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The Cliffs of Insanity Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The Cliffs of Insanity are located to the east of the Sentinel. There is a good mix of sport climbs in the 5.8-5.12 range. There is also a OW test piece that might chew you up and spit you out. (Prepare to Die, 5.10d) The SW face gets great late afternoon sun for those cold winter days. There is still little lichen on most routes due to the light traffic.

Giants and six fingered men have been known to hang out here, so be careful.

Getting There 

Park at a pullout on the left after 4.4 miles in the canyon (mile maker 28 6/10). Cross the river and hike towards the Sentinel for ~75 feet. Traverse east on an obivous ledge system below the Sentinel. Hike slowly up the hill until a trail below the cliff is gained. Ascend a 800 foot knotted rope to the top of the cliff.

Climbing Season

For the South Fork of St. Vrain Canyon area.

Weather station 8.9 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['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 The Cliffs of Insanity

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Cliffs of Insanity:
Butter Cup   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
The Princess Tried   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
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