New Hipster Rock

United States | Tunnel One | Rock Climbing Clear Creek


This wall is not just for old geezers with hip replacements or even just young hipsters. In fact, this wall has a variety of great climbs on solid stone, including The Hipster and Hip Hip Hurray, that will test your sport climbing strengths. A lot of the climbs here are a little harder than they look, but if you are climbing anywhere close to the 5.12a range, you should get on The Hipster. New Hipster Rock is tucked in the south-facing hillside by Tunnel 1 and gets some much-deserved afternoon shade, but gets direct sun in the morning. Note: the first ascents of routes 2-7 were done by Mark Tarrant and Richard Wright in 2007. Approach: Drive 1.2 miles up canyon, going through Tunnel One. Park at the first pullout on the right (north side), roughly 200 yards west of the tunnel. This is the same pullout as for Sports Wall (p34). Pick up a steep trail on the north (right) side of the road. Take this uphill for about 100 yards until it cuts left and goes past a rocky ridge. Follow the trail uphill from here until you reach New Hipster. Watch for rattlesnakes on the approach.

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