1st Bend roof crack.
The Wet Mountains are a hidden gem of Southern Colorado climbing, boasting steep sport granite and multi-pitch trad climbing. During the winter months ice climbing is also possible.
The most popular area is Tanner Dome
in the Oak Creek area. Tanner Dome, not be confused with Tanner Rock
(Raven Buttress) which is also in the Wet Mountains but at Hardscrabble Pass, contains an assortment of quality routes on South Platte like rock. Most routes are one to three pitch bolted sport routes, with only one few trad lines. During the winter the area can be sheltered from winds and pleasant to climb.
The Wet Mountains lie south of Canon City and close to Florence. Please refer to the area descriptions on how to locate each climbing area as they are dispersed.
Map of general area around Florence
Information about the Wet Mountains is currently on the light side, so if you are venturing down there, a handy resource would be the area's guidebook, The Ripper: Climbing in Colorado's Wet Mountains
, available from Sharp End Publishing stores.sharpendbooks.com/climbing/?sort=featured&page=3
and climbing shops. Bob and Carrie Robertson's guide The Sunny Side of Voyageur
found at www.climbingpamphlet.com
is a good reference too.
Great Divide, 400 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo.
The Edge, 107 N. Union Ave, Pueblo.
Red Canyon Cycles, 410 Main St, Canon City.
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30,000 Casualties 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b CO
: The Wet Mountains
: ... : Tanner Dome
This climb is located on the Civil Wall, immediately to the right of Tanner Dome.Just right of the chimney which marks the start of several climbs on Civil Wall, this excellent mixed route climbs the most obvious weakness on a steep pink-granite face. The first part climbs a trickier-than-it-looks face past bolts to an exciting stand-up move over a bulge. Those with more patience than I may be able to better protect with RPs in a seam here. Clip another bolt, then traverse left to the crack. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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