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Riggs' Hill.


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.

68 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',30],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Riggs' Hill:
Razor Rock   V0+ 4+     Boulder   Riggs' Hill East
Hairy Lip   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 12'   Riggs' Hill East
Praying Mantle   V1 5     Boulder, 25'   Riggs' Hill East
Eye of Providence North   V1 5     Boulder   Riggs' Hill Central
Butter Face   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Riggs' Hill East
Linguistics   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Riggs' Hill East
Alcatraz   V4-5 6B+     Boulder   Riggs' Hill East
V5-   V5- 6C     Boulder   Riggs' Hill East
Funky Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder, 25'   Riggs' Hill East
An Indifference to Ascension   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, 15'   Riggs' Hill East
Sideshow   V6+ 7A     Boulder, 12'   Riggs' Hill East
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Featured Route For Riggs' Hill

Alcatraz V4-5 6B+  CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Riggs' Hill East
Sit start down to the left of the arete. Pull up into a sloper slot and move up and onto the arete via good holds. Crux is pretty much at the last move on the arete....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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