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I was pretty bummed when they didn't greenlight my...
I was at a party last night with some non-climbing friends in Golden who lived underneath the big ht painted "G" on South Table mountain. Climber's left of that, there's a prominent buttress that looks to be about 100' tall or so.

My question: Who owns that property? And have there been efforts made in the past to allow access for development there?
willeslinger
From Golden, Colorado
Joined Jul 20, 2010
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Oct 1, 2012
willeslinger wrote:
My question: Who owns that property?

Pretty sure that is Coors property, and I'm pretty sure the rock is of similar quality to it's brethren to the north.
Sir Wanksalot
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Oct 1, 2012
Out of the blue.  Photo by Mike W.
From what I've heard Coors owns it and prosecutes for trespass. I could be wrong. Greg D
From Here
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Oct 1, 2012
Young Good Free Face, 11b
The real issue is the rail line at the bottom of the mountain. The RR companies are notorious for limiting access.

I do know someone that climbed up there several decades ago and they did liken the quality to that of NTM.
J. Broussard
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Oct 1, 2012
From JeffCo open space website:

"Until recently, only a small portion of the mesa on the east side was owned and managed by Open Space. Conservation Easements acquired from the State of Colorado and the US Department of Energy allow for trail connections. In 2004, Open Space worked through the Trust for Public Lands to acquire Coors Brewing Company holdings on South Table Mountain. Presently, less than 400 acres remain in private ownership."

jeffco.us/openspace/openspace_...

I suppose development would be dependent on JeffCo's management plan and where the remianing 400 acres of private land is located. Access to at least the top surface area has been open for years (lots of trails up there) for riding mtn bikes and from what I saw apparently motocross as well.

Edit to add: here is a link to the JeffCo climbing management plan.

co.jefferson.co.us/jeffco/open...
JoeP
From Littleton, CO
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Oct 1, 2012
I was pretty bummed when they didn't greenlight my...
Jeffeos wrote:
The real issue is the rail line at the bottom of the mountain. The RR companies are notorious for limiting access. I do know someone that climbed up there several decades ago and they did liken the quality to that of NTM.


Yeah, I mean, it's CO, my assumption is generally that there's always going to be someone who's been there, done that on every piece of naked rock in the state.
willeslinger
From Golden, Colorado
Joined Jul 20, 2010
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Oct 1, 2012
willeslinger wrote:
Yeah, I mean, it's CO, my assumption is generally that there's always going to be someone who's been there, done that on every piece of naked rock in the state.


Not necessarily. You might just have to bush whack... all the low lying fruit has been picked.
Sir Wanksalot
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Oct 1, 2012
One Trad Ass Motherfucker
willeslinger wrote:
Yeah, I mean, it's CO, my assumption is generally that there's always going to be someone who's been there, done that on every piece of naked rock in the state.


Generally speaking....I would say Incorrect.

Lots of cherries to still be popped my friend.
MountainManny
From Idaho Springs
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Oct 1, 2012
FWIW, I've heard there are a number of routes up there. I've heard they are generally in the 10-11 range.

Mike Morin, JeffCo climbing ranger, may be a good source of info. He's on this website.
Leo Paik
From Westminster, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Oct 2, 2012
Trundling a death block. Photo by Dan Gambino.
Randy W. wrote:
Not necessarily. You might just have to bush whack... all the low lying fruit has been picked.




Oh....if you only knew! And I'm not sharing!

josh
J. Thompson
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Oct 2, 2012
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.
i did a little bit of climbing up there in the early 90's. in general, the rock gets better the further left you go. i don't remember any bolted routes, we just did some gear protected moderate cracks. slim
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