Coal Creek Craggin’


As I’ve mentioned before, the ice cragging options in Redstone are generally pretty slim. But what if I told you there is a place that is exploding with new route potential, where you can walk from thirty seconds to five minutes to an incredible variety of climbs, from stout WI 5 pillars to M10 cave routes to roadside WI3? Well, that place exists and for years we’ve been walking by an incredible variety of mixed climbing without giving it much thought. All that is changing now, thanks to the efforts and hard work of a dedicated crew of locals who have quietly been turning Coal Creek into an excellent winter crag. One of the developers sent me a couple photo topos of the routes, which I’ve shared below. These climbs may not stick around a whole lot longer this year, as the sun gets higher in the sky and warm temps start to creep up into the valleys. Still, they are great fun and well worth checking out.

ATF Crag

Main Crag Right

Main Crag Left

Locals Corner

Bulldog Creek Dog Walk (IV WI 4+)

Hayden Carpenter and Tom Bohanon recently repeated an obscure ice climb on the south side of Mt Sopris. Given a brief mention in Jack Robert’s ice guide, Bulldog Creek Walk is described as being 100 meters of WI 4. What they found was seven pitches of ice in a remote setting that makes for one […]

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