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Riggs' Hill Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.0754, -108.6481 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Riggs' Hill is reported to be the site of the first official dinosour excavation in western Colorado. It's named for paleontologist Elmer S. Riggs. The hill is littered with hundreds of sandstone boulders.

Getting There 

Drive west on I-70B and exit onto Redlands Parkway. Continue on Redlands Parkway towards the Colorado National Monument until it becomes South Broadway. Continue on for about 1 more mile and Riggs' Hill is on the right.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.5 miles from here

73 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',33],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',13],['V2-3',36],['V4-5',19],['V6-7',4],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Riggs' Hill

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Riggs' Hill:
Praying Mantel   V1 5     Boulder, 25'   Riggs' Hill East : Belly Flop Boulder
Butter Face   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Riggs' Hill East : Butter Block
V5-   V4 6B     Boulder   Riggs' Hill East : Vintage Block
Mettle Tester   V5 6C     Boulder   Escondido Circle : Tit for Tat Boulder
Funky Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder, 25'   Riggs' Hill East : Diamond Boulder
An Indifference to Ascension   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Riggs' Hill East : Diamond Boulder
Sideshow   V6+ 7A     Boulder, 12'   Riggs' Hill East : Diamond Boulder
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Featured Route For Riggs' Hill
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V5- V4 6B  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Vintage Block
Climb the overhanging face covered with shallow huecos to a highball finish. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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