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The Canal Zone

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About The Canal Zone:

A new crag right near the mouth or Clear Creek Canyon. Developed by Kirk Miller in 2008, this crag contains a great collection of moderate sport climbs, and one trad climb. The crag faces N-NW and is shaded until about 2pm in the summer.
Approach: There are a number of possible approaches, but easiest approach involves parking at the first, large turnout on the left as you start up the canyon. Your goal is the bridge across the creek directly below the parking area. Reach this by either scrambling directly down one of three loose, steep gullies below the parking area, or by walking east along the closed road (which will loop around to the bridge). Cross the bridge and walk west along the creek until a steep trail switchbacks uphill to the old, abandoned canal. Follow the canal west to the base of the crag.
Approach Time: 15-20min
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Type of Climbing: Sport
Sun Aspect: Afternoon Sun


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Aretnophobia 5.11a 1
0 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Box of Rain 5.8 2
0 Average Rating = 3.33/5 Cut Loose 5.11c 3
0 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Holiday Road 5.8 2
0 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Ripple 5.8 3
1 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Bear's Choice 5.10c 2
1 Average Rating = 3.17/5 Beasto 5.10b 6
1 Average Rating = 3.33/5 Turkey Jerky 5.10c 6
2 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Walking With A Ghost 5.11c 3
3 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Ivy League 5.10a 2
4 Average Rating = 3.33/5 Panama Red 5.10b 6
5 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Route Canal 5.9 2
6 Average Rating = 3.20/5 Gondolier Arete 5.10a 5
7 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Made In The Shade 5.9 4
8 Average Rating = 3.75/5 Batso Canal 5.10c 4
10 Average Rating = 2.50/5 Lambada 5.10b 2