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By Jeremy Hakes
From: Golden, Colorado
Jun 16, 2008
|I think you are referring to Tarryall State Park....|
By Christopher Jones
From: Denver, Colorado
Jun 17, 2008
|I agree Pete, I was wondering what the hell they were trying to describe here. Terryall is about 30 miles north on County Rd. 77. I'm not too sure how the climbing is at Terryall but the fishing is supposed to be pretty good.|
By John McNamee
From: Littleton, CO
Jun 18, 2008
|We are in the process of contacting Mike and asking for the description to be updated with accurate information.|
Aug 28, 2008
From the pictures, it looks like this a little crag in the Badger Flats called Valley of the Chickens. It is located off of Park County Road 31 in between Highway 24 and the Tarryall Road (CR 77). I can't remember the numbers of the roads that actually lead to the crag, but the rock is clearly visible below and to the right of Badger Mountain (the one with the antennas) when driving on CR31 from the Tarryall Schoolhouse toward 24. Veer right off of 31 at some mailboxes and pass a small ranch and pond on your left. Stay right near the signs for La Salle Pass and park at a large campsite directly beneath the crag. A 5 minute walk up an obvious trail leads to the rock.
About 15 moderate routes, some up to three pitches in length, ascend the chickenheads, cracks and faces. Although a few face routes are bolted, most protection is found in cracks and by slinging the large chickenheads. The routes are equipped with modern rap anchors. The rock quality is good, the features are unique, and the hardest established routes clock in around 5.10. The good climbing cannot be seen in the pictures currently posted for this area. Most of the established routes are located off the right side of these photos.
This area should probably be renamed--it is certainly not Terryall State Park.
By Daniel McNamara
From: Golden, CO
Sep 7, 2009
My family has been climbing at this area for years, but we have never seen anyone else (other than dirt bikers and target shooters).
We have no information on the routes other than our own experiences and would be interested in learning more. We've called it LaSalle Crag over the years, but that is probably not quite geographically accurate.
The rock is solid granite with interesting erosional features that make great holds. There are beautiful cracks, a few nice bolted routes in the 5.7-5.9 range and a very nice route for kids ~5.6 that can be protected by slinging only chickenheads and huecos. Most routes have nice anchors.
By Off Route
From: Woodland Park
Mar 23, 2013
|Great climbing area on the east side of Wilkerson Pass. All the routes were bolted years ago by Bob Robertson and Carrie Lin. Was lucky enough to meet the both of them at the the rock last year. There are some new routes some local guys have put up in recent years - mostly some very short 5.11s. Great climbing spot with no crowds!|
By Chris Perkins
From: Avon, Colorado
Jul 9, 2014
You can get a guide from Bob on his website for $5 in black and white. A few more bucks for color.
The climbing area is referred to as Badger Mtn area by Bob.