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Avenger, The T 
Crank Shaft T 
Hasta La Vista T 
I'll be Black S 
Predator S 
Squeeze Please T,S 
Sunset Crack T 
Total Recall T 
Unnecessary Buffness T,S 
Withholding Evidence T,S 
Wrong Side of the Tracks T 

Sunset Cliff Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: j wharton on Jun 27, 2006
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Jay Knower sticks the crux of The Avenger.


A nice crag with a good mix of sport and gear routes. Receives morning shade 'til around 2pm, making it a nice morning spot in the summer.

Getting There 

Park at the start of the Lincoln Creek Road. Follow the western river bank upstream until a small marked trail breaks right. Head uphill on the trail through the woods, eventually trending right to reach the crag's base. Per Josh Gross: go over bridge take a trail to the left along river follow cairns up and right for 20 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Lincoln Creek area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Sunset Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunset Cliff:
Sunset Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
I'll be Black   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Withholding Evidence   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Avenger   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Wrong Side of the Tracks   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Sunset Cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: Jay Knower sticks the crux of The Avenger.

The Avenger 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13  Colorado : Independence Pass : ... : Sunset Cliff
This stunning crack and face route is perhaps the best single trad pitch I've done in Colorado. Overhanging and sustained with a crux throw at 2/3rds height. It was a long time project first attempted by Jeff Hollenbaugh in the early 90s on gear. It was then bolted and projected by Tom Perkins, but still remained unclimbed. After climbing the route on gear, and receiving Tom's permission, I removed the unnecessary bolts. (There are still a few bolts that need to be removed as of 6/27/06). The ro...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sunset Cliff with climber on Unnecessary Buffness.
Sunset Cliff with climber on Unnecessary Buffness.

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