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Falls Creek Cliffs Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,111'
Location: 37.3359, -107.8701 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Matthias Holladay on Dec 1, 2010
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This area may not be open to climbing as houses now line the base... MORE INFO >>>


This is a nice outcrop of soft sandstone. The cliffs in the Falls Creek Archeological Area further along CR 205 (amazing potential for a destination area) are closed.

Getting There 

From Junction Creek road, take CR 205 past Turtle Lake Bouldering. Cliff is obvious on the left.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

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Out On The Tiles 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A2+ X  Colorado : Durango : Falls Creek Cliffs
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Photos of Falls Creek Cliffs Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Above CR 205.
Above CR 205.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pretty.
Rock Climbing Photo: Joel leading the 2nd pitch, a nice dihedral~crack ...
Joel leading the 2nd pitch, a nice dihedral~crack ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Joel Schiavone cleaning the 1st pitch.
Joel Schiavone cleaning the 1st pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at the route.
Looking up at the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Nice....
BETA PHOTO: Nice....
Rock Climbing Photo: Nice.

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By Justin Laursen
From: Durango, CO
Nov 6, 2016
I was wandering around the east side of Falls Creek today and couldn't help but to wonder about the climbing potential of the cliffs on the west side. It looks like there have been some ascents in the past, but that due to archeological interests, the climbing is now closed. Does anyone know more about the closure and if there would be any type of access work that could be done to open the area in the future? The rock just looks so good.
By Nolan Robertson
Nov 7, 2016
I heard there was a dead Navajo/Ute princess up there. You might potentially be able to walk in from the top to not get noticed, but it definitely is the cave with the sweet overhang where she is supposedly buried.

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