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This area of Castlewood has a few routes of good quality that see little traffic. Like Castlewood, in these few routes you'll find sport, trad, and TR climbing. The Rat Cracks are a series of cracks that can be useful in identifying the area as well as providing some trad leads.
Approach the area by parking at the furthest N. lot on the S. entrance to the wood. Take the Lake Gulch Trail N from the lot and follow it to the creek and Creek Bottom Trail. The area is on the North Rim and can be difficult to find. It is the furthest N. area along this sector of the rim. Try to identify the area by the unusual Rat Cracks.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Coat of Arms Corner and The Rat Cracks:
Crack Sweat 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
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Getting Rid of Your Rats 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CO : Denver South : ... : Coat of Arms Corner and The...
This crack climb follows the water drainage crack that is the first crack to the right of Crack Sweat. (Fourth crack system East from the prow) The first 10' contains the crux with perhaps the hardest move being the first. Jam a fist crack through a bulge where the climb eases off in difficulty. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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