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This is the main crag of the Deville area. It is a nice little 400' buttress that is oddly detached from the main cliff. There are nice 5.7 to 5.11 lines on the face. Some lines are more lichen-covered than others. Nonetheless, this is a fun place to be, especially with the cool crisp fall days of Colorado. The walkoff involves dropping down between the main cliff and the front face and then moving right to the 2nd to 3rd class terrain.

Getting There 

Hike up the switchbacked trail behind the Cheley Camp. At around the 7th or 9th switchback, you angle up and right to the base of the cliff. Count on about 20 minutes. The brief hike can be wonderful on cool mornings or days.

Climbing Season

For the CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries area.

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Deville 3

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Deville 3:
Deville 3   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Bob Culp leading on a 1980 ascent of the DeVille I...

Deville 3 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Colorado : Estes Park Valley : ... : Deville 3
This is an awesome moderate. This classic route is a bit obscure but well worth the time off the beaten track. Get permission/sign in at the Cheley Camp office. 20-25 minute approach. Pleasant walk. Can be done in 2 60m pitches or traditionally 4 pitches. P1 can start left of a groove/wide crack. Traverse right into a crack. Go up past a natural thread. You can reach a ledge at about 120'. Continue up through a bulge that is easier than it looks. Save the #4 Camalot for just bel...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Polycontrast face.
The Polycontrast face.
Rock Climbing Photo: Painted Bird.
Painted Bird.
Rock Climbing Photo: Setting a nut on the first moves of P2 - Parallel ...
Setting a nut on the first moves of P2 - Parallel ...

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By Buster Jesik
Jul 25, 2013
Several large, natural rock fall events have recently occurred on Deville 3. Be cautious and aware the the nature of the routes may have significantly changed.
By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Mar 15, 2016
Hey Buster,
Thanks for the note about the rockfall. Any idea which aspects of the formation (route areas) the rockfall occurred on?

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