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Difficult Wall aka Difficult Cliff 
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Difficult Campground  Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: scott e. tarrant on Apr 14, 2009

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This has the closest camping to Aspen.

It is North / Northeast-facing.

The area is generally uncrowded. It is a great mid-summer crag. If willing to suffer some post holing and a little wetness, one can access this crag in early spring as it is accessed below the Independence Pass closure gate. Chilly temps make sticky rubber!

There is bullet granite with a great mixture of routes.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

For the Independence Pass area.

Weather station 5.2 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Difficult Campground

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Difficult Campground :
Daredevil   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Difficult Wall aka Difficul...
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Daredevil 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : Independence Pass : ... : Difficult Wall aka Difficul...
This has great climbing from bottom to top! While maybe not a distinct crux, stepping left under/around the big roof will often get your heartrate up a beat or two. The upper section is as fun as it looks! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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