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Castle View Crags & Boulders

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Castle View Crags & Boulders 


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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 39.3651, -105.38488 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: MountainManny on Feb 4, 2013  with updates from Tyson Ferryman
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All details and beta will be posted in May '13.


Getting There 

Coming from the Rustic Station in Bailey (right along Highway 285) take Wellington Lake/CR 68 east (itís the only way you can go) for 5.1 miles. At this point, youíll see a fork in the road with two signs. One sign has ďEOS MillĒ with an arrow pointing left. The road on the right continues as Wellington Lake Road and the left begins Echo Valley/EOS Mills/CR 70. Take the left road and continue for about 2 more miles. The road will merge and from here until the next intersection marks the parking for the majority of the area.

From the closest portion of road, the approach is pretty minimal, taking about 5-10 minutes, but being that this is a very untouched area for climbers, a trail has yet to be established. Traveling West/Northwest you will cross over an old trail pretty quickly. Donít take this trail as it run perpendicular to the crag. Keep heading West/Northwest and itíll put you either in the boulders or take you straight to the main crag, depending on where you park. The coordinates mark the main crag and it sticks out pretty well so itís hard to miss. The boulders surround the crag, mostly going to the South and to the West.

If you continue down the road a little farther, youíll see a large clearing with some boulders off to the left and a house on the right, this is the Backburn area.


28 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',4],['5.12',2],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',6],['V4-5',5],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Castle View Crags & Boulders
Facing the start of "My Sweet Alecia Marie (Bouldering Variation, V1)". The SDS is in the lower, center of this image.

My Sweet Alecia Marie (Bouldering Variation V1) 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V1 5 CO : South Platte : ... : Main Castle View Crag
Do not cheat the sit start!!!! You are only cheating yourself and will be missing all the fun. A great combination of crack and slab climbing. The crack flares from fingers to hands in places with great moves on excellent rock.SDS at the slightly overhanging, obvious crack...this is the goods and offers aesthetic moves start to finish. From a SDS, you will work through the slightly overhanging crack starting at the base of the wall (which trends up and to your left) onto the slabby face to meet ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By MountainManny
From: Idaho Springs
Feb 7, 2013

More details and info. coming soon.

By MountainManny
From: Idaho Springs
Mar 27, 2013

All details and beta will be posted in May '13.

By J. Broussard
From: CordryCorner
May 24, 2013

It's late May '13.
Drum roll please..

By ssp
Jun 9, 2013

Why post about an area and then not follow up with location, etc. info????

By Christopher Jones
From: Denver, Colorado
Jun 22, 2013

I sure hope this isn't my little secret crag that I've been climbing for years and now has bolts all over it. Those bolts will be gone soon. If this is the same place, why would you bolt cracks and put anchors next to cracks when you can walk off?

By Mike Morin
From: On the Road
Jun 23, 2013

This page is ridiculous, I've run across other orphan routes/areas with similar issues, some by Mr. Manny here, but nothing to this extent. This really needs to be cleaned up.

By Dan G0D5H411
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Dec 16, 2013

Time to start deleting in 3...2...1....