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East Colfax

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2**6 S 
Another Earth S 
Aurora Sports Park S 
Earth First S 
Earth Mover S 
East Colfax T,S 
Fill In The Blanks S 
For the Children S 
For The Grandchildren S 
Good Earth, The S 
Handy Work T 
Heaven & Earth S 
Hunting Party S 
I Did! I Did! S 
I Tawt I Saw A Puddy Tat S 
Just A Smidgen Harder S 
One For All S 
Planet Earth S 
Speeding Ticket S 
Steve's Wild Turkey Day S 
Sylvester S 
To the Ends of the Earth S 
Tweety S 
Warn 'er T 
When I'm 64 S 
Wild Bore S 

East Colfax  


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Description 

East Colfax is located on the west side of Tunnel 6. It is by the tyrolean to get across the river by The Armory; however, you do not cross the river. The cliff gets its name because like East Colfax, it's a little rough but really not that bad and has a lot to offer.

Eds. there are raspberries growing in the area.

Getting There 

Park past Tunnel 6, walk towards the tunnel on the river side. Walk past the tyrol, and East Colfax is on your right. It is about a 100 foot wall.

Eds. this is opposite from The Armory on the north side of the road. You don't cross the river to get to this crag. The approach time is ~5 minutes.

L->R: 

Warner Brothers Pinnacle
A. Warn 'er, 9-, 1p, 70', gear.
B. Tweety, 9, 1p, 65', bolts.
C. I Tawt I Saw A Puddy Tat, 10-, 1p, 65', bolts.
D. Sylvester, 8, 1p, 60', bolts.
E. I Did! I Did!, 5, 1p, 50', bolts.
F. Handy Work, 4, 1p, 50', gear.

Main East Colfax Crag
H. For the Children, 4, 1p, 30', bolts.
above H. Just a Smidgen Harder, 10+, 2p.
I. One For All, 5, 1p, 50', bolts.
J. For The Grandchildren, 4 or 5, 1p, 50', bolts, +/- gear.
extension of J. Aurora Sports Park, 11, 70', bolts.
K1. East Colfax, 11- PG-13, 1p, 110', bolts & gear.
K2. Fill In The Blanks, 8+, 1p, 70', bolts.
L. Steve's Wild Turkey Day, 7, 1p, 80', bolts.
M. Wild Bore, 7, 1p, 90', bolts.
N. Speeding Ticket, 7, 1p, 80', bolts.
O. When I'm 64, 6, 1p, 60', bolts.
PO. 2**6, 6, 1p, 60', bolts.
Q. Hunting Party, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
R. The Good Earth, 11, 1p, 60', bolts
S. Earth Mover, 12, 1p, 70', bolts.
TU. Heaven & Earth, 11, 1p, 70', to be placed bolts.
U. Earth First, 9+, 1p, 60', bolts.
V. Planet Earth, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.
W. Another Earth, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
X. To the Ends of the Earth, 9, 1p, 50', bolts.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.5 miles from here

26 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',4],['5.10',3],['5.11',6],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for East Colfax:
Speeding Ticket   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Steve's Wild Turkey Day   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Wild Bore   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Sylvester   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Fill In The Blanks   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Tweety   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Just A Smidgen Harder   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   
Planet Earth   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Aurora Sports Park   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Heaven & Earth   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Good Earth   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For East Colfax
Dave deciphers the crux.

Warn 'er 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13  CO : Golden : ... : East Colfax
This is a more-difficult-than-it-looks crack system to the left of Tweety.Start down and left at an obvious crack going up to a nook. Place pro with long sling(s), and make a slightly precarious traverse (crux) right to gain the obvious crack system. Continue upwards with face holds and occasionally funky jams to finish in a wider slot. A directional off the tree to the left (2 x 48" slings) may be nice for the follower. Use the anchor bolts down and right as for Tweety...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Routes on Warner Brothers Pinnacle: #1 - Tweety. #...
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Panoramic of the crag looking toward trail to park...
Panoramic of the crag looking toward trail to park...

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By Kevin Presley
From: Loveland
Jan 21, 2014
What a great area for beginning leaders. Well bolted moderate routes. A little off the highway, so it is not so noisy.
By Kev V
From: Denver, Colorado
May 10, 2014
There appear to be about five more bolted routes to the right up that gully - any beta? Ran up a couple, mostly one-move wonders.
By tonyga
Jun 28, 2014
I am curious, what information is available about all the sport routes about Hunting Party at E. Colfax? Any info is appreciated. Climb on.
By Greg Hand
From: Golden, CO
Jul 16, 2014
Found a pair of size 42 La Sportiva shoes at the base this morning.
They were wet from overnight. PM me to get them back.
By Leo Paik
Administrator
From: Westminster, Colorado
Jul 20, 2014
Found chalkbag left near tyrolean.
By JohnEdsonStagg
From: Evergreen, CO
Sep 9, 2014
Whomever conditioned the approach trail to East Colfax, thank you so much. You did a fantastic job. It looked like a lot of work!
By Eric Carlos
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 16, 2014
Is this crag on the north or south side of the road?
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Oct 16, 2014
It's on the north side of the road.
By Will.S
From: Boulder, Colorado
Oct 21, 2014
If you left a pair of shoes here on the 19th, PM me and I'll get them back to you.