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Quickie Cliff

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Ascent of a Woman T,S 
Atrophied Husband S,TR 
Casual Six  T,S 
Chokin' the Chickenhead S,TR 
Luck of the Draw  S 
Manly Bulge S 
Nooner or Later  S 
One Night Stand S 
Pickup Line S,TR 
Streak of Bad Luck  S 
Trophy Wife S,TR 

Quickie Cliff Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,000'
Location: 40.32325, -105.53315 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jul 14, 2011  with updates from Ryan Nevius
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BETA PHOTO: Quickie Cliff Right. Photo courtesy of Rich Perch...


This is the lower crag of this set. It sports some very low angle slab climbs and at least 8 short, slightly steeper sport climbs.

It winds up being pretty close to the road, but you don't hear much road noise. Also, this crag winds up being far enough away from the trail that you don't get some of those "how did you get the rope up there?" questions. These routes face east and southeast. They can drop into the shade in the afternoon. Some of the bases can be shaded by trees.

The slab routes can be set up with extra long slings and a few cams for young beginner leaders.

Getting There 

There are 2 approaches to these crags:

A. The most straightforward is to park at the Lily Mt. trailhead which lies on CO 7 just north of Lily Lake and south of Estes Park. The parking is roadside. The hike is largely flat for ~3/4 mile. Just after a S-shaped set of switchbacks, you will arrive at a Z-shaped set of switchbacks. Rather than taking these switchbacks up the hill to Crag of Fear, leave the main trail and follow a climber's trail 100 yards to the left side of Quickie Cliff.

B. The other approach involves following a distinct trail along a section that was cleared for fire mitigation. Park 1/4 mile after mile marker 5. There are 2 small pullouts. The first is on the east side of the road. The second (smaller) is on the west side. Hike up shortly west of the east parking pullout just past a yellow left curve sign. If you get to a rockcut, you've gone too far south. Hike up perhaps 300 vertical feet to the crags. You will see My Grain Headache as you get closer.

This is the lowest (or third below approach A) crag, and it lies maybe 120 yards downhill from the trail.


Quickie Cliff Lower

A. Hand Solo, 0, 1p.
B. Fragile Flakes, 5, 1p, 45', TR.
CD. Four Play var., 4, 1p, 45', bolts & gear.
D. Casual Six , 5-6, 1p, 45', bolts & gear.
E. Three Way, 3, 1p, 50', gear.
F. Pickup Line, 7 or 8, 1p, 45', bolts or TR.
G. Ascent of a Woman, 6-8, 1p, 45', bolts & gear.


Quickie Cliff Left

H. One Night Stand, 10- or 10, 1p, 25', bolts.
I. Nooner or Later , 7-8, 1p, 25', bolts.

Quickie Cliff Center

J. Luck of the Draw , 8-9, 1p, 25', bolts.
K. Streak of Bad Luck , 8-9, 1p, 30', bolts.

Quickie Cliff Right

L. Trophy Wife, 11-, 1p, 40', bolts or TR.
M. Chokin' the Chickenhead, 10, 1p, 40', bolts.
N. Atrophied Husband, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
O. Manly Bulge, 6-7, 1p, 50', bolts.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Quickie Cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: An atrophied husband solving the crux.

Atrophied Husband 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Colorado : Estes Park Valley : ... : Quickie Cliff
This is a nice line that has some sustained, interesting climbing after a currently crumbly start.Pull up onto the face. Pay attention at the start, since the lower band of this cliff is not too consolidated. The crux comes low as you pull onto the featured, more solid face above. There are two ways to solve this crux, left or right. Continue up on interesting knobs. The last 20 feet are on low angle terrain. The anchors are shared with Manly Bulge. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of Quickie Cliff Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Jaclyn on her 2nd lead.
Jaclyn on her 2nd lead.
Rock Climbing Photo: Linda.
Rock Climbing Photo: The crags viewed through the lowest crag.
The crags viewed through the lowest crag.
Rock Climbing Photo: The right side of the easterly aspect of this crag...
The right side of the easterly aspect of this crag...
Rock Climbing Photo: Quickie Cliff Left.  Photo courtesy of Rich Perch.
BETA PHOTO: Quickie Cliff Left. Photo courtesy of Rich Perch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Quickie Cliff Center.  Photo courtesy of Rich Perc...
BETA PHOTO: Quickie Cliff Center. Photo courtesy of Rich Perc...
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BETA PHOTO: The lower Quickie Cliff topo. Photo: courtesy of ...

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