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Elevation: 10,053 ft 3,064 m
GPS: 38.967, -106.06243
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Looking for classic trad lines in Eldorado Canyon State Park, multi-pitch alpine routes in "The Park" or maybe you want to get scared in the Black Canyon? Or perhaps you want to climb some ice or work on some mixed, nasty stuff? Hopefully you'll find it here on the most comprehensive climbing database in Colorado.

Areas are grouped, in general, geographically to their nearest major town to help you locate climbing areas and plan your trips. Local info, such as, where to stay, good places to eat, brew pubs etc. have been added as well to make your stay more enjoyable. If you can't find the information you need, then go to the forums and ask a question.

Either search for routes by area and then crag via the menu to the left of this page, or use the search tool to locate routes by different criteria, such as grade and location. With approximately 5700 routes (and growing), hopefully you can find something to your liking.

If you are looking for specific types of climbing, like sport, trad, ice, etc., you can lock on to those routes quickly by using the show routes drop down box. It's located just above the select area menu on the left side of the page. For example, if you select ice, you'll see all the ice climbing locations in Colorado. The number of routes is listed in bright red!

Or, if you only want the ice/mixed climbs, you can connect to the temporary collection of ice/mixed routes. Please give us feedback.

A new area we're trying out is a section on ?Indoor Walls? in the state. There are some deals, some interesting features, and info for these walls for when you you're pulling on plastic.

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Ice Conditions

Here is a quick link for the latest ice conditions that have been reported. Going somewhere new this weekend and not sure about whether the ice is in or not, then post a question in the ice conditions forum.

Seasonal Closures

This is a quick link to seasonal closures in Colorado.

Current Weather

These are actual weather and temperatures throughout Colorado. The link above is for Denver/Boulder or NOAA and enter a nearby city.

Colorado Web Cams

The title says it all, web cams throughout Colorado to help you decide where to go today!

American Alpine Club

Founded in 1902, The American Alpine Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting climbing knowledge, conserving mountain environments, and serving the American climbing community. The library for the AAC in Golden is the largest public library in the country for climbing!

Access Fund

Since 1990, the Access Fund has been the only national advocacy organization that keeps climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. If you only donate to one climbing organization this year, please consider supporting the Access Fund.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Colorado

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 1,140
East Face (Standard)
Trad 8 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1,689
Rewritten
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 720
South Face
Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 862
Ruper
Trad 6 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 1,268
The Yellow Spur
Trad 6 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 468
Center Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 643
Casual Route
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 685
Handcracker Direct
Trad 5 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 499
Rosy Crucifixion
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 695
Outer Space
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 476
The Naked Edge
Trad 6 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 385
Not My Cross To Bear
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 414
Animal Magnetism
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 453
Wet Dream
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 401
Ten-Digit Dialing
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
East Face (Standard) Boulder > … > North > Third Flatiron
 1,140
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 8 pitches
Rewritten Boulder > … > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Lumpe to…
 1,689
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
South Face Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > Petit Grepon
 720
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
Ruper Boulder > … > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower One
 862
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
The Yellow Spur Boulder > … > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower One
 1,268
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Center Route S Platte > Cathedral Spire… > Cynical Pinnacle
 468
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Casual Route Alpine Rock > … > Long's Peak > Diamond
 643
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Handcracker Direct Boulder > … > W Ridge > W Ridge - part C - Po…
 685
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Rosy Crucifixion Boulder > … > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower Two
 499
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Outer Space Boulder > … > Bastille > Bastille - N Face
 695
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad 2 pitches
The Naked Edge Boulder > … > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower Two
 476
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 6 pitches
Not My Cross To Bear San Luis Valley > Penitente Canyon > Penitente - Inner Canyon
 385
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Animal Magnetism Boulder > … > Animal World > Upper Animal World
 414
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Wet Dream Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Wall of the '90s
 453
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ten-Digit Dialing Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Wall of the '90s
 401
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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