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Sin City Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 600'
Location: 39.25384, -105.08995 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mike Carrington on Aug 21, 2016
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Description 

When I started bolting Revelation Route in 2012, I called this area of rock Sin City. This huge swath of rock is left of the traditional Devil's Head Rock area. There are only a few climbs on this section of the big stone, but with the tallest one being 7 pitches, you can get plenty of climbing done here. There is also another wall close by with a dozen or more climbs on it. The wall faces southeast and gets sun almost all day. The climbing is extremely varied on bulletproof rock. From stemming chimneys, layback cracks, overhangs to slab, this wall has it all. You get some shade in the afternoon. There are falcons here, so please respect the closure when it is in effect.

Getting There 

Sin City is in the southeast section of Devil's Head. To get there, take Rampart Range Road south past mile marker 13. Take a left on FR 502. When you drive into an open meadow and can see the huge rock formation in front of you, Sin City is the biggest continuous section of rock on the right. Continue driving through the open meadow, and in a few hundred yards there will be a primitive campsite on the left. Park in or near the campsite, but be sure not to block anyone in. The primitive campsite is right across from the closed Jackson Creek Campground. From the primitive campsite, hike to the northwest. If you look around closely, you can find a cairned trail leading to the wall. The wall on the left is the Weeping Wall with about 12-15 climbs on it. I consider Revelation Route and Sunny Side Up to be in the Sin City area.

Climbing Season

For the Devil's Head area.

Weather station 6.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Classic Climbing Routes in Sin City

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sin City:
Sunny Side Up   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 5 pitches, 370'   
The Devil's Trident   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Revelation Route   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 7 pitches, 600'   
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Featured Route For Sin City
Rock Climbing Photo: The first pitch.

Revelation Route 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Colorado : South Platte : ... : Sin City
This is the Devil's Head ultra classic. I've been told by others it's the Naked Edge of Devil's Head. This route has it all!P1. Climb the 3 foot wide chimney with your back against one side and your feet pressing the other side, 5.8.P2. From the anchors, trend up and left with a short crux soon after the anchors and another crux lay backing higher up the pitch, 5.9.P3. Climb up an easy slab to the base of the 200 foo...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Preston
From: fort collins,colorado
Aug 24, 2017
I am confused. This seems to be the same area as the Devil's Head Rock where the classic DH-20 5.10 PG splitter is located. The description and pictures look like the same formation. I am looking to climb Devil's Trident and climb DH-20 this weekend. Also any other suggestions on crack climbs around here would be great. Cheers!
By Mike Carrington
From: Centenntial
Aug 31, 2017
If you look at the picture above with the yellow outline, Sin City is a swath of stone on the left side of Devil's Head Rock, devoid of cracks, that faces south east. Sin City is bordered on the left with The Weeping Wall and the first pitch of Revelation Route on the right. Devil's Head Rock proper faces directly east and is almost entirely crack climbs, like Forrest-Van Meter Route, 5.7+; Satan's Satire, 5.10a; and Dariush of Balanat, 5.9. I've walked by DH-20 several times, and if my memory serves correct, DH-20 is pretty far to the right of Devil's Head Rock proper.
By Preston
From: fort collins,colorado
Sep 2, 2017
Awesome! Thanks for the info that makes sense. This area is vast, and I was confused on the location. I am psyched on exploring! There is a ton of rock up here!

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