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Barn Door Ballet T 
Beauty and the Beast T 
Bi-level Dihedral T 
Burly Girly T 
End of Autumn T 
Fancy Free T 
Footloose S 
Grace and Power T 
Pinch Me T 
School Bus Trundle T 
Twixt the Trees T 

West Crag Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.43456, -105.38939 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ken Duncan on Oct 26, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: West Crag: 1) Bi-level Dihedral, 5.7. 2) End of A...


This is the westernmost of the Crosier Crags and has the highest concentration of quality climbs. There is bulletproof granite slab climbing along with steep cracks and a roof section. The lower parts of the climbs tend to be shaded behind trees. ***A 60 METER ROPE IS MANDATORY FOR THE RAPPELS.***

Getting There 

Follow the trail past a jumble of short cliffs and boulders, passing Trailside Crag. Just before the trail crosses the drainage and starts heading up the south side of the valley, diagonal up to the right following cairns (these may have been taken down). When you reach a double cairn, continue up and left along cairns to the base of the wall.

Climbing Season

For the Big Thompson Canyon area.

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in West Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Crag:
Pinch Me   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   
Barn Door Ballet   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: P1 Barn Door Ballet.  P2 follows the crack just le...

Barn Door Ballet 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Colorado : Estes Park Valley : ... : West Crag
This is one of the best routes at Crosier. Climb fun horizontals followed by a reachy slab on the first pitch then a beautiful lieback crack on the second. P1. 5.10c/d: climb fun horizontals past three bolts, cross the crack and step up to a bolt. Stretch left past the fifth bolt (very height dependent) then angle right to the crack and up to the anchors. For those less than 5'9" or 10", after clipping the fifth bolt step right and ascend directly to the crack (5.11a).P2. 5.11a/b: step left,...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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