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Frisky Cliff Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 39.9781, -105.4535 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jim Redo on Oct 23, 2003  with updates from TimPark


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  • Description 

    This cliff offers four sport climbs and one old Dan Hare gear route. Morning/early afternoon shade gives good sending temps to these 5.13- and up sport routes. Probably too cold in winter so the best time to climb here is spring, summer, or fall.

    L->R these may be:

    A1. Double Impact, 13, alternate start, 1p, 60', bolts.
    A2. Van Damage, 13-, 1p, 45', bolts.
    B. The Orb, 13-, 1p, 40', bolts.
    C. Con Gaz, 13, 1p, 60', bolts.
    D1. Sinopia, 13-, 1p, 60', bolts.
    D2. Sin Gaz, 12, 1p, 60', bolts.
    E. Last Tango, 10, 1p, gear.
    F. Frisky, 10-, 1p, gear.
    G. The Borg, 13, 1p, 70', bolts.
    H. Rumors of Glory, 13, 1p, bolts.
    I. Pesky, 7, 1p, 100', bolts.

    Getting There 

    I always park at "Castle Rock" (10-11 miles up the canyon). An alternative is to park at the chipped park, excuse me the Sport Park. Either way it's probably best to warm up at either crag. To approach the crag from the Castle, cross the little bridge just downriver from Country Club Crack. Once across follow a faint trail up past the cliff on your left (the Broken Cliff, I believe) to a flat aqueduct trail. Head west around the corner for about .5 miles. A pleasent hike with great views of the Castle. You will also pass the "Mountain Rose" cliff once on the aqueduct trail. Don't confuse these slabs with the Frisky Cliff routes. Steep bolted routes on your left is the big indication that you have reached your destination.

    Climbing Season

    For the Boulder Canyon area.

    Weather station 2.5 miles from here

    9 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Frisky Cliff

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Frisky Cliff:
    Sin Gaz   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
    Sinopia   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
    Van Damage   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
    The Orb   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
    Double Impact   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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