Cement Creek Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The Cement Creek Caves.
Cement Creek/CB South offers numerous sport, mixed and traditional crags from 1-3 pitches on three different rock types. Many of the routes are south facing making it an ideal destination for cooler days.
Many of the crags are published in the book "Gunnison Rock" by Leo Malloy.
Climbers are slowly updating some of the ancient hardware in the area, and with an abundance of unexplored rock- there is certainly room for more development.
Cement Creek is certainly not destination climbing, but a quiet and beautiful setting with a few local classics!
From Crested Butte: Drive south on CO Hwy 135 for approximately 8 miles. Turn Left (East) on Cement Creek Road (FR740). Follow Cement Creek Road into the canyon. The first and most obvious crag is "The Caves Wall"- the large gray caves of Leadville limestone visible on the hillside to the left of the pullout at ~1.5 miles.
Climbing Season For the Gunnison area.
Weather station 0.8 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Jamie Estep
From: Crested Butte, CO
Feb 17, 2011
Many of these can be climbed in March if there isn't water coming off the caves. Extremely sharp rock on many of these. Grades not necessarily hard, but rock is so sharp that it's painful to touch let alone put weight on.
By Joseph Anderson
May 26, 2012
Does anybody know what the route is next to Cyclops? Wasn't in the guidebook, just curious if anyone knows anything. Thanks
By Blake C
From: Superior, CO
Sep 30, 2012
Be sure to check out the caves while climbing up here.
By steph johnson
Oct 5, 2012
Hey man, the route to the right of Cyclops is named Call It Eight, 5.12b or so.