This has the closest camping to Aspen.
From Difficult Campground day use parking (3.6 miles east of Aspen), take Difficult Creek Trail (TR 2196) over the bridge crossing the Roaring Fork River. Take the faint right fork in the trail after about 40 yards. The trail wanders west for a couple hundred yards where it crosses Difficult Creek (on a big fallen tree). Follow more obvious trail up to the base of the cliffs. The upper section of routes is accessed by some mad scrambling and fixed rope climbing.
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Featured Route For Difficult Campground
Where the trail meets first meets Difficult Cliff are a selection of trad routes. The first route on the left is "Mosquito Banquet", a nice route with a bit of offwidth that goes at 10a.The next line to the right is a Y-shaped crack, both variations being 5.12.The next line right is "The Product". Old school 10d....[more] Browse More Classics in CO