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Engineer Pass Crag  


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Elevation: 9,000'
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Description 

This is a great, little, east-facing crag, which is what Ouray really needs. It gets great afternoon shade!

Getting There 

Park at the pull off for Engineer Pass, or better yet drive up to the first switchback. Park here and look west across the creek - belay about 150' from where you park. If the creek is too high, walk up US 550 about 50 yards, and hike up hillside above creek for about 5 minutes and scramble down or rap in off of a stout pine tree.

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Monkey and the Engineer 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b  CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Engineer Pass Crag
Climb a slab to an obvious roof (crux), and trend right to stand up. Then go left up the prow of the steepest and longest section of the cliff. Scratch your head to get out the roof, and then get a good rest before launching up the headwall above, which thankfully is a bit easier than it looks. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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