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The Klettergarden

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The Klettergarden 


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Submitted By: eagleboy on Jul 4, 2006
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Description 

This area is shady in the aspen trees; it has good rock quality. There are a number of nice boulders here. They are covered in Colorado Bouldering.


Getting There 

Take I-70 to the Minturn/Redcliff exit (#171). Follow the road until you cross over the big Redcliff bridge. After a little turn you will see a big parking area; park there. Directly across the road there is a dirt road leading up to the boulders.

Per Bob Robinson: Take US Highway 24 south from I-70 through the town of Red Cliff. About 0.5 mile after crossing the Red Cliff bridge, US Highway 24 forms a Y intersection with Water Street, which heads back to Red Cliff under the bridge

The parking is on your right in the dirt pullout/median between Water Street and US Highway 24. Study a Google map of the area, and you will see what I am talking about.

On the map, you will see a road across from the pullout called "Powerline Road". This is the old 4x4 trail to the Klettergarden.

You can even do a street view on Google Maps of this area and get a great idea of what it looks like from the road. You can even look down the path to the boulders from US Highway 24. Pretty sweet.

The total mileage from I-70 to the parking area is approximately 11 miles.


24 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Klettergarden:
Carburetor   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Boulder B aka Two Cylinder ...
Clutch   V1+ 5     Boulder, 15'   Boulder B aka Two Cylinder ...
V3   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Boulder D aka Prominent Blo...
V5   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   Boulder A
V5 aka Naked Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   Boulder D aka Prominent Blo...
The Minturn Mile   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   The Minturn Mile Boulder
Extension   V7-8 7B     Boulder, 15'   The Minturn Mile Boulder
Immortality   V8 7B     TR, Boulder, 25'   Giant Boulder Uphill From M...
Return of the Jedi   V8 7B     Boulder, 12'   The Minturn Mile Boulder
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Featured Route For The Klettergarden
Tough problem, great moves, scary heal hook. Worth spending some time on.

Return of the Jedi V8 7B  CO : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : ... : The Minturn Mile Boulder
Start same as the Minturn Mile, but when you get the rail with you left hand, traverse left. Make powerful moves out left where your ability to heel hook will be tested. You might want to stretch out the hamstrings before hopping on this one....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of The Klettergarden Slideshow Add Photo
View from the road just before getting to the Kluttergarden.  <br /> <br />Fall is an amazing time to be here.  <br /> <br />Sept. 19th, 2010.
View from the road just before getting to the Klut...
Annie working on a problem next to the Minturn Mile on a incredible fall day. Sept 22nd, 2012.  <br /> <br /><a href='http://andylibrande.com/news/' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >andylibrande.com/news/</a>
Annie working on a problem next to the Minturn Mil...
Dave Scott plaque claiming the birth Klettergarden!
Dave Scott plaque claiming the birth Klettergarden...
Scoop Problem on Boulder #1.
Scoop Problem on Boulder #1.
Hiking through the Klettergarden after a quick session.  <br /> <br />Most insane aspen colors ever!!! <br /> <br />Sept. 19th, 2010.
Hiking through the Klettergarden after a quick ses...
Map of where Klettergarden is on US Hwy 24 from Leadville or Minturn.
BETA PHOTO: Map of where Klettergarden is on US Hwy 24 from Le...
Klettergarden May 1st, 2014.
Klettergarden May 1st, 2014.
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By eagleboy
Jul 4, 2006

You can find it all in the Colorado bouldering book.

By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Jul 29, 2007

This place is the best bouldering area for the Vail Valley. A lot of great granite to go and get shredded apart on. The climbs are hard and super fun.

By sean stidham
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 23, 2009

Has anyone been up here recently? Just wondering how early in the season it's possible to climb here.

By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Apr 25, 2009

Sean, when I lived in the area, I would head up there as early as possible, depending on the snow conditions of course. Usually there is a lot of snow, and it sticks around longer up there due to shade and elevation. Summer kicks ass up here, but right now should be late enough to go check it out. Wolcott is a good substitute until The Garden dries out.

By Chris Perkins
From: Avon, Colorado
Jul 13, 2010

If you camp here, please be sure to extinguish your campfire thoroughly. A fire broke out on the afternoon of July 6, 2010. I cannot say for sure how it started, but I meet a group of 4 people breaking down camp the day before the fire. The fire originated from that fire pit. Please be firewise and prevent climbing closures!

By Mike Zimmer
From: Littleton, Colorado
Sep 29, 2010

Anyone want to give a little bit more specific directions? Is the parking area on the left? Right? My friends and I went up there last week and had an extremely frustrating time trying (and failing) to find this area. Any help is appreciated!

Thanks,
Mike

By Bob Robinson
From: Lone Tree, Colorado
Sep 29, 2010

Take US Highway 24 south from I-70 through the town of Red Cliff. About 0.5 mile after crossing the Red Cliff bridge, US Highway 24 forms a Y intersection with Water Street, which heads back to Red Cliff under the bridge

The parking is on your right in the dirt pullout/median between Water Street and US Highway 24. Study a Google map of the area, and you will see what I am talking about.

On the map, you will see a road across from the pullout called "Powerline Road". This is the old 4x4 trail to the Kluttergarden.

You can even do a street view on Google Maps of this area and get a great idea of what it looks like from the road. You can even look down the path to the boulders from US Highway 24. Pretty sweet.

The total mileage from I-70 to the parking area is approximately 11 miles.

Hope this helps,

Bob

By Mike Zimmer
From: Littleton, Colorado
Oct 1, 2010

Bob, that helps a ton! Thank you for making that detailed and easy to understand; just what I was asking for!

By Adam Sanders
From: Louisville, CO
Jul 6, 2012

Can you camp here? If not, is there any good camping nearby? Maybe something away fom road noise and other campsites??
Thanks

By Bob Robinson
From: Lone Tree, Colorado
Jul 10, 2012

Adam-

I've seen lots of people camping amongst the boulders. The 4x4 road in is a little gnarly, so you may have to hike your stuff in from the road if you have a low clearance vehicle. Otherwise, check out the dispersed camping on Homestake Road a couple miles away (The Aircraft Carrier Boulder is right there, check it out on this site).

By vitruvian112358
Jul 25, 2012

If you go 3/4 mile south down the road, Hornsilver Campground is on the east side of the road just south of roof rock. Good place to camp, with lots of climbing really close. Hornsilver climbs are just above the campground, Roof Rock is 1/4 mile north, and Klettergarden 1/2 mile north. Talked to some locals when we were at the Klettergarden, and they mentioned a spot near Roof Rock called Fraggle Rock, but I didn't find it and haven't found any info on it either. If anyone knows the exacts of Fraggle Rock, please share.

By Mr T
Aug 8, 2012

Fraggle Rock is between Roof Rock and the Klettergarden, who renamed this garden to Klutter? Who discovered this place and named it in the first place? Find the Plaque in the Garden for a clue! The new name must be from of all the Geeks that come from elsewhere and Klutter our garden. Good luck!

By AEdwards
Apr 12, 2014

Perhaps this should be listed under Red Cliff not Leadville.

By jarthur
From: Westminster, CO
May 27, 2014

If someone is going to take the time to post up the problems for this area on Mountain Project, the least they should do is give proper descriptions and/or a picture showing the separate problems. If the locals don't want this information being leaked out, then that's unfortunate because it's too late. Quality problem descriptions and pictures at the very least would spread people out and prevent everyone from queuing up under Minturn Mile. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that doesn't understand what "Start on the south side of the boulder" when I'm already disoriented from being surrounding by mountains and aspens on all sides. This whole area should be scraped and moved to the Red Cliff page with better descriptions on all the problems.