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Canyon Road Cliffs

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Dashboard Variation 
Evil Barbecue 
Jesus Dashboard aka Dashboard Saint 
Lunging for Jesus 
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Unknown 5.9 right of Phlegmfoot 
Unknown Huecoed 5.6 

Canyon Road Cliffs 

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Bob D'Antonio lists eight routes along the canyon road before arriving at the parking area. It is possible to park quite close to most of these, leaving little or no approach. Most of these routes get good sun, are 30 to 50 feet long and bolt protected. The group ticks in between 5.9 and 5.12. Lunging for Jesus (#8) comes recommended at 5.11b.

Getting There 

This is the cliff band along the right side of the road that heads to the parking. The routes start shortly after descending into the canyon.

12 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Canyon Road Cliffs:
Unknown Huecoed 5.6   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Dashboard Variation   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Evil Barbecue   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Squidbelly Phlegmfoot   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Jesus Dashboard aka Dashboard Saint 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c  CO : San Luis Valley : ... : Canyon Road Cliffs
Climb up crack feature on right of blank wall beside nice juniper shade tree and then go straight up the rounded arete above. The climb is listed in the guide as an 11 and it is if the bolt line is followed. The natural line trends right of the bolts and is 5.10. Both ways are worth a go. As with most Mullins' routes, the bolt placement is less than ideal....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Michael Foy
From: Denver, CO
Oct 2, 2003
Gear Alert

Be careful, some of these routes are missing bolts/hangers that the guide says are there. I'm not sure what the deal is with them. But we noticed when walking in to Razor Hueco Arete that some of the routes are missing hardware. Especially on the first three routes in the Bob D guide.

By Jesse Morehouse
From: CO
May 29, 2008

The description of the approach in the guide is out of date. BLM has closed the final part of the road and you now park 100yds or so shy of the first climbs in the canyon. The old parking area is about 1/4 - 1/2 mile up the closed road.

By Robby Cribbs
From: Boulder, CO
May 16, 2010

Anyone know the names of these unknown climbs?

By john strand
From: southern colo
6 days ago

There is some pretty good climbing here...but many missing/stolen hanger...beware.