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Ouray Rotary Park-Rink Wall

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Industrial Measures S 
Jay's Route S 
Lap Route S 
Left Handed Blunt S 
Pleasing the Masses S 
Right Winged Red Neck S 
San Juan Snake S,TR 
Seduction of Gravity S 
Sesame Street S 
Tepid Hummus S 
Thong Wedgie S 

Ouray Rotary Park-Rink Wall 


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Elevation: 7,800'
Location: 38.0436, -107.6802 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Family-style climbing at its finest! Roll on up to the City of Ouray's Rotary Park in your Chrysler woodie station wagon, flower-covered '67 VW Bus, or gas-guzzling-GMC-Yukon-with-a-soccer-mom-sticker-on-the-back SUV, and have a groovy time with all the kinfolk. Safe, easily accessed one-pitch climbs will have even Granny sending hard! Far enough off the road so the family dog won't get run over in traffic, but steps away from the public facilities should just such a need arise. So convenient that Uncle Fred can help belay from the backseat of the family car as he nurses his methadone hangover. Don't forget the picnic basket for those after-climbing BBQs (Even Little Johnny loves a Johnsonville Brat.)

  • Thanks to the City Parks Maintenance Crew for the groovy landscaping


Getting There 

From the heart of Ouray, go north on US Hwy 550 toward Ridgway 1 mile. Look for the hockey rink on the right and turn into Rotary Park. Park by the public restrooms. Stroll 30 feet to the obvious cliff. Approach time: 10-12 seconds. Look for a handful of slabby short, moderate, well-protected sport/mixed lead climbs. Steep harder routes have been developed to the right around the corner. They stay dry-ish in a light rain. Good lap workouts for the power hour after work.


17 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ouray Rotary Park-Rink Wall:
Dipthong   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Dangling Participle   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Seduction of Gravity   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Pleasing the Masses   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Jay's Route   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Circular Semantics (aka Justin's Route) 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Ouray Rotary Park-Rink Wall
"Circular Semantics" starts on the ledge, midway up the wall, on the west face of Rotary Park. It climbs past five bolts up the steep overhanging, orange and blue striped wall. It is best to either scramble up to the ledge via easy climbing, or climb one of the easier routes to a two bolt belay at the start of the route. It is better to belay from the ledge. Belaying from the ground causes many rope drag issues. The climbing is steep, powerful, and short. The anchor is equipped with rappel rings...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Jason Nelson
From: SLC, UT
Dec 6, 2008

About 7 routes have now been developed on the right (steeper) side of the wall. The routes are approximatley 40 ft. tall, 4-5 bolts + anchors, and are in the 5.10 - 5.11 range. Sun hits the wall mid-day, 11-2 in the winter, and longer in the summer (although the leaves on the tress provide for additional shade in the summer). It's a good fun place to do laps, train, and be social.

By Alex Garhart
Jun 21, 2009

We climbed 4 of the routes on the right side and they were quite good. It would be nice to have some more info on these lines. Also what's the story with the burly line above and left of Sesame Street?

By Jason Nelson
From: SLC, UT
Aug 27, 2009

The line up and left of Sesame Street is 12a. The extension of Sesame Street up the slab is 10d (maybe sandbag). There's also two new routes on the lower angle side: 5.5 and 5.7 - summer '09. There is also a another route on the right(steep) side (far right) that is longer than the other routes and checks in at about 11d.

By Robert Curry
From: Evans, Co
Aug 30, 2009

I was vacationing on around Ouray and had no rope but a crash pad. Fun traverse and the chips on the ground made me feel a little safer when i ventured up a little to high. All in all I would climb here again. Thank you who ever developed.

By Roy Leggett
Apr 16, 2010

12a......Oi! You Ouray folk are strong! And just when I thought I was becoming a decent rock climber, you go and humble me up. Thanks I guess. It is truly a great route. Some of the most fun 30 feet of climbing I have ever done.

By Jason Nelson
From: SLC, UT
May 7, 2010

Roy, I was later informed that the 12a grade might be a little sandbag. Routes on the right side currently go something like (L to R): 11, 10b, 10d, 11a (shares anchors with previous), 10c, 11a (shares anchors with previous), 10c (begins above a spring), 11d (leans right), 12a (shares anchors with previous, upper portion is in the 12 range, goes for about 70m, and hasn't been 100% cleaned as of 5/10). Take the grades with a grain of salt or sand :).

By Alex Banas
From: CO
May 22, 2010

This was truly the best find of our trip. We headed to Telluride after not being able to climb Moab. On our way home we stop by Ouray for a quick lunch at the Rotary Park, look up and see the glimmer of bolts and and some pretty rad easy and hard climbs. This place is awesome and would definitely recommend it as a fun afternoon area, can't believe we randomly came upon this place.

By Jay Pinion
Sep 23, 2010

Thanks, Roy.

By Jeremy Werlin
Mar 15, 2012

Fun climbing, great family/beginner crag. Thanks to the developers.

By DavidCollins
From: Grand Junction, CO
Jun 10, 2013

What's the new line that continues above Left Handed Blunt?