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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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BETA PHOTO: Routes on the left side of the south face of Surpr...

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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



    Weather station 2.1 miles from here

    15 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',1],['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   
    The Fix   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
    Killer Fish Taco   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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    Featured Route For South Face
    Rock Climbing Photo: James takes a rest after the difficult layback seq...

    Platinum Curl 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Colorado : Boulder Canyon : ... : South Face
    This is located on the "Surprising Crag - South Face". Locate the route 'The Touch' and find the route to its immediate left. An obvious, small roof and layback flake are apparent from the ground. Climb to the ledge (unprotected) and clip the first 2 bolts before moving over the roof, layback the flake and get some high feet to crank the roof. From here, climb past 3 more bolts to the anchors (5.9). It is a nice route, although the difficulty doesn't last long (3 seconds...). The gr...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

    Photos of South Face Slideshow Add Photo
    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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