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    Cat Slab Area? Clear Creek Canyon

    I've heard that in Clear Creek Canyon, an old off limits climbing area is being re-opened.

    Here's the official story (

    It mentions IMBA was part of this. I've not ridden Centennial Cone before. I'm guessing this is near there. If not, might this be a potentially new trail?

    Anyone know?


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    Hi Ted,
    Catslab is a little ways up canyon from Centennial Cone. They're a few miles apart, separated by miles of road on which cycling is prohibited and I don't think there are offroad paths b/w them. FWIW I climbed at Catslab once, years ago and didn't notice anything that might be a MTB trail-just a use trail from the highway to the crag and I would be surprised if there was more than that. Catslab sits on a finger of land on a bend in Clear Creek; creek on three sides and highway/tunnel on the fourth-pretty steep all around.
    I'm guessing the mention of IMBA and various rafting and fishing advocacy groups alongside the Access Fund is simply a matter of recreational interest groups helping one another to gain access to a climbing area in hopes of receiving reciprocal support when the time comes to return the favor (or they are returning the favor to AF).
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    Good to hear. Great place to climb. I doubt there will be mtb trails there, but hey, you never know.
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