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Main Elk Crag

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Super Size Me 
Velociraptor 

Main Elk Crag 


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Description 

This crag gets shade in the morning and sun in the afternoon. Its good seasons are spring, late fall, and winter. The rock is a limestone/quartzite/sandstone mix. It can definitely get crowded, but sometimes you'll be there alone.

Partial L->R:

A. Mint Jelly, 8+, 1p, 60', gear.
B. Super Size Me, 12, 1p, 80', bolts.
C. Eight Days On The River, 10, 1p, 70', bolts.
D. Jewel Rosena, 12-, 1p, 40', bolts.
E. Mongrels, 10c, 1p, 80', bolts
F. Black Ball Retriever, 12c, 1p, 70', bolts.
G. Patchouli, 11, 1p, 50', bolts.
H. Corn Fritter, 10-.
I. Giblet Gravy, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
J. Fresh Fried Chicken, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
K. Fried Lizard Gizzard, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
L. Velociraptor, 11-, 1p, 100', bolts.
M. T-Rex, ?.
N. Limp Lizard, 12b/c, 1p, 100', bolts.
O. Split Lizard, 10+, gear & bolts.
P. Bolted Route, ?.


Getting There 

Once at the most left route at Pup Tent, follow the trail west till it bends around a corner.


14 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',3],['5.12',6],['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 Main Elk Crag:
Mint Jelly   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Giblet Gravy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Eight Days On The River   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Fried Lizard Gizzard   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Velociraptor   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Limp Lizard   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
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Featured Route For Main Elk Crag
Best routes on the prow of Main Elk: <br /> <br />Best in Show, 5.12d (yellow). <br />Black Ball Retriever, 5.12c (red).

Best in Show 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b  CO : Glenwood Springs : Main Elk Crag
Pass 2 bolts worth of less than ideal rock, then pass a short .12a crux to a rest. Faceclimb a beautiful headwall on small crimps, edges, and sidepulls with a few dynamic moves for 4 bolts. The headwall is the crux. This has sustained climbing to an easier top-out. This is a totally awesome route - best on the wall!...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Jan 20, 2014
CONDITION REPORT 

Lost a camera at Main Elk yesterday somewhere between the Mutton Wall and South Buttress/Prow area. Went back to look for it and didn't see it anywhere, hoping someone found it. Thanks.