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Little Black Cliff

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Buttress Climb S 
Damnifiknow T 
Headwaters of Denial S 
Left Mixed 9 T 
Mellow Yellow T 
Middle 11 S 
Right 10 S 
When The Wives Are Away... S 
Z Elephant Boy S 

Little Black Cliff Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Jesse Morehouse on Jul 2, 2015
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Little Black Cliff is a small crag with a casual approach. It has mostly 6 bolt sport climbs with a few mixed/gear routes. Most of the climbs can be toproped by hiking around looker's right of the main crag.

Getting There 

From the parking just before the bridge, look uphill on the passenger side of your car, and throw a rock, you probably just missed hitting the crag.

Climbing Season

For the San Luis Valley area.

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Little Black Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Little Black Cliff:
When The Wives Are Away...   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Headwaters of Denial   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
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Featured Route For Little Black Cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: Like I said, a fun kid climb.

Damnifiknow 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  Colorado : San Luis Valley : ... : Little Black Cliff
This is a nice route for beginner trad climbers or for kids. There is a little bit of a crux about 2/3 height, and there are plenty of rests.This route is also a fun little mixed line in the winter, with the same name (M4)....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Jesse Morehouse
From: CO
Jul 2, 2015
There are 4th class/easy 5th class lines extending up the walls above this cliff that see the occasional traffic, and there are a few undocumented climbs that we have never bothered to try mixed in here as well as some random bolts for old mixed routes that rarely come in. I used to have a hand drawn guide to the place, but have lost it over the years. Please feel free to correct names if you know them!

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