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A nice crag with a good mix of sport and gear routes. Receives morning shade 'til around 2pm, making it a nice morning spot in the summer.
Park at the start of the Lincoln Creek Road. Follow the western river bank upstream until a small marked trail breaks right. Head uphill on the trail through the woods, eventually trending right to reach the crag's base. Per Josh Gross: go over bridge take a trail to the left along river follow cairns up and right for 20 minutes.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sunset Cliff:
Sunset Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Unnecessary Buffness 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
I'll be Black 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Predator 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Withholding Evidence 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Squeeze Please 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Crank Shaft 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a R Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
The Avenger 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Wrong Side of the Tracks 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ E7 6c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
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The Avenger 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c PG13 CO : Independence Pass : ... : Sunset Cliff
This stunning crack and face route is perhaps the best single trad pitch I've done in Colorado. Overhanging and sustained with a crux throw at 2/3rds height. It was a long time project first attempted by Jeff Hollenbaugh in the early 90s on gear. It was then bolted and projected by Tom Perkins, but still remained unclimbed. After climbing the route on gear, and receiving Tom's permission, I removed the unnecessary bolts. (There are still a few bolts that need to be removed as of 6/27/06). The ro...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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