- Within metroplex of Golden Colorado
- Spring to fall with winter bouldering
- Rock Type:
- Limestone conglomerate
- Reports of vehicle vandalism
Clear Creek Canyon is located just next to Golden, Colorado, (home of the Coors Brewing Company) and about 20 minutes from Denver. The rock here is good solid limestone conglomerate and there is a ton of challenging sport routes. Clear Creek is an exceptional place to come if 5.12 - .14d sounds like a good time to you. There are some newer routes that are a little easier but there is really not that much intermediate climbing to be found. Along with the advanced climbing come some advanced (i.e. sketchy) approaches which are short but not so sweet. There is also a fair amount of ice during the winter months which can be climbed.
An added bonus to climbing in Clear Creek is that there is some great bouldering on big blocks of rock. The canyon is notable for being exceptionally good for bouldering during the winter because most of the boulders face south getting the sun and getting dry. Crash pads and spotters are almost a must since most of the problems are pretty tall.