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Colorado

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Looking for classic trad lines in Eldorado Canyon SP, 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 will 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.

Resources

Ice Conditions;mode=&daysold=90&locationId=105708956&filter=COND
Here is a quick link for the latest ice conditions;mode=&daysold=90&locationId=105708956&filter=COND 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;product=rwr&issuedby=CO
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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Bouldering in Vail. It's not Photoshopped, I swear.
[Hide Photo] Bouldering in Vail. It's not Photoshopped, I swear.
Vermillion.
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Aspens along Chalk Creek.
[Hide Photo] Aspens along Chalk Creek.
The Diamond, Long's Peak, RMNP.
[Hide Photo] The Diamond, Long's Peak, RMNP.
Lower Ice Lake Basin.
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Owl Creek Pass.
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Ice Lake.
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Island Lake.
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Pretty flowers.
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If you're looking for a little rest from climbing and want a nice hike around Glenwood, join the flocking tourists to Hanging Lake. Despite the crowds, it's still worth it.
[Hide Photo] If you're looking for a little rest from climbing and want a nice hike around Glenwood, join the flocking tourists to Hanging Lake. Despite the crowds, it's still worth it.
Sangre de Cristos behind the Sand Dunes.
[Hide Photo] Sangre de Cristos behind the Sand Dunes.
"The Diamond".<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
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Greg Sievers
Bozeman, MT
[Hide Comment] LUMPY RIDGE, Estes Park, CO
NPS officials at Rocky Mountain National Park have indicated they hope to open the new Twin Owls parking lot immediately following paving, they are shooting for Memorial Day 2007. Oct 24, 2006
Greg Sievers
Bozeman, MT
[Hide Comment] 7th Annual Lumpy Trails Day at Lumpy Ridge,
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado.
The Central Rockies Section of the AAC will be hosting a trail improvement day at Lumpy Ridge in Estes Park, Colorado. This project is in conjunction with the Access Fund ‘Adopt-A-Crag’ program. A full day is scheduled on Sunday, October 14th. Interested persons should register early by emailing event organizer Greg Sievers at gsievers57@cs.com, or calling 970-586-4075. Only those registered will receive a free lunch at the work site and T-shirt.
The group will meet at 7:30am at the Estes Park Town Hall parking lot on MacGregor Ave (downtown next to the police dept. and behind the library) where coffee and donuts will be provided. National park staff will supply tools and transportation to the trailhead. Volunteers should bring gloves, plenty of water, dress appropriately and are encouraged to stay for the full day (but part day help is very welcome). All volunteers in attendance at 4pm will be eligible for gifts and raffle items that are sure to please and thrill.
A good turnout will prove that ‘climbers’ are good stewards of the land and considerate users but also proactive about our interaction with one of this countries largest land management agencies. This year’s goals include work on the badly eroded “Batman Rock” approach trail. In 2005 this event won the Access Fund’s “Adopt-a-Crag of the year award”. Be part of this energetic proactive event and the beauty of splitter Lumpy granite. Sep 19, 2007
[Hide Comment] I am heading into the year anniversary of my husband of 18 years, and father of three beautiful children, who fell last year while climbing in Eldorado Canyon and passed away on July 19th. His name was Preston Brennan. Tomorrow will be my first trip up to the route from which he fell. I have not been able to find the strength to go up there, but look at the canyon from my home everyday with a heavy heart. My hope is that by going up there I will find some peace in the beauty of the canyon, say a prayer and leave a lot of love for all of you who love to climb as much as he did. Next week I will bring the kids who all want to do something, they do not know what to send their love to their dad who they miss everyday. I want to once again thank everyone who helped that day, and all who sent words of kindness to my family, Preston, and Preston's gf Allison, who was with him when he fell. Cheryl Brennan Jul 6, 2009
Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
[Hide Comment] With all of the devastation coming from the floods, it is remarkable that most of the Clear Creek drainage has escaped significant damage. From the Eisenhower tunnel to Denver, there appeared to be no significant damage, just high water. Things could have been much worse had Clear Creek flooded as well. Sep 23, 2013
[Hide Comment] Heading to Telluride this weekend! Looking forward to some bouldering...
are there problems anyone suggests? I need easy. Lol, V4 is the max I can even look at after being out of the climbing fun for two years:(

YAY ROCKS! Aug 17, 2015
Elijah Luna
Portland, OR
[Hide Comment] Can I get a few suggestions of places to visit in Colorado while climbing in Colorado. I'm talking hikes, hot springs, sites, swimming holes, etc. stuff to get a real experience out of Colorado. I've been doing a little research on Colorado for bouldering, and it is so overwhelming, because of how much there is. The same goes for national parks and forests and the unknown fun times awaiting me.

Hopefully getting some tips and suggestions will help me make good use of gas and time there rather than driving and driving and being disappointed. Thanks!

P.S. Oh and this time of year, where would be some key areas to boulder, where it isn't snow-covered, wet of freezing cold? May 7, 2016