(LIST OF CLIMBS + 1 "TRIP REPORT")
Category: Colorado
Elev: ~6300 ft
Rock Type: Columnar basalt
 
2020
 

NORTH TABLE MOUNTAIN Climbing


Sitting above Golden, this popular cliff band of columnar basalt faces south & west so it makes for comfortable winter/cold weather rock climbing. Most routes here are tightly bolted and generally short (60 foot range), so a 50m rope and 10 quickdraws will be sufficient for most routes. 

Quarry Wall, a popular crag at North Table Mountain.

The first time I climbed at North Table Mountain was in January 2020. We climbed at Winterfest Wall.

Since I'm sure I'll climb again at this area since its a good winter crag close to home, I just keep a list of the climbs I've done there (on this page). Below the list, I've also included my original trip report from the first day I climbed here.



ON THIS PAGE:

LINK
List of climbs I've done at North Table Mountain
2020 trip report (1st trip to North Table Mountain: 1 day of cragging at Winterfest Wall)
JAN
18
2020

  TR #: 389
Other random photos from cragging at North Table Mountain



(Still quite small)List of climbs I've done at North Table Mountain

(Alphabetical order)
CLIMB DIFFICULTY
AREA

Color-coded:
    =Winterfest Wall
DATE CLIMBED

Color-coded: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Abortion Control 5.8, trad Winterfest Wall Jan 18, 2020
Back to the Bayou (aka Leaning Pillar) 10c, sport Winterfest Wall Jan 18, 2020
Bimbo in Limbo 10b, sport Winterfest Wall Jan 18, 2020
Bush Loves Detroit 5.8, trad Winterfest Wall Jan 18, 2020
Jello Brand Napalm 10b, trad Winterfest Wall Jan 18, 2020
Pass the Tanning Butter 10c, sport Winterfest Wall Jan 18, 2020
Silver Bullet 10c, sport Winterfest Wall Jan 18, 2020
Thin Lizzie (aka Dodging Ions) 5.8, trad Winterfest Wall Jan 18, 2020
Unknown (corner to the left of Bimbo in Limbo) 5.10, trad (toproped) Winterfest Wall Jan 18, 2020

Original trip report for 1st visit to Winterfest Wall....


January 2020 Trip Report to North Table Mountain
1 Day: Cragging at Winterfest Wall

Date: January 18, 2020
Partner: Erika Bannon

Intro

According to mountainproject, some of the best climbing on North Table Mountain can be had at the Winterfest Wall. The 20 or so routes are a range from 5.8 to 5.11+, both sport and trad, and are about 60 feet in length. The wall faces west-southwest making it a great place to spend a sunny winter day.

Climbs / Photos

1. Back to the Bayou (aka Leaning Pillar), Winterfest Wall (5.10c, sport)
2. Jello Brand Napalm, Winterfest Wall (5.10b, trad)
3. Thin Lizzie (aka Dodging Ions), Winterfest Wall (5.8, trad)
4. Bush Loves Detroit, Winterfest Wall (5.8, trad)
5. Abortion Control, Winterfest Wall (5.8, trad)
6. Bimbo in Limbo, Winterfest Wall (5.10b, sport)
7. Unknown (corner to left of Bimbo in Limbo), Winterfest Wall (5.10, trad, toproped)
8. Silver Bullet, Winterfest Wall (5.10c, sport)
9. Pass the Tanning Butter, Winterfest Wall (5.10c, sport)

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Photo descriptions:
1. The basalt crags of North Table Mountain as seen from the parking area.
2. Friendly approach.
3. Our first route of the day: Back to the Bayou.
4. The compact fine grained basalt.
5. Erika leading Jello Brand Napalm. This route did not make our top 8 for the day
6. Fun corner of Bush Loves Detroit.
7. We climbed 3 routes here: Abortion Control (the wide crack), Bimbo in Limbo (the bolted face to the left of the wide crack), and the corner (not in guidebook).
8. A nice sunny spot on a winter day.
9. Erika cruising up Silver Bullet.
10. Hiking out after a fun day of climbing, with the Coors Brewery below.


Some random photos from other days of cragging at North Table Mountain...

Color coded by area:
   =Winterfest Wall           =Xxx          =Xxx