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!
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Weather station 0.6 miles from here
407 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',13],['3 Stars',70],['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 Sub 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b CO
: Denver South
: ... : Wendell Spire
Tom Hanson placed The Sub at the left end of the Wendell Spire area, in 1997. Subsequent to publishing his guide, close to a dozen new routes were established to the left, so the limit to this site is a little vague. From the top of the boulder pile at the left side of the area, you can see a neat little formation that looks like the Beatles Yellow Submarine.Climbing on The Sub begins on the sub's left tail fin, a crack. Swim up through some interesting and intricate climbing with a couple of lo...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
Feb 27, 2016
40,000 people. Lulz.