John Adams' Adams Apple

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 39.78100°N / 105.2206°W
Additional Information Route Type: Trad Climbing, Toprope
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Time Required: Less than two hours
Additional Information Rock Difficulty: 5.7 (YDS)
Additional Information Number of Pitches: 1
Sign the Climber's Log


Park at the Golden Cliffs climbers parking (see Getting There in main text) and proceed up the trail to the base of the cliffs. At the base head to the right (east).

The route is easily visible from the parking lot. Look for the flat face of Deck Chairs on the Titanic on the fin of rock sort of protruding from the rest of the cliff. This is the slanting crack to the right.

Route Description

Pink shirt is on Killians...

Fun but short. Start in the same spot as Killians Dead.

Climb up to the right to the beginning of the slanting crack. Then follow the crack to the top.

Essential Gear

There are no bolts. Bring slings or cordelette to build a top rope anchor or a light trad rack to lead it. It is very protectable.

Hero Shot

Killians Dead (left), John...JAAA on right