Black Hawk Area

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This may just be the most popular section of the most popular cliff in the country and with good reason. There are classics galore here especially in the lower grades. It is a place you will enjoy and keep returning to. If it is busy, consider walking a bit further down the edge to the delights of the Robin Hood and Mississippi Areas.

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1
Black Hawk Bastion
The capped groove is steady up to the big overhang where committing moves lead out left to a wild finish up the hanging left...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E3
2
Eliminator
Elegant climbing up the arete left of the big corner. The lower part is technical as far as a short vertical crack. Beefy moves...
13 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
HVS
3
Castle Crack
Up the slippery right-angled corner by laybacking or jamming. Finish direct easily, or up the steep arete just right - VS 4c.
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Graunchy
HS
4
Black Hawk
Climb the flake-crack right of the corner and the overhang to a ledge then step right and follow a shallow crack to a better...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
HS
5
Elliott's Eliminate
Linking the start of Black Hawk to the finish of Black Hawk Tower makes for a worthwhile trip.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HS
6
Prudence
Climb the V-groove to ledges, step right and follow the thin crack to just below its end. Go straight up the wall to finish.
13 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS
7
Black Hawk Traverse Left
Up the polished groove then make the 'Bishop's Stride' around the bulge to the left. The short can go higher - Burgess's...
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
VD
8
Providence
An eliminate up the wall with a couple of fierce fingery moves.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1
9
Tribute to Joy
Climb the shallow groove to the break and then access the slab with the greatest of difficulty. More pebbles may have popped.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6
10
Black Hawk Hell Crack Top 50
The crack in the right side of the wall is the line. It is juggy and well protected. A few slings for threads might be found...
13 user comments
 
3 Stars
S
11
Black Hawk Traverse Right
Start left of the chimney and follow scratched footholds right to a crack and climb this to bulges. Step right and climb the...
10 user comments
 
2 Stars
D
12
Ugly Mugs
Bridge the groove under the chimney to a ledge then head onto the exposed juggy arete to the right.
1 user comment
 VS
13
Moriaty
The jutting arete on its right side by a technical layback.
 
Technical
E3
14
Gargoyle Variant
Start under the hanging left arete of the buttress and climb the awkward wide crack to the overhang. Traverse right to below...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Graunchy
HS
15
Gargoyle Buttress
Mild and excellent. Start at the right toe of the buttress and after a couple of moves, follow a horizontal break out to the...
11 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS
16
Dry Rot
Start as for Gargoyle Buttress but climb the right-hand side of the upper slab precariously on poor holds and with scant gear.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E2