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The Clock Tower Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 39.9723, -105.4635 View Map  Incorrect?
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  • Description 

    The Clock Tower is the second most popular crag at the Sport Park, after Surprising Crag. It gets morning shade, making it a good choice for a hot day. It has a number of fun routes, mostly in the 5.10 to 5.11 range, although there are a few 5.9s.

    It's divided into two areas: the left side of the crag is the Chicken Wall. It has a number of fun 5.10 routes. The right side of the crag is the Upper Wall. It has some harder routes in the 5.11 and 5.12 range.

    Getting There 

    Take a right when you get to the aqueduct trail; shortly after take a trail up left to the crag. You'll come up to the crag at the Chicken Wall, near the route Daddy Blocker.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 2.1 miles from here

    25 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',6],['5.11',8],['5.12',8],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',1],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in The Clock Tower

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Clock Tower:
    Rubber Chicken   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Chicken Wall
    The Big Dipper   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Upper Wall
    Chicken Lips   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Chicken Wall
    Butt Luscious   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Upper Wall
    No Doze   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch   Upper Wall
    Go Dog Go   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Upper Wall
    Mutant Overload   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Upper Wall
    Pump Truck   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Upper Wall
    Salad Shooter   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Upper Wall
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    Featured Route For The Clock Tower
    Rock Climbing Photo: Big jugs, fun climbing. Picture by Ingrid Nelson.

    The Big Dipper 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Colorado : Boulder Canyon : ... : Upper Wall
    This quality climb is a good introduction to the steep routes on the Clock Tower's imposing roof. It starts a few feet to the right of the large tree that greets you as soon as you get to the base of the wall by coming up the trail. Ignore the tree placement in Rolofson's new guidebook, as he has it too far to the right. Anyways, the route climbs well-protected 5.11 moves through a small roof before topping out on a slab. Find the handy no-hands rest after pulling the roof and chal...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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