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5.7 Rail Route T,TR 
Dihedral Route T 
Frozen Fingers (aka Top Rope Route) TR 
Juggmo T,TR 
Morrison Solo T,TR 
Nautilus Cave Pitch, The T,TR 
Price For Fire, The S 
Sharpe's Arete (aka Thirsty) S 
Tongue, The T 
Unknown Slab route TR 
White Crack Route T,TR 
Z is Last, But This is First S,TR 
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Morrison Routes Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.6531, -105.1878 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tim C on Aug 10, 2010
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This is a long cliff face on the north side of the town of Morrison. There is a section for all of the amazing bouldering that is there (Morrison Boulders). This is for the trad/sport routes that are there.
The rock type is a hard sandstone and the Crag is Southwest facing, so it gets lots of sun afternoon.

Getting There 

From C-470 take the Morrison Exit West. The crag is right as you enter the town and there is a parking area on the side of the road right where the road splits off with a one way street. The parking is on the one way street.
The approach is steep and very short. There is a path up the hill near a sign at the beginning of the parking area. Or you can follow the road/path east, follow a path up some talus area and end up near the Black Hole boulder area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Morrison Routes

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Morrison Routes:
Z is Last, But This is First   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 55'   
The Tongue   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Frozen Fingers (aka Top Rope Route)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Nautilus Cave Pitch   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Sharpe's Arete (aka Thirsty)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Price For Fire   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Joe on The Price For Fire.

The Price For Fire 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Routes
This is the bolted line that starts above The Wisdom Traverse. There are currently (Q1 2007) chain draws hanging from the bolts in the roof section. To start, either run it out to the first, coldshut hanger or place gear for the first few easy moves. Straightforward, moderate climbing gets you to the roof transition where you have to deal with a crack and difficult clip at the first chain draw (first bolt in roof). A large cam can be placed here which is a good idea if you are a lousy crack clim...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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BETA PHOTO: Beta view of the black and white dihedral North of...
Rock Climbing Photo: Beta photo with lead climbs shown and labeled.
BETA PHOTO: Beta photo with lead climbs shown and labeled.
Rock Climbing Photo: Near the top of Nautilus.
Near the top of Nautilus.
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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Nov 12, 2012
From the parking, the best trail I found leaves the road near a telephone pole on the east side of the parking.

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