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Sep 11, 2012
ouray, I think
If you were a mediocre climber who liked crimpy routes, where would you go for a last weekend trip before moving on from Colorado?

Sport or trad, single or multipitch, even bouldering heaven forbid. I've been to most of the major areas, but tend to prefer the little gems that get overlooked.

Suggested areas?
Dylan Hettinger
From Boulder, CO
Joined May 10, 2012
5 points
Sep 11, 2012
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
Eldo or some of the more vertical Splatte stuff.
If Evans is still Hospitable, go climb Cary Granite. The crux traverse is crimpy...
Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
23,510 points
Sep 11, 2012
At the BRC
The Monastery Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Joined Nov 29, 2007
204 points
Sep 11, 2012
chicken suit
crimpy is shelf rd. stay in the shade. Tommy Ormond
From Eldorado Springs, CO
Joined May 3, 2008
187 points
Sep 11, 2012
Me, of course
Make it easy on yourself, just go to South St. Vrain Canyon up from Lyons. Tons, and I mean tons of climbing, lots of it crimpy slabs, and about 1/10 of the people you'll find in Boulder Canyon, 20 min south.

Or Unaweep if you feel the need to drive across the state for some reason.
Evan S
From Erie, CO
Joined Dec 30, 2007
550 points
Sep 11, 2012
Gnar approaches, rattlers, lions, poison ivy, and friable rock lacking chalked holds make the Vrain less desirable. No camping either. Sorry. Dankasaurus
From Lyons, CO
Joined Jul 17, 2012
32 points
Sep 11, 2012
If it's just a day trip, The Palace outside of Fort Collins is nice single pitch sport, and right now the river is low. BarcaRules/Juice Crew
Joined Oct 19, 2007
0 points
Sep 11, 2012
Penitente? I think crimpy and little are the exact description of the routes. Great setting and some great routes. AndyMac
From Center, CO
Joined Mar 29, 2008
98 points
Sep 11, 2012
Me, of course
AndyMac wrote:
Penitente? I think crimpy and little are the exact description of the routes. Great setting and some great routes.


Do you really live in Center?
Evan S
From Erie, CO
Joined Dec 30, 2007
550 points
Sep 11, 2012
Dan on Hurricane
For moderate, crimpy, sport routes Shelf Road and Devils Head are great options. Shelf is starting to come into season (although you might want to chase the shade) while Devils Head is starting to show the Autumn Aspen colors. This wall may be beyond your definition of "moderate" but it lives up to it's name: mountainproject.com/v/the-crim... Dan G0D5H411
From Colorado Springs, CO
Joined Mar 22, 2006
2,014 points
Sep 11, 2012
Stabby
Looking at your profile give this a shot if you can before you move:
The UAC
Still obscure for now, the routes are mostly crimpy too.

But as for the weekend getaway, get up to Devils Head THIS WEEKEND (party) if you can.
Mike Lane
From Centennial, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
839 points
Sep 11, 2012
ouray, I think
Awesome, thanks all. That gives me a lot to look at. Dylan Hettinger
From Boulder, CO
Joined May 10, 2012
5 points
Sep 12, 2012
Evan S wrote:
Do you really live in Center?

Yep, the center of the universe I believe. I'm surprised it remains undiscovered!
There's been a decent bit of development in the last few years here. About 20-30 new bolted routes just this year and tons of new boulders (that Bob Murray and Phillip Benningfield have surely climbed already).
AndyMac
From Center, CO
Joined Mar 29, 2008
98 points


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