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jdcox_9


Jul 1, 2001, 5:03 PM
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I was just there last week. And being from Minnesota, I was awe struck. The hike to the climbing area is a little long especially with gear, but there are tons of climbs to choose from, so it is definately worth it.

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anonymous_coward


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  North Table is pretty fun but Clear Creek is funner except there is almost no trad in clear creek. What were you doing in Denver/Golden? Climbingboulder.com has a good route database on North Table and Clear Creek definetly worth a looksee.


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If you think the approach to north table mountain was long then you have a lot to learn my friend. Anything in RMNP or Lumpy Ridge for that matter has a much longer/harder approach.


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Table Mountain is the worst climbing area in Colorado. Why on earth do people insist on placing bolts next to bomber gear placements?

That approach is 10 minutes long! How is that hard? Every single approach at Lumpy Ridge, the Flatirons, RMNP, etc. is much harder and longer.


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I'm from Arkansas and hit North Table Mountain while in the area on a road trip. It was by far the worst area we climbed. Polished hold, scary anchors, there are too many good places in the area to climb to waste time at North Table.


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well thanks for all you imput

you don't have to be too positive about it

don't worry though, i do plan on climbing in other areas in colorado, so i can get the whole experience

i'm sure you're right about it being the worst, but it was still fun for me, especially for my first time climbing in colorado

climb on pals?????


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its a little late for a post but i just wanted to put my two cents in.
first of all, a lot of you are a bunch of sissies who b^*ch and moan far too much. the holds @ NTM are polished because its basalt...thats its nature second of all, if you dont like the assent, dont climb. I know I wouldn't mind if you were not on the climb next to me crying. If you don't like the area thats fine, but dont badmouth it because you cant climb the rock.


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DOH!


atg200


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don't worry - i went twice and will never go back. enjoy your chossy bolted cracks.

i know i'm not nearly good enough to climb at north table chosspile. that is why i stick to moab, eldo, the gunks, joshua tree, rocky mountain park, and places like that instead. maybe someday i can work my way up to short, soft, overbolted climbs. *sigh*


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I started climbing in Golden and N Table was the first outdoor climbing I was introduced to. As I gained more experience and climbed in more places, I realized how $#!&ty the place really is. The rock is greasy and slick from the amount of traffic and is not typical of the 'fresh' basalt in the area. The anchors are crap and most everyone topropes through them. A good number of the bolts are cold shuts (ie $#!&). The base is overtrampled. The smell and noise of the brewery sucks. The climbs are short. The only good thing about the crag is that it gets good winter sun (but so do so many other places within 30 min).


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Aww man, everyone is bagging on Table Mountain. How can you not like a crag that overlooks the magestic Coors Brewery?


stevematthys


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yea north table mountain sucks. clear creek is a much better alternative


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The Coors Brewery, oh man that stuff tastes like watered down Urine, pretty much matches the chossy climbing


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Ditto to what Mountainmonkey and Atg said. If you want to clip bolts next to gear placements and have an easier approach, then I suggest Shelf. At least the climbing is more interesting and the many of the routes are longer. The idiots there still lower through the shuts, however. I have been to 5 "sport" areas in CO, so far (haven't been to Rifle). Some of the climbing was OK, but the sport back East was better. If you come out here again, do some trad in the Platte and Eldo. It is much better and I'll give you a to do list.


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I will agree with the negative commentators. North table sucks. There are several better areas on the Front Range.

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The sport park is worse. Far worse. The only good route there is that 5.8 offwidth put up by Pat Ament and Jim Erikson waaaay back in the day. And even then...

Guano, guano everywhere so lets all have a lick.


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I have climbed everywhere in the USA, and for an urban area, Table is a fine resource. I do not understand why people write harsh things. I doubt the same people would say it to a stranger's face---but they post it for all posterity.

A private landowner donated Table. The Access Fund put substantial resources into making it available and keeping it available. If you compare the routes at Table to other urban areas--Quincy Quarries in Boston, Central Park in NYC, Pinnacle Peak in Phoenix, the Tijeras in Albuquerque---THE GLENCOE BEACH in Chicago----N. Table Mtn. is a very fine resource indeed. "Deck Chairs on the Titanic," and the "Winter Warmer Wall" climbs are very fine sport routes. I am writing this to let visitors from other big cities know that if you have only an afternoon, this is a fine place to spend it. I won't invade people's privacy, but I have seen a number of internationally famous climbers enjoying the crags here during the past five years. I want visitors--especially those who are here in Denver on business or to see family, that Table is well worth the short hike.

As to the rock being "bad," once you climb at 50 or so different areas, you will realize different rocks teach different things---and the more different rocks you climb, the better a climber you'll be---remember, the Fisher Towers near Moab are full of bad rocks--but if you can climb them it makes for a great adventure.

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baywolf


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wow atg, you are truly a world traveler. I just wish some day i could go to some of those neat places you mentioned...what the hell am i saying, its already been done.
the point i was trying to make, which must have escaped you, is that people are taking the great climbing in colorado for granted. true there are a lot better areas than ntm, but that doesnt mean you have to post a forum and bi+@h about it. Climb where you like and have fun.

Jared


stevematthys


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glencoe, there are much much better places along the front range to climb, so in comparison to clear creek, boulder canyon, dream canyon, etc... ntm sucks.


SMark


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I'm a begginer climber living in Littleton and I was just wondering if this is a good place to start?


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SMark wrote:
I'm a begginer climber living in Littleton and I was just wondering if this is a good place to start?

In terms of proximity to Littleton, maybe. South Denver gets screwed by the drive. Your other option is Castlewood Canyon. Neither is great. You might try finding somebody to ropegun for you and go to Clear Creek. Its closer than North Table Mountain, and definitely better.


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