Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Mayhem Gulch

Select Route:
Ticket, The 

Mayhem Gulch 


Photos: Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 7,109'
Location: 39.7388, -105.3694 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 2,908
Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Dylan Waller on Feb 3, 2007
Forecast:
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [1 person likes this page.]
Running it out on some thin ice.
This area is NOT closed Dec. 1 – Jan. 31. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

This is not a reliable destination due to the fact that it is south-facing and receives full sun all day. This means it comes in and out depending on the weather and doesn't come in at all some years. It only freezes up with ample snow on the ground, several days of cloudy skies, and very cold temps.

When in, this area consists of 110 feet of WI 2 or 3, depending on the quality of the ice, which makes it a great beginner lead area.

It can also be top roped via a scramble up and around to the right or hike up and scramble (or rappel from a tree) down from the left.

Anchor and rappel off the tree at the top of the climb, a 70m rope is a must.

Two of the best things about this area are: that you can't see or hear the road and I've never ran into another climber. There is also some great dry tooling available on both sides, but rock pro is extremely thin.

If you find it in, have fun, but swing lightly, since it doesn't continue to fatten up all winter like the shady climbs. Everything you knock down limits the next climber that comes along.


Getting There 

Use the pullout, on the North side of US Highway 6, for the Mayhem Gulch trail. This is about 3 miles West (up canyon) from Tunnel 3 or 2 miles east (down canyon) of the junction of US 6 and CO 119. The climbing area is about a 10 minute hike up Mayhem Creek. Do not take the Mayhem Gulch hiker/biker trail.

During the hunting season (Dec. 1 - Jan. 31), do not go beyond the 1st icefall!


Climbing Season


1 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['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]


Featured Route For Mayhem Gulch
The route covered in a dusting of snow.

The Ticket WI2-3  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Mayhem Gulch
The line is obvious. Ascend up fifty feet of less than vertical but often thin ice to a ledge, then breeze up some steps to a short vertical section that climbs past a rock horn, and then climb up the last short section to the top. The crux is either the odd-angled climbing sometimes needed to get around the rock horn on the second tier or the thinness of ice on the lower section.If in thick, this is a great beginner route. If thin, which it often is, it can be sketchy. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Local Information for Mayhem Gulch
Local Shops
A true mountain shop, located in the shadow of Boulder's Flatirons.
Gear that has the best chance of improving your outdoor experience.
Closeouts and cosmetic 2nds at below wholesale prices.
News
Aug 18 New Feature: Season Charts 0
Aug 15 Wayne Crill's Fundraiser 0
Jul 9 Access Fund is hiring in Boulder 0
Jun 11 New Women's Speed Record on the Nose   6
Jun 7 A Tribute to Jeff Lowe   4
May 15 MP Mobile App: Partnered with Black Diamond and now Free   4

[ Read All News ]
Upcoming Events
Sep 26Reel Rock 2014 - South Denver
Photos of Mayhem Gulch Slideshow Add Photo
This is what we got after 3 sunless days and sub zero nights.
BETA PHOTO: This is what we got after 3 sunless days and sub z...
This is a picture of the climb from about half way in from the road. 2-1-2007
BETA PHOTO: This is a picture of the climb from about half way...
One cold day’s worth of ice plus a dusting of snow.
One cold day’s worth of ice plus a dusting of snow...
Rapping down one very dry day at the gulch.
Rapping down one very dry day at the gulch.
Comments on Mayhem Gulch Add Comment
Show which comments
By brian wilson
Apr 28, 2007

Can anyone claim FA ? This is an awsome route!

By Brian Nelson
From: arvada co
Dec 3, 2007

This route runs bone dry.