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Officer's Gulch West

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L to R R to L Alpha
Aspirations TR 
Dirty Downs S 
Incoming S 
Logan's Run S 
Notches S 
Patience S 
Rookies' Demise S 
Simul I S 
Sinus Infection T 
Trinity S 
Twisted Ankle S 

Officer's Gulch West  


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Location: 39.52888, -106.13874 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Brian Pappas on Aug 22, 2012
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Description 

This small area sits tucked in above I-70 on the north side of the road. Although you can still hear traffic zipping by, the wall is somewhat sheltered, and when topping out on most routes, you won't see a vehicle. With its southern exposure, the sun is with you througout the day. Thanks goes out to Griz as well my children Logan and Sarah Pappas for their tremendous patience.

Please keep in mind that most of these routes are new. I do my best to clean the routes and get rid of the loose rocks that I can, but some loose rock will be encountered. Test your holds and enjoy.

L->R:

A. Rookies' Demise, 8, 1p, 50', bolts.
B. Sinus Infection, 7, 1p, 50', gear & bolts.
C. Aspirations, 11-, 1p, 50', TR.
D. Incoming, 9+, 1p, 50', bolts.

E. Dirty Downs, 9, 1p, 60', bolts.
F. Simul I, 9, 1p, 60', bolts.
G. Trinity, 10-, 1p, 60', bolts.
H. Patience, 8, 1p, 60', bolts.
I. Logan's Run, 8, 1p, 80', bolts.
J. Twisted Ankle, 6, 1p, 50', bolts.

Getting There 

The wall is just about a 1/2 mile west of the Officer's Gulch exit. At this time, you will see a sign (heading westbound I-70) for exit 195. It comes up quickly. Shortly after this sign, you will see a green metal pole with two reflectors on it. Make a hard right in a northern direction and look for a hand made sign. Once there, a path with cairns marks the way for the 10 minute approach. After a beautiful hike, the main wall stares you in the face while the lower wall is just to your left.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.4 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['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 Officer's Gulch West:
Rookies' Demise   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Logan's Run   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Sinus Infection   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Dirty Downs   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Simul I   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Incoming   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Trinity   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Aspirations   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
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By Emesa12
Aug 31, 2012
PULL OFF THE HIGHWAY AT THE HWY195 LODGING SIGN! It is easy to miss.