This area has a mix of sport and trad routes, 1-2 pitches in length. There are a number of crags in this area. It has great climbing and is perfect for the summer. Everyone I have met in this area has only left me with good things to say about them. Like the rest of the Pass, it has exceptional quality and number of routes. Don't miss this area if you are on the Pass. Pick up Tom Perkins' Independence Pass Climbing for routes descriptions.
This area is 10 miles west of Aspen and 28 miles east of Twin Lakes off of CO 82. Look for Lincoln Creek Gulch Campground and park in any number of places off this side road to get to desired crag here.
Parking area next to CO 82 . Sunset Boulder - bouldering . The Cube - bouldering . Phat City . Jimmy Cliff . Sunset Cliff . Lincoln Creen Cliff Just shy of Lincoln Creek Campground . The Egg- bouldering . The Brain . The Burger Shack Area . Finger Food Wall . Sunset Cantina Lincoln Creek Campground - fee area . Outhouse Wall - bouldering . Campground Rock . Intruders Further up the road . The Treasure Chest - bouldering Campsite 5 areas . Campsite 5 Wall - bouldering . Beatle Juice - bouldering . The Boulder - bouldering . Brothel Wall . Saloon . Monastery . Reese's Pieces
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lincoln Creek:
This stunning crack and face route is perhaps the best single trad pitch I've done in Colorado. Overhanging and sustained with a crux throw at 2/3rds height. It was a long time project first attempted by Jeff Hollenbaugh in the early 90s on gear. It was then bolted and projected by Tom Perkins, but still remained unclimbed. After climbing the route on gear, and receiving Tom's permission, I removed the unnecessary bolts. (There are still a few bolts that need to be removed as of 6/27/06). The ro...[more]Browse More Classics in CO
Does anyone have any beta on the huge boulder resting in the creek 100 yds from the turnoff for LC and just off of Colo 82? While driving down to the camping we checked out this magnificant boulder. There was some chalk on it, so someone has been using it. However, this is a highball specialist's boulder, and it looks very hard in some places.