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The Glen Comfort crag is located on a relatively small rib of rock located in the National Forest on the north side of US Highway 34 above the now closed (washed away?) Glen Comfort Indian store. There is no public access from the area near the store, so please approach from the Forest access road as described below. Even though the crag is fairly close to the road, it is tucked between unique rock formations and feels secluded. There is a pretty good variety of climbing styles. Everything from low a angle hand crack on Lil Sadie (5.7) to the steep, slab flake climbing and the technical, powerful moves over the steep bulge on Dark Holler(11c).
From Estes Park, drive down US Hwy 34 about 3 and a half miles east of Mall Rd past the now closed (washed away?) Glen Comfort Indian Store on the right and Noels Draw (road) on the right. Take the next dirt drive on the left (with a stone post) just around a left bend in the highway. Follow it to the National Forest access at the road's end.
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Dark Holler 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Glen Comfort Crag
This is the best route at the crag. Although it has a few rests, the climbing has multiple cruxes and feels sustained. Climb up to clip the 1st bolt before pulling a bouldery move left to reach the shallow, flaring water grooves. Continue past another bolt on the cruxy slab (10+) using the flake-like grooves to reach the horizontal break where you can clip the 3rd bolt and rest before pulling the crux moves. Step right under the crack above and pull a couple hard moves (11c) to surmount the bulg...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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