, the formation will open with other closures on or about July 31st.

    As a result of the move, OSMP is lifting the closure for Bear Creek Spire.

    Those approaching Overhang Rock from Mallory Cave trail will need to approach from Bear Creek Spire going forward, or until Bear Canyon trail is re-opened

    Rock Climbing Photo: Closure zone.
    Closure zone.

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