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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Marmot Passage Trail
A quick climb to stunning views, followed by a fun downhill section. Near Pine, Colorado
Border Line Trail
A big, grueling climb in Staunton State Park followed by some fun downhill and a historic old mill. Near Pine, Colorado
Winiger Ridge Trail
A singletrack out and back on a scenic ridge line. Near Coal Creek, Colorado
Too Long
Great views and numerous switchbacks. Near Kittredge, Colorado
Mason Creek Trail
A fun, rolling downhill section to end the Tour de Staunton. Near Pine, Colorado
Staunton State Park - Full Clockwise Loop
A very fun, reasonable tour with beautiful scenery and perfect mix of cross-country and downhill. Near Pine, Colorado
From MP's sister site: MTB Project

Idaho Springs Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.7425, -105.5144 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001
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Bob Horan bouldering at Swissco, Fall River Road ...

Description 

There are various climbing options in this area. They range from roadside cragging to subalpine bouldering. Most of these are accessed via I-70 and/or the Fall River Rd.

Addendum: the Fall River Road slab was moved to the Dumont vicinity area.

Getting There 

See each rock for directions.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 0.5 miles from here

55 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',5],['V2-3',20],['V4-5',13],['V6-7',10],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Idaho Springs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Idaho Springs:
Doughy   V3 6A     Boulder, Alpine   Reynolds Lake : Reynolds Boulder
A River Runs Through It   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   Middle Ohman : A River Runs Through It Bou...
Dada Movement   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   Middle Ohman : Art Boulder
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Featured Route For Idaho Springs
Rock Climbing Photo: Myself on the first ascent of Under Loch and Key.

Under Loch and Key V5 6C  CO : Idaho Springs : ... : Under Loch and Key Boulder
Start with a good left and right crimp low. Move up to a small crimp rail leading to good holds. Top out with a big move left, past the lip to a jug. This is very good. It is easily one of the best V5s I have done....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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