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 its approximately half way 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 I25 approximately half way between Denver and Colorado Springs on US I25. If you miss it your off to a bad start!
Eats, Sleep, beer etc.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
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Rim Job 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b CO
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Rim Job must stand in the top five routes at CWC, and it would be a worthy addition to any climbing area. At CWC it is brilliant. Behind the Boux Block is a very (indeed, very) steep line that takes the commanding prow at the right end of the wall. Begin climbing on the left face and angle over to the arete for the first clip. This is followed by a series of slaps on the inverted arete. Chase up to a horizontal seam on the right before swinging back left to grab a huge hueco. Pull out of the hue...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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