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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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Resources 

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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Weather station 2.2 miles from here

265 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Glenwood Springs:
Jungle Book (aka Graduation Crack)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   East Side : Gray Face area
Traditional Values   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Puoux : Lower Wall
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'   Main Elk Creek : 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'   Main Elk Creek : Pup Tent of Solitude
Velociraptor   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Main Elk Creek : Main Elk Crag
Tooth or Consequences   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Main Elk Creek : Pup Tent of Solitude
Youth Warm-up   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Puoux : Main Wall
Puppy Love   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Main Elk Creek : Pup Tent of Solitude
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
Behind the Curtain   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 350'   Glenwood Canyon : Grizzly Creek Wall (aka Mud...
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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Best in Show 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  CO : Glenwood Springs : ... : Main Elk Crag
Pass 2 bolts worth of less than ideal rock, then pass a short .12a crux to a rest. Faceclimb a beautiful headwall on small crimps, edges, and sidepulls with a few dynamic moves for 4 bolts. The headwall is the crux. This has sustained climbing to an easier top-out. This is a totally awesome route - best on the wall!...[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:...
Jim Erickson bouldering in Glenwood Canyon, photo:...
Hanging Lake.
Hanging Lake.
Some unexplored rock walls exist along the trail t...
Some unexplored rock walls exist along the trail t...
Glenwood Canyon. Photo by Blitzo.
Glenwood Canyon. Photo by Blitzo.
Penstemon. Photo by Blitzo.
Penstemon. Photo by Blitzo.

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