Allison on Mickey Goes to Vegas, 5.9
Allison on Mickey Goes to Vegas
Allison on Blackened, 5.10a
Tossing the camera to give slack to Fritz while she leads Bats in the Belfry, 5.11b.
Fritz on Bats in the Belfry, 5.11b
On-sighting Genesis, 5.10d
Bet on Black, 5.9. Not recommended.
Big Plans, 5.10a. On-sight.
Temps in the high 80s made the sun shower feel great!
Meatless meatballs and pesto tortellini. Good livin'!
One-Armed Bandit, 5.10a. Casino Cliffs. Nice arete climbing!
Rapping off Sacrificial Lizard, 5.11b, first route bolted at Jacks and a great one!
Yarlsberg, 5.10a, Swiss Wall. Super cool features and pockets on vertical climbing! Sweet route.
Climbing Unknown 5.8 (a.k.a. Mama Jugs) on Swiss Wall.
I climbed this unknown 5.9+ route up the middle of Swiss Wall. It ruled! The features were amazing if not a little soft though. Long and recommended.
Jacks is simply a beautiful canyon.
Leaving the trailhead for Winslow Wall 30 miles from Jacks and 7 miles from Winslow.
Winslow Wall is a newer sandstone sport and trad area in East Clear Creek canyon. Absolutely gorgeous setting in the bottom of the canyon belaying right from the river's edge.
The descent gulley involves some downclimbing to a traversing handline and then a 70 foot rappel on fixed lines to the bottom. Coming back up you want a gri-gri, jumar or prussik to attach to a separate fixed line as you scramble back up.
Canyoneering to get to sport climbing. How cool is that!?
Down at the bottom. Turn right (looking downstream) out of the descent gully to see the routes on both sides of the canyon.
Not sure what these guys were climbing but it looked fun and a bit hard.
The first route you see right next to the descent gully is this cool 5.7ish bolted arete line. We climbed it....
Starting up the slabby-to-arete route, 5.8. (Maybe called Girlfriend Direct)
Handrail action with tiny edging for feet.
Face moves right before getting on the airy arete.
Fabulous sandstone climbing.
On the arete proper. This route takes a full 60m rope.
Allison following on the arete climb.
There was a bolted route up the face in the middle of the photo. It looked awesome and similar in nature to “Prince of Darkness” at Red Rocks.
Looking upstream. Apparently nice, cool swimming.
Looking downstream from the belay for the arete route we climbed.
There were a number of bolted routes on this feature. Looked fun!
Allison self-belaying with a gri-gri up the approach gully.
Looking down the approach gully at the climbing area.
Back on top on the well-defined trail. It's a 10-minute hike from the parking area to the approach gully. Decent camping, but limited in space, can be found at the TH.
Jacks Canyon camping is always awesome.