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It's a bit of a walk, but Cougar has some of the best climbing the Steamboat area has to offer; routes are relatively long, sustained, and concentrated. There are plenty of trad climbs, but the sport routes are the area's gems. Cougar gets afternoon sun.

Getting There 

Drive west on US Highway 40 to 129 Elk River Road. Drive north 16.5 miles to Seedhouse Road (on the right). Drive 6.3 miles to a jeep trail on the left (Trail 1177 - the first left hand turn after the road turns to dirt). Park and walk the road for about a mile, staying right when it forks. Look for a faint trail on the right, usually marked by a cairn. Follow this trail to Cougar.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cougar

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cougar :
The Pillar   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Main Amphitheater
Foot in Mouth   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Main Amphitheater
The Black Roof   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Main Amphitheater
Pink Panther   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Main Amphitheater
Cougar Bait   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Main Amphitheater
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Rock Climbing Photo: Erik heading up The Pillar about to pull the small...

The Pillar 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CO : Steamboat Springs : ... : Main Amphitheater
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