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Sesame Street Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 10,500'
Location: 37.91916, -107.81373 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: perrotr Perrot on May 15, 2016
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The main wall at Sesame Street Cliffs, Bear Creek,...


Sesame Street is a high alpine sport climbing crag in a picturesque location up above the Bear Creek trail. Several massive pieces of cliff (Telluride Conglomerate) dislodged from higher up, creating a unique climbing area. The cliff is on the west side of the Bear Creek/Wasatch trail and faces east. It goes into the shade later in the day, and has a late start to the climbing season due to the altitude/aspect (climbable May-Oct.).

There are currently around 20 climbs from 5.7-5.13d with the potential for many more. There is a high concentration of hard sport climbs in the 5.12+ range on the main face. Other than the Falls Walls (White Belly) and Jungle Gym (Ophir), this is the spot for hard sport climbing in Telluride. The rock quality is the same as the Falls Walls - conglomerate pebbles/huecos.

If you walk around the main face into the cave area, there is an overhanging section (behind the main face) with several climbs (5.11-5.12) and another cliff face with a concentration of long 5.10 routes.

Getting There 

Hike up the Bear Creek Trail to the Wasatch Trail Intersection (before the waterfalls/massive boulder). Hike up the first few switchbacks of the Wasatch trail until you reach the base of the Wasatch Trail Wall which has a distinguishable arete (there's a cool 5.11+ climb on the arete - bolts/gear). When hiking north (looker's right) below the arete/cliff, follow a faint trail heading north when the Wasatch Trail switches back towards the south. Pass a big, overhanging, muddy/sandstone wall, then after some steep switchbacking, you'll pass a cool, overhanging, 100 foot long boulder cliff (there's 5.12 traverse route on this) with a prominent, overhanging prow. This is more or less the halfway point on the faint trail towards the main cliff at Sesame Street. It is a 50+ minute total approach from the trailhead in town.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sesame Street

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sesame Street:
Grover's Muppet Adventure   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 67'   
Mr. Snuffleupagus   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Big Bird   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 47'   
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Featured Route For Sesame Street
Rock Climbing Photo: Opening moves of Mr. Snuffleupagus, 5.11c.

Mr. Snuffleupagus 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Colorado : Telluride/Norwood area : ... : Sesame Street
This has big bouldery moves up the overhanging wall and is fun, steep, and pumpy. Milk the rests between the cruxes....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of Sesame Street Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The main wall, Sesame Street Cliffs, Bear Creek, T...
The main wall, Sesame Street Cliffs, Bear Creek, T...
Rock Climbing Photo: The backside of the main wall. There are some cool...
The backside of the main wall. There are some cool...
Rock Climbing Photo: The  5.13b route at the main wall.
The 5.13b route at the main wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Wasatch Trail Wall. It has a 5.11+ route which is ...
Wasatch Trail Wall. It has a 5.11+ route which is ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sesame Street from the bottom of the Wasatch Trail...
Sesame Street from the bottom of the Wasatch Trail...
Rock Climbing Photo: The main cliff on the approach.
The main cliff on the approach.

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