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Randall's Badger Sanctuary aka Spider Den

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Randall's Badger Sanctuary aka Spider Den 


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Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 38.0183, -107.68 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Bryan Gilmore on Jul 9, 2011
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Description 

This crag is great, is north-facing, has all day shade, and is gently overhanging sport climbing.


L->R: 

A. Handcrack, 5, gear.

B. The Jackal, 12, 1p, 50', bolts.
C. The Fearless Animal, 12, 1p, 50', bolts.
D. The Honey Badger, 12, 1p, 50', bolts.
E. Larva, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.

F. Randall's Shaft, 11, 1p, 60', bolts.
G. La Arana, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.


Getting There 

Head right on 7th Ave., left on Oak St., right on Queen St., left on S. Pinecrest, and go all the way to the Twin Peaks trailhead. Park, walk ~30 seconds up the two-track, and find a trail leading down talus to the obvious wall at the bottom of hill.


Climbing Season


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['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 Randall's Badger Sanctuary aka Spider Den
Oh, look at that nasty ass Honey Badger.

The Honey Badger 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Randall's Badger Sanctuary ...
This is "The Honey Badger". It takes what it wants. It moves about freely between Larva and The Fearless Animal. I would tell you more, but it doesn't give a sh@#....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Bryan Gilmore
From: Your Mama
Jul 10, 2011

Just a heads up, all draws and lowering biners were stolen over the last two days. So, instead of being able to show up and send - you'll need to bring your own snap-links. The lame asses took everything except the one sling that I wrenched the quicklink on, but they did take the clipping biner off. LAME.

By chris righter
Jul 11, 2011

Hey Pierce. What routes did you bolt and red point at this crag?

By Bryan Gilmore
From: Your Mama
Jul 11, 2011

Hey Pierceadams, get your facts straight before you spray online. I have talked to Justin, and there are now twice as many routes as before and no retro-bolting has taken place. No validation here, I don't think 5.12 is that impressive in the climbing world. And, FYI - Ouray's already been blown up, bro.

By chris righter
Jul 11, 2011

It used to be called the Spider Den, until the Honey Badger came, and after being stung like a thousand times, he took it over. He doesn't give a Sh@#! The Honey Badger takes what it wants. FYI.

By pierceadams
From: Santa Fe NM
Jul 23, 2011

Whoa, sorry about the late night drunken typing. Me and one of the bolters were kinda riled up late one night. I forgot about all this until a friend mentioned it at the bar. I apologize for being offensive, (I have that effect sometimes). As for the routes, the only FA I have at that crag is a gnarly handcrack around the left side. And by gnarly, I mean POS, rubble-filled 5.5. There might still be a purple sling and a locker I left up there, free booty if you find it. 'Biner is probably still good. Anyway, good on you for setting routes in the neighborhood, a lot of people around here appreciate it. I don't think I know you, Randall, but I apologize. I owe you a beer.
Cheers!

By Steven VanSickle
From: Ouray, Co
Jul 17, 2013

This place is awesome!