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Description 

Nestled in a beautiful mountainous valley, Glenwood Springs sits on the western slope of Colorado as a hub to Aspen (40 minutes south), Vail (45 minutes east) and Grand Junction (90 minutes west).

Glenwood Springs is home of the famous gunslinger Doc Holliday...


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If you are staying overnight in Glenwood Springs check out the following recommendations:

Silver Spruce Motel located at 162 W 6th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO. Phone 970-945-5458.
It's an older place, but decent rooms with refrigerators and microwaves. Considerably less expensive than the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge.

Good deals can also be found from time to time staying at the Hotel Colorado. It can be a fun place to stay with the SO.

Good local brews and pub food can be found at the Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co, at 402 7th Street, Glenwood Springs. Just look behind the train station and you will see the Hotel Denver, that's where it is located. It has good pub food and locally-brewed beer.

Good Italian restaurants include Florindo's Italian Cuisine, on 721 Grand Ave, and the Italian Underground at 715 Grand Ave. Florindo's is more expensive (great food) than the Underground but nice for a special night out. They're almost right next door to each other, so if one is busy you can try the other.

Another good restaurant is Sapphire Grille, at 710 Grand Ave. It's upstairs, across the street from Italian Underground and Florindo's. So hopefully you get the message. Ditch the car and go and walk along Grand Ave and you'll find something worthwhile.

Climbing Gear: Glenwood has a really neat climbing/outdoor shop on Grand Ave. Summit Canyon Mountaineering They also have a local beta page on their site with more recommendations of places to eat etc.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Glenwood Springs:
Traditional Values   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Puoux : Lower Wall
Jungle Book (aka Graduation Crack)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   East Side : Gray Face area
Unnamed aka The Ironing Board   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   East Side : Gray Face area
Pass the Ditchie   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Puoux : Lower Wall
Moral Decay (aka NoName 4)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Puoux : Lower Wall
The Nickelpup   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Pup Tent of Solitude
Mudflap Girl   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 10 pitches, 700'   Glenwood Canyon : Grizzly Creek Wall (aka Mud...
The Pink Face   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   East Side : Pink Face area
Girls With Guns   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Pup Tent of Solitude
Velociraptor   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Main Elk Crag
Tooth or Consequences   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Pup Tent of Solitude
Puppy Love   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Pup Tent of Solitude
Youth Warm-up   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Puoux : Main Wall
DEFCON 1   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   Glenwood Canyon : Grizzly Creek Wall (aka Mud...
The Horse and Pony Show   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Glenwood Canyon : Grizzly Creek Wall (aka Mud...
Urban Cowboy   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Puoux : Main Wall
Shapeshifter   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Pup Tent of Solitude
Experience   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Puoux : Main Wall
The Birdman   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Puoux : Main Wall
Fault Line (aka Welcome To Planet Motherfucker)   5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch   Puoux : Fault Wall
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Featured Route For Glenwood Springs
Moritz about a third of the way up Velociraptor.

Velociraptor 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CO : Glenwood Springs : Main Elk Crag
Start on small horizontal ledges to the first bolt. Then follow a discontinuous crack system up changing corners. The technical crux is at a right-facing corner near the 4th bolt. About halfway up, continue by pulling over a bulge into a left-facing dihedral, and step out left on slab under another mini-bulge. The final slab is protected by 3 bolts to a corner with a layback crack and stemming to the anchor. The route is continuous and LONG but has 2-3 decent resting spots along the way. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Glenwood Springs Slideshow Add Photo
Hanging Lake. Photo: Dave Fiorucci
Hanging Lake. Photo: Dave Fiorucci
Jim Erickson bouldering in Glenwood Canyon, photo: Bob Horan Collection.
Jim Erickson bouldering in Glenwood Canyon, photo:...
Hanging Lake.
Hanging Lake.
Some unexplored rock walls exist along the trail to Hanging Lake. If this rock were a little less chossy it could have some good potential.
Some unexplored rock walls exist along the trail t...
Glenwood Canyon. <br />Photo by Blitzo. <br />
Glenwood Canyon.
Photo by Blitzo.
Penstemon. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Penstemon.
Photo by Blitzo.
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