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New Economy Cliff

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Buy Gold S 
Buy Low, Sell High S 
Consumer Confidence S 
High Return S 
High Tech Sector S 
Inflation S 
Interest Rate S 
Leading Indicators S 
Market Meltdown S 
On Line Trading S 
On The Margin S 
Selling Short S 
Tumbling Stocks S 
Undervalued S 

New Economy Cliff Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,700'
Location: 39.74135, -105.34674 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Jun 1, 2002
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The New Economy Cliff is located on the south-side of Clear Creek Canyon, about one mile upstream from Tunnel #3. The most obvious feature on the cliff is a large, white right-facing corner on the right (west end) side of the cliff. There is a obvious pullout on the south side of the road. The cliff can be approached by wading the creek or by a Tyrolean traverse located about 500 feet upstream from the parking area. All routes are bolt-protected and end at bolt anchors. There are currently 15 routes ranging in grades from 5.10 to 5.12c. The cliff facing north and makes for a great early morning crag during the hot summer months.

Getting There 

Travel west through Clear Creek Canyon a mile past Tunnel #3. Park at a pullout on the south-side of the road. Park here. Wade the creek or use the tyrolean traverse (NO LONGER) located 500 feet upstream from the parking area.


Eds. These climbs are split into 4 areas.

A. On Line Trading, 12-, 1p, 45', bolts.

B. Buy Gold, 12-, 1p, 90', bolts.
C. Buy Low, Sell High, 10+, 1p, 90', bolts.
D. Inflation, 12, 1p, 80', bolts.
E Market Meltdown, 10, 1p, 80', bolts.
F Leading Indicators, 12, 1p, 80', bolts.
G Undervalued, 10-, 1p, 75', bolts.

H. On the Margin, 10, 1p, 40', bolts.
I. Tumbling Stocks, 12-, 1p, 40', bolts.
J. Consumer Confidence, 11, 1p, 35', bolts.
K. Selling Short, 11, 1p, 35', bolts.
L. High Tech Sector, 10, 1p, 90', bolts.
M. Portfolio, 11, 1p, bolts.

N. High Return, 12-, 1p, 70', bolts.
O. Interest Rate, 12-, 1p, 80', bolts.

Climbing Season

For the Clear Creek Canyon area.

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Far right side of cliff, just right of the white R...
Far right side of cliff, just right of the white R...
Rock Climbing Photo: Far left side of cliff with On Line Trading, ~5-6 ...
Far left side of cliff with On Line Trading, ~5-6 ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Right side of cliff with:  H. On the Margin, 10. I...
Right side of cliff with: H. On the Margin, 10. I...
Rock Climbing Photo: New Economy Cliff above Clear Creek.
New Economy Cliff above Clear Creek.

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By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
Sep 9, 2002
We spent a superb day at the New Economy Cliff, however, it would be useful to have a photo of the right and left sides of this cliff with route annotations as well. Once again, congratulations to Bob D'Antonio and his partners for creating a fine climbing spot that most of have been ignoring for all these years.
By Rui Ferreira
From: Longmont, CO
Jul 23, 2003
The Tyrolean is missing and the creek to high to wade, save it for Fall.
By Kevin Gillest
From: Arvada, CO
Aug 5, 2012
We climbed/crossed Clear Creek on Sat Aug 4th, the river was still higher then expected.
Rock Climbing Photo: Red arrows show our river crossing path, still 36&...
Red arrows show our river crossing path, still 36" deep and swift.

Rock Climbing Photo: Garrett and Lisa Gillest crossing back after climb...
Garrett and Lisa Gillest crossing back after climbing New Economy, they found the old tyrolean traverse rope, used as anchor to cross back.
By SteveZ
From: Denver, CO
Aug 11, 2016
River was high but doable today. We found a couple of places to cross with the water up to mid/upper thigh.

Worth noting that this time of year the wall actually gets sun until 10 or 11 am.

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