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The For Real Canyon

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Around the Corner aka Unf.. Real T 
Chipmunk Route T 
Cooler, The TR 
Futile Attraction T 
In Your Face T 
Is This For Real? T 
Nice Jugs T 
Ramp -o -Stone T 
Real Black Velvet S 
Real Deal, The S 
Real Thing, The S 
Reality Check T 
So Wild T 
Super Nova T 
Unknown Arete T 
Unknown Slab/Ramp T 

The For Real Canyon Rock Climbing 

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The For Real canyon is adjacent to the Quarry Wall around the south shoulder. This canyon is home to many fine routes.

Getting There 

Coming down the hill on the approach the main wall in front of you is The Quarry Wall, just around the south (right) shoulder is The For Real Canyon.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The For Real Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The For Real Canyon:
Is This For Real?   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Nice Jugs   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
So Wild   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
In Your Face   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Real Black Velvet   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Futile Attraction   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Super Nova   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Real Thing   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Reality Check   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For The For Real Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Dan G. on the route.

Super Nova 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Colorado : South Platte : ... : The For Real Canyon
Climb some moderate terrain up to the start of the right arcing crack and the first bolt. Follow the crack until it peters out, clip the bolt, and crank the crux move to the next crack system. Keep your composure, and continue out the final overhang past one more bolt to the anchors. This has sustained and super fun climbing with good pro....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of The For Real Canyon Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Route on left is AROUND THE CORNER, right is IS TH...
Route on left is AROUND THE CORNER, right is IS TH...
Rock Climbing Photo: Escaping from "the cooler".  photo by K....
BETA PHOTO: Escaping from "the cooler". photo by K....
Rock Climbing Photo: A beautiful winter day in For Real Canyon.  Tina o...
A beautiful winter day in For Real Canyon. Tina o...
Rock Climbing Photo: Glenn Schuler, For Real Canyon.
Glenn Schuler, For Real Canyon.

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By kevin fox
From: parker
May 30, 2011
Looking for the name of the climb that is past Black Velvet and between The Cooler. Climbed a route that had 2 bolts but took small gear in the crack between the bolts. Has one bolt at the top that you can lower off. Interesting climbing. Lots of lichen. Will clean up after more travel....

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