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Fish Creek Falls Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: SeanKuus Kuusinen on Aug 30, 2008
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There are several walls in this area, the most popular being Blob Rock, which has one sport route as well as bolted TR routes. To left and around Blob Rock there are a couple other walls with easy TR routes. This area is worth checking out, and is definitely a good place to take beginners. If you're looking for something challenging, the sport route on blob is good, and the TRs on the left of Blob are thin and therefore challenging, but not everybody's idea of fun.

Getting There 

Fish Creek Falls is at the top of Fish Creek Falls road. One block to the north of Lincoln avenue, at the intersection of 3rd and Oak St., turn onto FCF road and follow it. The road splits at the top of FCF subdivision, go straight here and drive to the FCF parking lot. The Forest Service charges $5 to park here, so don't forget your wallet. After parking here walk towards the upper lot, looking for a trail on the left which will appear about 100 yards past the lower lot. Start up this trail (known as the Uranium Mine Trail) and follow it for about 15-20 minutes. You'll eventually see Blob Rock directly ahead of you, and if you stay on the UMT for a little longer it will branch off to the left and take you to the bottom of what looks like a scree field, which you'll need to scramble up. Once you make it to the rock, the top is easily approached from the climber's left.

Climbing Season

For the Steamboat Springs area.

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Fish Creek Falls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Fish Creek Falls:
Great Blob    5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Blob Rock
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Featured Route For Fish Creek Falls
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt sitting above the route.

Great Blob 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c  Colorado : Steamboat Springs : ... : Blob Rock
The top anchors are one climb left of the Standard Route. These two climbs sit between the current bolted sport routes. For good fun, this route can be lead on gear....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By mebbing
From: Bend, Oregon
Sep 21, 2008
For Blog Rock, never saw anything like a scree field - I posted a photo on Blob Rock's page. It's all bushes, and there is a nice little climbers trail that zips you 40 feet through the bushes up to the rock from the trail.

Also, to get to the top of the rock for setting a TR, there is a quick & easy established hike around climber's left side of the rock. There didn't seem to be anything even nearly as simple to the right. So go left to set a top rope.

Fun little area for take'n it easy and playing on rock for an hour or two with friends.
By T.Ward
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 6, 2010
Went to Blob Rock 9/5/10, and found that wasps are nesting in the first few holds of the (only) sport climb on the rock. Look before you stick your fingers in there....

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