Surprising Crag is the most popular area at the Sport Park. The South Face has many moderate, well-bolted sport routes and sees crowds of climbers; this is the place to hang out and socialize. The West Face has challenging sport and trad routes, and sees much less traffic.
From the aqueduct trail, take a left. The first crag you'll see is Owl Prow. Head uphill around the right side of Owl Prow and you'll get to the South Face of Surprising Crag near the route Monkey Bob.
When you first come to Surprising Crag via the main trail, this is the obvious crack to the left. It's located between the two routes The Fix and Chasing Sticks, and shares many of the same holds as these two routes.This is done in two parts. The first is clearing a steep jam crack by stemming out on to the two adjacent routes. The second part is squeezing the annoying chimney above the jam crack. Beware of loose holds. I pulled off a few pebbles while struggling in this slot for a while. ...[more]Browse More Classics in CO
I'm a little confused about the bolted cracks here. Is the rock soft or is there just a lax ethic at this area? From the pictures, it seems as though there are a lot of lines that are at least partially proctectable with gear, yet there are bolts everywhere. If anyone wants to clue me in, go for it....
I think it's SB as well, to bolt a crack. Sorry, but they're morons, to bring crack climbs to down to the sport climber's level. Have some balls and learn how to place gear. In a lot of places these would be chopped, along with the heads you the bolters. Bolts are fine wgere there is no pro.
I lost my wallet at Sport Park today and climbed only at Surprising Crag and Owl Prow. I would be extremely appreciative if you would email me at email@example.com if you happen to find it and pack it out. Thank you!
I left my rope hanging at the Surprising Crag at the Sport Park on this evening (July 20). It was my fault. I didn't double check that my partner completely untied the 8 before I tried to pull it through the anchors. I believe the climb is the 5.8 called "Choss Temple Pilates." I can't get it on July 21, but I will try on Monday, July 22. If anyone happens to climb the route and retrieve the rope before Monday, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, I will get it on Monday morning. Thanks.