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Price For Fire, The S 
Sharpe's Arete (aka Thirsty) S 
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Morrison Routes  


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Location: 39.6531, -105.1878 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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 Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',5],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',1],['>=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 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, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Price For Fire   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Morrison Routes
Z Shaped Route that is about 100-150 feet north of the cave route. That cave route is marked with the Blue.

Z is Last, But This is First 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Routes
Start under the overhang on the left side. The first bolt is a little run out but on easier climbing. Climb straight up to the first and second bolt. Then pull through a chimney feature near an old bird nest. After that, do a fun, 'very' exposed traverse for 20 feet to the prow. Then run it out up the ridge to the top for a chain anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Local Information for Morrison Routes
Photos of Morrison Routes Slideshow Add Photo
Beta view of the black and white dihedral North of the Cave Route.
BETA PHOTO: Beta view of the black and white dihedral North of...
Beta photo with lead climbs shown and labeled.
BETA PHOTO: Beta photo with lead climbs shown and labeled.
Near the top of Nautilus.
Near the top of Nautilus.
I posted this a few years ago, and it seems to be missing.
BETA PHOTO: I posted this a few years ago, and it seems to be ...

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Littleton
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.