Denver South Rock Climbing
Denver South refers to climbing south of the big smoke with the town of Castle Rock at its center. Castle Rock is a town of about 40,000 people, and it's approximately halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs. For many people Castle Rock is an Outlet shopping center, but for climbers and boulderer's, it is the town closes to Castlewood Canyon and Castlewood Ranch boulders.
At 6128 feet, Castle Rock area can be cold in winter and warm during the summer. However, it is rare day when it is too cold to climb Castlewood Canyon as many of the rocks and boulders are in small gorges and forge sun traps, so as long as it is south-facing, it can be toasty on the coolest of winter days.
The epicenter of Denver South is Castle Rock which straddles I-25 approximately halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs on I-25. If you miss it, you're off to a bad start!
Eats, sleep, beer, etc.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
408 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',13],['3 Stars',71],['2 Stars',191],['1 Star',116],['Bomb',3]
Classic Climbing Routes in Denver South
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Denver South:
Featured Route For Denver South
The Black Streak 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c CO
: Denver South
: ... : Wendell Spire
In my opinion, this is easily one of the top 3 routes at [Castlewood]. It is between The Sub and Seamless.A jump start followed by some powerful campus moves gets you to the first bolt. Then some technical crimping on small pebbles and slopey little dishes lead to a toss for the big obvious jug. Get a shake, then crank a couple easier moves until you are at the crux. It's a big toss left to a crappy little rock, get your feet on, and you're home free. The top, aft...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
Feb 27, 2016
40,000 people. Lulz.