Tanner Rock sits in the Wet Mountains.It sits at 7,300ft with a magnificent view of the Wet Mountains,and plans of the Arkansas Valley below.The rock faces south and is over 300ft of metamorphic granite.The one route (so far) is a bolted sport route,3 pitches long,and because of the over hanging second pitch a short 15 min.walk off is recomended.If your look for a place to get away from it all this is the place.
Three miles west of Wetmore on 96 take a right turn on a short road leading to Lewis Creek trail.Take the Lewis Creek trail for 1 and 3/4 miles,at with time you'll see the 300ft south facing Tanner Rock on the right.Walk up the hill and scramble to the base of the rock.
The route starts in the middle of the south face. You can either scramble up broken rock to the base or walk up hill and then turn left on a grassy (safe) ledge system. The climb starts near a small & healthy pine tree and goes over a small roof (the first three bolts are well placed). The second pitch climbs up the over hanging SHARP BEAK. The last pitch climbs to a large pine tree at the top of the rock. The shortest descent goes left to a ramp, traverse the ramp down and left to the gully...[more]Browse More Classics in CO
This is a buttress I've climbed on off and on since about 1975. I called it "Raven's Buttress" , but somehow it's been blessed with a more prosaic name. My routes are solo climbs - I've never used a rope there - and are on the right center of the face. One variation is probably 5.8 , but most of the climbing is high angle 4th and modest 5th class on nice rock. From the top you can go down the slabby backside to the base of the north side of the buttress, then move east and uphill to the shoulder beside it, thence down to the creek and the trail. I guess it was inevitable someone would come along and bolt it ! That's progress.
I climbed here last week! Nice trails and amazing routes. I climbed some routes on the right upper side of the Dome that the previous poster mentioned. I am glad they are bolted. Fabulous face climbing and great position. Also the routes on the upper right walls are great. Something for everyone here. One of my friends climbed several hard 11+ish routes while I stuck to the 8s and 9s. It's nice to climb in an area where the people who put up the routes have taken the time to do as many easy routes as hard ones. Finally! Lots of people climbing there, at least 15 parties, but the routes are well laid out so its not real crowded. Thanks to whomever put up these climbs! I'll be back :)
Here again I would like to say that Tanner Dome and Tanner Rock, are not the same place. Tanner Dome is off Oak Creek Grade Road (Fremont Country Road 143) at mile marker 11.Tanner Dome has 60+ routes. Tanner Rock only has one.