S and M Wall Rock Climbing
S and M wall has Monastery type rock, granite with edges, slabs, and crystals. Not many people climb here probably because Combat Rock and The Monastery are more popular destinations. It is 40 yards from the road, so there is no real seclusion. It can be very hot in the summer, maybe it is a better spring/fall wall.
Drive west on US Highway 34 out of Loveland till you get to the town of Drake. Take the right fork in the road, County Road 43 and continue west for a couple of hundred yards until you get the the forest service road. Turn right here, and go up the road for 1 1/2 to 2 miles. About a 1/4 of a mile past the Combat road parking lot, there is a 70 foot wall on the left. Parking is very limited. Walk down and across the creek to the base of the wall. Currently there are 3 routes ranging from 5.9 to 5.11.
NOTE: in the past, I have replaced stolen hangers and anchors, because some one has removed or destroyed them.
Climbing Season For the Big Thompson Canyon area.
Weather station 1.4 miles from here
Featured Route For S and M Wall
By allen simons
Sep 6, 2011
Comment appreciated. I too know many of the locals and continue looking for a house up there to become a local myself. I do know, however, that in the past "some" locals, some being the key word, were not happy about non-locals (climbers, hunters, four wheelers, etc.) using their road because of the very thing you pointed out ($40,000) in road maintainance from home owners fees and such. But the road is marked forest service access, so I assume that even though the locals maintain certain sections of the road, that there is an agreement between the forest service and the homeowners association to allow that access. I am the guy who has on three occasions in the past replaced hangers, bolts, and rap anchors on S and M wall. Is my comment definitive proof that the (locals) removed them? Not at all. In fairness, it could be the original route setters, hunters, vandals, climbers who don't like bolts, climbers who don't like me, or his holiness the Dali Lama although that doesn't seem to fit his credo. I just know that SOME locals have not been happy with climbers and that there was even damage to some climbers vehicles at the Monastery parking lot in the past. As far as road clean up day, post it on MP and maybe some of us will show up. I have altered my comment about the removal of the anchors in the description above. Allen