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A small but very worthy crag outside Estes Park. It receives full sun and offers a small selection of hard routes. A few cracks (5.10 and 5.11) and a handful of sport pitches. All the routes are worth doing, but don't miss Cottontail Right, the right of the two cracks (5.11c) and Destroyer (5.12a) the bolted pitch just to the right.
Take US Highway 36 west out of Estes Park, veer left on Spur 66 and follow it to its end. One can see the crag up and left from the cul de sac. Park and hike up and follow the power lines for about 10 minutes. The crag should be just up on your left. It can be identified by two nice cracks on its west side, and four (?) sport lines on its southern side.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cottontail Crag:
Pay at the Pump 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Arms Race 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Bunny Roof 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a R Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Cottontail Right 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch
Destroyer 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport
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Bunny Roof 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a R CO : Estes Park Valley : Cottontail Crag
Climb up the short, left-facing corner left of Pay At The Pump. Step up and out right onto the face above the corner to a horizontal seam. There are some stopper placements in this seam, but one of them is a little further right than you would hope, so bring some long slings since the climbing leads left from here. Climb diagonally up and left to the first bolt underneath the big roof. From here, some super fun, gymnastic maneuvers lead diagonally left out the roof and onto the perc...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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