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Obscure Buffalo Creek Rocks

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A Side Crack 
B Side Crack 
Buffalo Creek Spire 
Buffalo Creek Spire South Face 
Classic Arete 
deGaulle's Nose aid route 
deGaulle's Nose free route 
Fear of Slabs 
One Last Fix 
Shotgun Express 
Smoke a Fatty 
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Obscure Buffalo Creek Rocks 


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Submitted By: Allen Hill on Aug 30, 2007
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Description 

These two rocks are interesting diversions.


Getting There 

For deGaulle's Nose go one half mile on FR 550. Park where the Colorado Trail crosses the road. Walk up the hill to the rock. Five minute approach.

For the Buffalo Creek Spire drive on FR 500 till it meets FR 543 (now closed) Park and walk about a mile to the rock. It's right off the road


12 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Obscure Buffalo Creek Rocks:
A Side Crack   V0- 4-     Boulder, 15'   
One Last Fix   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 25'   
Smoke a Fatty   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c V2 5+     Trad, TR, Boulder, 20'   
deGaulle's Nose free route   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For Obscure Buffalo Creek Rocks
Dave's route nails out the slab then under the nose then up the dihedral on the other side (out of picture).

deGaulle's Nose aid route A3  CO : South Platte : ... : Obscure Buffalo Creek Rocks
This route is a classic study in Dave Bellism. Start up and left on the face that faces the road. Nail across the slab and wrap your way under the "nose" and continue traversing till you reach a pod. From here climb up a very thin crack. This will go free but will be a scary hard lead. Check it out....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Jason Kaplan enjoying the crowd free bouldering.
Jason Kaplan enjoying the crowd free bouldering.
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Anyone know if this formation has any routes? I have spotted some cracks on the front(south side), this was shot from just below A-hole.  The formation is NW of Little Scraggy.
Anyone know if this formation has any routes? I ha...
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By Christopher Jones
From: Denver, Colorado
Aug 30, 2007

This area has some good fun boulder problems both crack and slab.

By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Aug 30, 2007

The slab under and right of the nose is a perfect place for people who aspire to do the real hard Platte face climbs to practice. Bring a pad.

By jeff bryan
From: Cortez, co
Jul 24, 2008

I have bouldered here for years. I am sure no where near as long as A.H. A great deal of fun problems exist. I take the 5 year old here often. I added a few more photos.

By jeff bryan
From: Cortez, co
Sep 21, 2008

If anyone is interested in helping me do a clean up here, I will dispose of the garbage we collect. I am thinking of getting it done in the next two weeks. 1 or 2 people would be a great help.
Thanks,
JB