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Sign Crack Area

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Disney Chimney T 
Hop, Skip, and a Jump S 
Paradigm Shift S 
Sign Crack 
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Sign Crack Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.42245, -105.23805 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Aug 20, 2009  with updates from JFM and 1 more
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This is a reorganization effort to help clarify routes in this area.

This may have a real name other than listed above. If you know it, we can edit it.

There are 2 tiers to the climbs here.

Per JFM: the TR anchors are large hardware store bolts of some sort with pipe around them (pictures will be posted).

Getting There 

This is 1.0 miles west of the Beige Siphon Tube. Walk 50 feet north up the road to the curve sign.

Per JFM: park near the curve sign in a large-ish, now paved pulloff. Scramble up the "trail" at the upcanyon end of the lot (really, it's more of a dry runnel strewn with unstable tiles of rock). Hop, Skip, and a Jump is immediately at the top of the loose ascent.

Trend climber's left up and across an angled shelf (over the same flat, loose rock) to Disney Chimney; the road-side top-rope routes can be set by staying low via this approach; however, at last inspection, the "anchors" were a few pieces of pipe hammered into the ground (i.e., no hangers, etc.; loose rock abounds). Proceed further left and go around the corner to find Paradigm Shift.


Lower Tier:

A. Roadside Arete, V?
B. Sign Crack, V1, 20'.

C. TR, 7-9, 1p, 30'.
D. TR, 7-9, 1p, 30'.
E. TR, 7-9, 1p, 30'.

Upper Tier:

F. Paradigm Shift, 11, 1p, 60', bolts.
G. Hop, Skip, and a Jump, 7, 1p, 75', bolts.
H. Disney Chimney, 7, 1p, 75', gear.

Climbing Season

For the Beige Tube Area / The Narrows area.

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Hop, Skip, and a Jump 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Colorado : Estes Park Valley : ... : Sign Crack Area
Hop up the short blocky slab 5.4 past one bolt. Skip left at the top of the slab to the second wall which is set back 8 feet. Hop up the upper section past 5 bolts (bolt 2 is suspect. It is set well but may be in a thick plate that is hollow behind it, 5.4 in that area) Continue up past 3 more bolts, 5.7 crux at 4th bolt of upper slab where moves thin out and become a little reachy. Good easy to moderate lead....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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