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The Clock Tower 


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Elevation: 8,000'
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Description 

The Clock Tower is the second most popular crag at the Sport Park, after Surprising Crag. It gets morning shade, making it a good choice for a hot day. It has a number of fun routes, mostly in the 5.10 to 5.11 range, although there are a few 5.9s.

It's divided into two areas: the left side of the crag is the Chicken Wall. It has a number of fun 5.10 routes. The right side of the crag is the Upper Wall. It has some harder routes in the 5.11 and 5.12 range.


Getting There 

Take a right when you get to the aqueduct trail; shortly after take a trail up left to the crag. You'll come up to the crag at the Chicken Wall, near the route Daddy Blocker.


Climbing Season


24 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',8],['5.12',8],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Clock Tower:
Rubber Chicken   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Chicken Wall
The Big Dipper   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Upper Wall
Chicken Lips   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Chicken Wall
Leave it to Beaver   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Upper Wall
Alfa Chick   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Chicken Wall
Butt Luscious   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Upper Wall
Go Dog Go   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Upper Wall
No Doze   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch   Upper Wall
Salad Shooter   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Upper Wall
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Featured Route For The Clock Tower
Big jugs, fun climbing. Picture by Ingrid Nelson.

The Big Dipper 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Upper Wall
This quality climb is a good introduction to the steep routes on the Clock Tower's imposing roof. It starts a few feet to the right of the large tree that greets you as soon as you get to the base of the wall by coming up the trail. Ignore the tree placement in Rolofson's new guidebook, as he has it too far to the right. Anyways, the route climbs well-protected 5.11 moves through a small roof before topping out on a slab. Find the handy no-hands rest after pulling the roof and chal...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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