Name of Formation or Crag:
Mount Falcon Unnamed
Name of Proposed Route:
We are primarily interested in bolting 2 lines in the middle of the tallest part of the cliff on the left. We rapped down to inspect the lines and think that there is at least one possible 5.9/10, and one possible 5.11/12, with potential variations. There are a couple more possible lines that would require more cleaning which we would pursue after developing the first 2 routes
See attached map for approach. From downtown Morrison, drive 2.2 miles west on Bear Creek Rd. There are 3 pullouts just after a slight right curve in the road. Hike around the east side of a small hill on the south of the road on a well defined trail. Cross the concrete bridge, turn left (south) and follow a faint trail into a gully and up to the base of the cliff. There is a trail all the way, but it could use a couple cairns and a tiny bit of maintenance.
Type of Route:
Anticipated Difficulty Rating:
Anticipated Number of Bolts:
There are at least 4 existing bolted lines here, but we don’t know anything about them. They are not on mountainproject or any other sources we can find. Two of them are easy (~5.4-5.6), one of them is on a steep wall on the far left side of the left-hand cliff, and appears to be 5.10+ or harder. And there are about 3 bolts in one of the caves on the right with poor rock quality, but we could not see a top anchor
Top Access Description (if any):
The top of the cliff can be accessed via a few moves of ~5.4 climbing just to the right of the water drainage. There is a bolted line here, so one can rope up, or one can use some ledges to reach the last 10 feet of 5.4. From there, scramble/hike up and left. The anticipated location of the top anchors will be ~10 feet below the edge of the cliff, so they would only be accessible by using a natural anchor around boulders at the summit, which is what we used to inspect the route.