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The Inner Circle

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Double Trouble S 
Good to the last pop S 
Indecent Exposure S 
Inner Circle, The S 
Keeper of the Flame S 
Rail, The S 
Sensitive Guy S 
Stop-n-Shop S 
Tony's Crack S 
World Between Your Legs, The S 
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The Inner Circle Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Nov 28, 2006
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The Inner Circle has a super-short approach and is home to a half dozen nice climbs, three of which are amazing 5.12a's through very steep rock. The wall is south-facing but good tree coverage keeps it partially shaded until mid-day. Oh, and a good stick clip should be considered mandatory.

Getting There 

Take the first, obvious trail that splits from the main trail off to the right. Follow this steeply down through a passage of low rock, then continue to contour back around to the right on a less-distinct trail to the Inner Circle. The cutoff is no more than 500 yards from the parking area. Total approach time is about 10 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Inner Circle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Inner Circle:
Double Trouble   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Sensitive Guy   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
The Rail   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 70'   
Keeper of the Flame   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Inner Circle   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The World Between Your Legs   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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By jarthur
From: Westminster, CO
Mar 18, 2010
These directions including the ones in the guidebook are wrong. The first trail on the right takes you back to the road and driveway that leads to Dale & Marty's campground. The trail to North Clear Creek is the second trail on your right.

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