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The Frying Pan Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.37494, -106.89649 View Map  Incorrect?
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Right end of the Frying Pan.


This area encompasses various crags along Frying Pan Road.

Getting There 

Depends on the crag, but for the main Frying Pan cliff (The Skillet), drive 12 miles on Frying Pan Road from where it starts in Basalt. Park at a pullout on the right (South) immediately before a road that breaks off to the right and down to the Reudi Dam. Walk 50' back along the road and begin hiking up a talus field near a brown marker post.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.3 miles from here

36 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Frying Pan

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Frying Pan:
Green Eggs & Ham   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Skillet
Steroid Milkshake Mixer   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Skillet
Nose Job   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Skillet
Black Eyes and Spam   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   The Skillet
Chubby Pickle Arete   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   The Skillet
Throwing For Jesus   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   The Skillet
The Technician   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Skillet
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The Technician 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Colorado : Carbondale Area : ... : The Skillet
This is a fantastic route that is very appropriately named. Climbs through a loose roof band down low (stick clip), and then up the very hard to decipher left-facing dihedral system above. Watch for fragile holds and a few large, loose flakes up high....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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