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Submitted By: mtoensing on Sep 16, 2009
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Description 

Awesome splitter cracks in taylor canyon upriver from Harmels. Rock here is the same as first buttress, granite. Good stuff.


Getting There 

To get to coffin crack, drive a little ways past PCP pinnicle until you see a tyrolean across the taylor river. Park in a pullout near the tyrolean. Cross the tyrolean using a pulley (the tyrolean is up high in the trees so be careful climbing up to it). Once on the other side of the river, hike about 1/2 mile to the east until you spot the "Coffin" in the rock, that is your target.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Coffin Crack Crag:
Blackwater   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Coffin Crack   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Starting the dihedral. Photo taken by Jacy Jacobson.

Coffin Crack 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  CO : Gunnison : ... : Coffin Crack Crag
The crack is on the left side of the Coffin. The crack starts out on a lower angle crack to a steep, 3-4" crack in the dihedral. The crack slims down to hand jams at the roof. Pull the roof and enjoy the last few moves of crack to a ledge. I set a bomber hex directional for my second and climbed up another 10 feet up an easy slab to some anchors to belay. Use those anchors to rappel. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By mtoensing
From: Boulder
Sep 17, 2009

There is apparently a roped tyrolean that is right next to the coffin. Pull off the road when you see the coffin and cross the river via the tyrolean. This eliminates the need to take the cable wire high in the tree.

By mike bromberg
From: Crested Butte, CO
Jun 10, 2010

The roped tyrolean(s) are no longer in place (or I could not find them), but the high wire is still present.

By Terence
From: Almont, CO
Oct 12, 2012

The river is no more than calf deep at the right spot (about 100m up stream from the Coffin).