Thick Crust

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 39.78100°N / 105.2206°W
Additional Information Route Type: Trad Climbing, Sport 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
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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 big dihedral with the 1 ft. overhand midway up on the east side. This route is the deep crack to the right.

Route Description

This is a deep and wide crack with fixed protection within reach (technically for The Virus). Just follow the crack up. 1/4 of the way from the bottom there is a big ledge where you are sort of inside the crack. Don't go too deep. Do some easy steam moves until the crack narrows again then jam to the top.

Essential Gear

The route to the right has bolts that can be used so this route can be sport climbed.

The top anchor bolts are difficult to reach from the top but they could be used for a TR anchor. On the left there is a single ring anchor that coupled with a slung rock works good for a toprope.

Otherwise some gear 2" to maybe 4" if you want some trad practice.

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