East Side of Tunnel 1 Rock Climbing
This is a reorganizational entry. The problem listed here did not belong to the Sports Wall. It was on the other side of the tunnel.
There is at least one boulder problem, Unnamed Tunnel 1 Highball
In addition, looking through old notes, I see mention of 3 climbs I did probably 18 years ago (7/91) with a talented runner, Steve, who climbed. One was a slippery crack, 5.11, which I think he called Connie's Crack. To its right was a 5.9 crack variation. In addition, there was a 5.11+ eliminate variation. At some point, I'll go back and check this out to update this unless someone else wants to do this.
From the parking at the downstream side (East side) of tunnel one, walk down the well-established approach trail till it meets the water's edge. On your right, at the first clean section of the cliff, is a section of face with discontinuous crack system holds vaguely describing a tall, somewhat scary problem.
Climbing Season For the Clear Creek Canyon area.
Weather station 1.9 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For East Side of Tunnel 1
Graffiti Face 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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The crux comes right from the start. The rock here is somewhat polished and the holds are small. I think it is harder than 10c, but that is what it is rated in the newest guidebook. You can get small cams in about 10 feet up (really small). Above this, the climbing gets easier and you pass an old bolt without a hanger. The top joins "Creek Corner," and the two routes share the same anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado