Morrison Routes Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: I posted this a few years ago, and it seems to be ...
This is a long cliff face on the north side of the town of Morrison. There is a section for all of the amazing bouldering that is there (Morrison Boulders). This is for the trad/sport routes that are there.
The rock type is a hard sandstone and the Crag is Southwest facing, so it gets lots of sun afternoon.
From C-470 take the Morrison Exit West. The crag is right as you enter the town and there is a parking area on the side of the road right where the road splits off with a one way street. The parking is on the one way street.
The approach is steep and very short. There is a path up the hill near a sign at the beginning of the parking area. Or you can follow the road/path east, follow a path up some talus area and end up near the Black Hole boulder area.
Weather station 6.2 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Morrison Routes:
The Tongue 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
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The Price For Fire 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c CO
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This is the bolted line that starts above The Wisdom Traverse. There are currently (Q1 2007) chain draws hanging from the bolts in the roof section. To start, either run it out to the first, coldshut hanger or place gear for the first few easy moves. Straightforward, moderate climbing gets you to the roof transition where you have to deal with a crack and difficult clip at the first chain draw (first bolt in roof). A large cam can be placed here which is a good idea if you are a lousy crack clim...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: Beta view of the black and white dihedral North of...
Near the top of Nautilus.
BETA PHOTO: Beta photo with lead climbs shown and labeled.
By Trevin Spencer
From: Spokane, WA
Nov 8, 2016
Really fun routes with a beautiful vista and sunsets. Plus, it looks like there is room for lots of expansion and route development. The trail up near a sign at the beginning of the parking area seams to be the best way up. Getting up to the top to set up a TR is pretty hairy though...but the TR anchor chains are in great condition.
By Jay Eggleston
Nov 12, 2012
From the parking, the best trail I found leaves the road near a telephone pole on the east side of the parking.