Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.10 14 1 10 27
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Directions to Velo Crag

RRGCC
This wall is in property owned by RRGCC. Be respectful.
Approach: To get to Velo Crag, first park in the Flat Holler parking lot (see Throwback Crag for directions). Then walk back in the direction you drove in from, and turn right up the old oil road. Continue uphill on the road until it ends, then find the trail to the wall on your left. In two more minutes you should come to the wall underneath On Beyond Velodrome, with itís large hueco about halfway up the wall. Most of the crag faces west to northwest, and gets morning shade. Nothing stays dry in more than a light rain. Velo Pinnacles: To get to routes one and two, look for a rough trail that cuts down left and away from the wall in the vicinity of Ultegra. Contour around the pinnacles until you go right and squeeze through a small gap in the rock. Scramble through a few more squeezes between boulders until you find the bolts of Lighting Rod Arete. Old People Are Awesome is around the corner and to the left, in the big chimney where the two pinnacles touch.

Wall Sun: Afternoon sun



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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture

1

Lighting Rod Arete Sport 5.10c
 
4.75  (59) 70ft

2

Old People Are Awesome Trad 5.8
 
1.33  (3) 60ft  

3

Krypton Trad 5.7
 
2.00  (7) 60ft

3a

Spoke Junkies Trad 5.5
 
2.29  (7) 60ft

3aa

Trash the Training Wheels Trad 5.8
 
2.00  (1) 70ft

3b

False Flat Trad 5.8+
 
3.00  (1) 78ft

3c

Riding Recumbent Trad 5.10c
 
4.00  (2) 65ft

3d

Cock Rotter's Beartrap Mixed 5.10a
 
4.00  (2) 75ft

3e

Beach Cruiser Trad 5.8+
 
1.33  (3) 60ft  

4

Ultegra Sport 5.10a
 
3.12  (41) 75ft

5

Dura-Ace Sport 5.8+
 
3.75  (48) 75ft

6

Eddie Merckx Gets a Perm Trad 5.9
 
2.94  (17) 85ft

7

Lanterne Rouge Sport 5.9+
 
3.60  (48) 80ft

8

A Cat Amongst the Pigeons Sport 5.12a
 
3.47  (15) 75ft  

9

On Beyond Velodrome Trad 5.12c
 
4.00  (1) 90ft

10

Anchors with no route Toprope Unknown
 
0ft  

11

The Podium Trad 5.10c
 
4.25  (4) 95ft  

12

Unbolted Route with Jump Start Toprope Unknown
 
0ft  

13

A Spot of Bother Trad 5.11
 
100ft  

14

My Quads Are Too Big Trad 5.11b
 
4.00  (4) 70ft

15

Real Girls Don't Pumptrack Sport 5.10c
 
3.81  (26) 70ft

15a

Lichen the Bikin Trad 5.8
 
3.67  (3) 80ft

16

The Century Sport 5.10c
 
3.97  (29) 85ft

17

Double Century Sport 5.11d
 
3.67  (3) 80ft  

18

Summer Solstice Sport 5.12b
 
4.00  (1) 80ft

19

Relay Race Sport 5.10c
 
3.00  (1) 60ft  

20

Bottom Bracket Trad 5.9
 
3.50  (4) 50ft

Comments

1
dustonian said on October 15th, 2014
props to Tackett and Wolfman getting this place opened up!
2
climbhigh said on October 15th, 2014
Thanks to Dan for getting the info compiled. I don't even remember how long ago we bolted here. Fun cliff with more potential. Even has its own smoke/ohm cave.
3
jsecker said on May 5th, 2015
The directions make it sound like you walk back to the main road then look for a road on your right. That is not the case. Turn right (uphill) immediately after you walk out the entrance to Flat Holler parking lot. This is the oil road you turned left on to get into the parking lot. The climbs are great!
4
MikeWilkinson said on November 19th, 2017
Just wanted to note that Double Century and the 12 to the right of it are not listed here, but listed in the latest guidebook. They are the routes just right of The Century.
5
woman said on March 21st, 2018
the sport route on the face to the right of lightning rod arete is Thunderface 12c, equipped by blake bowling - super awesome route
6
Anonymous said on March 21st, 2018
mmmk, did you come up w/ your name looking in the mirror or telescope?.
7
mbrunell said on April 22nd, 2018
Does anyone know what bolted route is to the left of lightning rod arete? I see a single bolted line about 20 to the left, I see at least 7 shiny new glue-ins.
8
Anonymous said on April 30th, 2019
Do I need to talk to anyone about developing an alternate trail that forks off just before the end of the approach trail? I assume not, and will start on it next weekend unless someone protests. The current approach ends in a waterfall runoff and is not ideal. I was going to run it up towards Lightning Rod Arete. Not sure exactly where it will pop up yet, but should be somewhere near there.
9
Anonymous said on April 30th, 2019
Do I need to talk to anyone about developing an alternate trail that forks off just before the end of the approach trail? I assume not, and will start on it next weekend unless someone protests. The current approach ends in a waterfall runoff and is not ideal. I was going to run it up towards Lightning Rod Arete. Not sure exactly where it will pop up yet, but should be somewhere near there.
10
Anonymous said on April 30th, 2019
Do I need to talk to anyone about developing an alternate trail that forks off just before the end of the approach trail? I assume not, and will start on it next weekend unless someone protests. The current approach ends in a waterfall runoff and is not ideal. I was going to run it up towards Lightning Rod Arete. Probably end at the cross where the crag splits with he pennacle.
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Anonymous said on April 30th, 2019
Do I need to talk to anyone about developing an alternate trail that forks off just before the end of the approach trail? I assume not, and will start on it next weekend unless someone protests. The current approach ends in a waterfall runoff and is not ideal. I was going to run it up towards Lightning Rod Arete. Not sure exactly where it will pop up yet, but should be somewhere near there. This is fun! Keep deleting my post admin
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Anonymous said on April 30th, 2019
Do I need to talk to anyone about developing an alternate trail that forks off just before the end of the approach trail? I assume not, and will start on it next weekend unless someone protests. The current approach ends in a waterfall runoff and is not ideal. I was going to run it up towards Lightning Rod Arete. Not sure exactly where it will pop up yet, but should be somewhere near there. Hi admin!
13
Raiden said on May 1st, 2019
I don't think your comment is being deleted by the admin. For some reason it's posting to "not defined." Assuming you're looking to change the trail at Velo Crag, I would contact the current land manager for RRGCC at [email protected]
14
Mdjagg said on May 8th, 2019
Trail Rerouted as of 5/6/19 The trail has been reworked to avoid the waterfall runoff at the end of the approach. This was already an issue, but has been getting worse and worse with the non stop rain. Not sure who built the trail originally, but it has become problematic. Same trailhead, but near the end, turn left at the large bolder and cut through the woods. The three sections are now accessible individually. The Left, Center, and Rights sides of Velo all are marked with orange trail tape. It's easy to follow. And also, if you're going to Lightning Rod Arete area, go back through the woods, as the trail along the wall is beat up and doesn't need to be used anymore, unless you like erosion and dangerous slip and slides. Please use this same path to exit the crag. Stones will be added to some of the steeper sections for stairs, and a sign for easier route finding in the near future.
15
Mdjagg said on May 17th, 2019
Well, those messages came through a long time after actually trying to post them. I'll contact Curtis and see what he thinks about th new setup and fix anything that's needed. I think the new trail is pretty straight forward and follows basic trail building practices. I'm no pro, but it's a significant improvement to what was there. It didn't take much, most of the path I chose was already cleared and just need some cleanup. If anyone is out there in the next few weeks, feedback is welcome. Just follow the orange tape.
16
Mdjagg said on May 21st, 2019
Well, a giant tree fell over blocking the new trail's exit to go over to the Right side, towards The Century. You can still use the new paths to get to the Center and Left. I'm going to try to borrow a chainsaw to cut up that beast, but it may be a while.