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South Face

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Chasing Sticks S 
Choss Temple Pilots S 
Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive S 
Double Down S 
Dutch Oven S 
Fix, The S 
Frictionary S,TR 
Hood Surfing In Socks S 
Killer Fish Taco S 
Monkey Bob S,TR 
Platinum Curl S 
South Crack T,TR 
Touch, The T,S 
Vitamin V S 
Wavy Gravy S 

South Face Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.97305, -105.46306 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The most popular area at the Sport Park: lots of moderate routes packed into a fairly small area. Often sees crowds of climbers and dogs. A great place to hang out and socialize as you move from route to route. Morning sun makes this a good choice for cooler days.

Routes on the left side of the South Face:

A. Choss Temple Pilots, 8+, 1p, bolts.
B. Killer Fish Taco, 11-, 1p, bolts.
C. The Fix, 11-, 1p, bolts.
D. South Crack, 8, 1p, 60', gear.

Routes on a west-facing wall in the middle of the South Face:

E. Chasing Sticks, 9, 1p, bolts.
F. Vitamin V, 10-, 1p, bolts, 50'.
G. Wavy Gravy, 10-, 1p, bolts, 50'.
H. Dutch Oven, 9, 1p, bolts, 50'.
I. Monkey Bob, 8-, 1p, bolts. Overhang.

Routes on the right side of the South Face:

J. Hood Surfing in Socks, 11, 1p, bolts.
K. Platinum Curl, 11, 1p, bolts.
L. The Touch, 8, 1p, bolts.
M. Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive, 9+, 1p, bolts.
N. Double Down, 7 or 9+, 1p, bolts, 50'.
O. Frictionary, 7, 1p, bolts. Slab.

Getting There 

Follow direction for Surprising Crag. The trail comes up to the crag near the route Monkey Bob.

Climbing Season

For the Surprising Crag area.

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',4],['5.10',2],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in South Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Face:
The Touch   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Killer Fish Taco   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
The Fix   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Monkey Bob.  The crux is turning the roof between ...

Monkey Bob 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : South Face
Located on the south face of Surprising Crag, the 5th to the right of the obvious chimney. This is most likely the first route you will see as you get to the wall from the approach trail. The route starts in a broken up ramp that leads to a roof. Traverse right under the roof or go straight over for a slightly harder variation. Finish with an easy low-angle lie back crack....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: The west-facing wall on the South Face of Surprisi...
BETA PHOTO: The west-facing wall on the South Face of Surprisi...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Touch.  The crux upper face can be climbed lef...
BETA PHOTO: The Touch. The crux upper face can be climbed lef...
Rock Climbing Photo: Hood Surfing In Socks.  The crux is moving past a ...
BETA PHOTO: Hood Surfing In Socks. The crux is moving past a ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Frictionary.  The easiest route at the Sport Park....
BETA PHOTO: Frictionary. The easiest route at the Sport Park....
Rock Climbing Photo: Double Down.  The 10a crux is a thin face move pas...
BETA PHOTO: Double Down. The 10a crux is a thin face move pas...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive.  The lower section can...
BETA PHOTO: Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive. The lower section can...
Rock Climbing Photo: Platinum Curl.  The crux is turning the roof past ...
BETA PHOTO: Platinum Curl. The crux is turning the roof past ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Monkey Bob.  The crux is turning the roof between ...
BETA PHOTO: Monkey Bob. The crux is turning the roof between ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on Surprising Crag, enjoying the view.
Climber on Surprising Crag, enjoying the view.

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