268 Wall

United States | Little Eiger | Rock Climbing Clear Creek


While there isn't much at this wall, it does offer a little bit of adventure (in the approach mostly), and also some solitude on a busy Clear Creek day. Bring a crash pad and break up the hike by bouldering on all of the cool boulders along the way. The Metal (5.12c) is a beautiful line and is worthy of the extra effort to hike uphill. The wall is mostly north-facing and is shaded, especially during the second half of the day. Approach: Expect a long bushwhack uphill. Drive 3.6 miles up the canyon and park on the south (left) side of the road in a large dirt parking area at mile marker 268. Cross the road to the north and follow a faint trail up the drainage, staying slightly to the left. After hiking a couple hundred yards uphill, continue up and to the right to spot a wall with two large pine trees in front of it. Once you get close to the wall, walk around to the right side to get to the lower wall where Welfare Crack is located. To access The Metal, continue up and right of the lower wall and scramble up some fourth class terrain. Alternatively, walk around to get to the upper tier of the wall.

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