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Officer's Gulch West

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Aspirations TR 
Corner Route S 
Dirty Downs S 
Face-it S 
House of Cards S 
Incoming S 
Logan's Run S 
Notches S 
Outgoing S 
Patience S 
Rookies' Demise S 
Short-N-Sweet S 
Simul I S 
Sinus Infection T 
Trinity S 
Twisted Ankle S 

Officer's Gulch West Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.52888, -106.13874 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Brian Pappas on Aug 22, 2012
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BETA PHOTO: Right side of main wall.

Description 

This small area sits tucked in above I-70 on the north side of the road. Although you can still hear traffic zipping by, the wall is somewhat sheltered, and when topping out on most routes, you won't see a vehicle. With its southern exposure, the sun is with you througout the day. Thanks goes out to Griz as well my children Logan and Sarah Pappas for their tremendous patience.

Please keep in mind that most of these routes are new. I do my best to clean the routes and get rid of the loose rocks that I can, but some loose rock will be encountered. Test your holds and enjoy.

L->R:

A. Rookies' Demise, 8, 1p, 50', bolts.
B. Sinus Infection, 7, 1p, 50', gear & bolts.
C. Aspirations, 11-, 1p, 50', TR.
D. House of Cards, 9, 1p, 50', bolts.
E. Incoming, 9+, 1p, 50', bolts.
F. Outgoing, 10-, 1p, 50', bolts.

G. Dirty Downs, 9, 1p, 60', bolts.
H. Simul I, 9, 1p, 60', bolts.
I. Short-N-Sweet, 8, 1p, 40', bolts.
J. Trinity, 10-, 1p, 60', bolts.
K. Patience, 8, 1p, 60', bolts.
L. Logan's Run, 8, 1p, 80', bolts.
M. Corner Route, 9, 1p, 80', bolts.
N. Face-it, 8, 1p, 80', bolts.
O. Notches, 7+, 1p, 60', bolts.
P. Twisted Ankle, 6, 1p, 50', bolts.

Getting There 

The wall is just about a 1/2 mile west of the Officer's Gulch exit. At this time, you will see a sign (heading westbound I-70) for exit 195. It comes up quickly. Shortly after this sign, you will see a green metal pole with two reflectors on it. Make a hard right in a northern direction and look for a hand made sign. Once there, a path with cairns marks the way for the 10 minute approach. After a beautiful hike, the main wall stares you in the face while the lower wall is just to your left.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.4 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',6],['5.9',4],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Officer's Gulch West

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Officer's Gulch West:
Notches   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Logan's Run   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Rookies' Demise   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Face-it   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Short-N-Sweet   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Dirty Downs   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
House of Cards   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Outgoing   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Trinity   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Corner Route   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Photos of Officer's Gulch West Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Left side of the main wall.
BETA PHOTO: Left side of the main wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Great views of 10 Mile Canyon - Officer's Gulc...
Great views of 10 Mile Canyon - Officer's Gulc...
Rock Climbing Photo: Hidden Wall, upper wall.
Hidden Wall, upper wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Make a hard right turn shortly after seeing this e...
Make a hard right turn shortly after seeing this e...
Rock Climbing Photo: Hidden Wall sign at trailhead.
Hidden Wall sign at trailhead.

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By Emesa12
Aug 31, 2012
PULL OFF THE HIGHWAY AT THE HWY195 LODGING SIGN! It is easy to miss.
By Neal M.
Jun 15, 2015
Great area, was there this past weekend.
By jesylamb
Jul 19, 2015
Great area! Thanks for all the work on it!
By cmartin1345
May 30, 2016
Just curious about the height of these routes, new to this forum, when it says 60' does that mean 60 feet or meters?
By Mike P.
From: Dillon, Colorado
Jun 5, 2016
Yes the tallest route here is 80 feet.
By D. Snyder
From: Golden, CO
Jun 19, 2017
Climbed all these routes this past weekend. Nice additions to the growing inventory of Summit moderates.

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