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Vista Crag Rock Climbing 


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Location: 40.71159, -105.75543 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Creamy white, calcite covered granite and bright orange streaks make Vista Crag some of the prettiest rock in the canyon. However, climbing at Vista Crag tends to be very strenuous and hard for the grade. The drive is far, the hike is long and steep, but the rock quality and the views make it all worth it. If you like hard sport climbing on the best rock in the canyon, Vista Crag is waiting for you.

You’ll likely be the only ones there.

Getting There 

From Ted’s Place, drive 41.5 miles and park in a small pulloff on either side of the road and a green gate with a DOW sign. Do not park in front of the access gate, and be sure to park completely off the highway. If the parking lot is full, a larger pulloff with ample space can be found about 0.2 miles farther up the road.

A faint, but cairned trail switchbacks up the hillside eventually traversing back across to Vista Crag itself.

Climbing Season

For the West of Rustic area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',3],['5.12',4],['5.13',5],['>=5.14',1],['',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 Vista Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Vista Crag:
Vista Cruiser   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Big Bad Beav   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Easy Eukie   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Eukie Extension   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Eukie Arete   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Slippery Slope   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Vista Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: CT at the start of the crux.

Eukie Arete 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c  Colorado : Fort Collins : ... : Vista Crag
Eukie Arete is a slightly contrived line that starts on Easy Eukie. Climb Easy Eukie until you pass the mantel after the chain draw. From here, move right to a jug at the base of a short orange arete. Compression climbing leads to a deadpoint to the top of the arete....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Vista topo 2.
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BETA PHOTO: Vista topo 3.
Rock Climbing Photo: Vista topo 1.
BETA PHOTO: Vista topo 1.

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By Ol Toby
From: CA
Jan 13, 2015
Credit to Mr. Collin Kopitzki for the brilliant naming of this crag.

"You can literally cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuise the Vistas."

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