Elevation: 5,533 ft
GPS: 40.568, -105.157 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Nov 29, 1999
Admins: James Schroeder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Filled with classic boulder problems from easy to hard, steeped in climbing history, step up to the plate and taste what Rotary has to offer! What a better place to finish a day than with a main course of bouldering followed by dessert, a flaming sunset of green and granite hills and fiery clouds reflected in the reservoir - whoops that is about half full now due to construction. Rotary has inspired climbers ever since John Gill first laid eyes upon them. Many a climber and boulderer has cut their bouldering teeth here. Come try the classic power problems, technical traverses or a few superb topropes. This is no wilderness experience despite the view. You share this ridgetop with giggling high school kids, CSU college kids showing sights to parents and the Fort Collins locals out for an evening session. The amazing energy and community here comes out fullest in the relaxed atmosphere of the Horsetooth Hang hosted nearly every October. An all-year area, just watch for t! he normal Colorado weather extremes in temperature, shade or sun can be chased on many of the boulders, the ridge (toproping and bouldering) faces west. Don't miss the Ship's Prow (V0), Meditation Traverse (V4), Left (V5) and Right (V3/V3+) Eliminators, Mental Standard (V3), Pinch Overhang (V5/7), Punk Rock Traverse (V5), Talent Scout (V6), Cheat (V9?) and Meat Hook (V10?), Moon Arete (V9), Reach Overhang (V6), Cat's Eye (V2), Bolt Wall (5.10- to 5.10+), Layback Crack (5.8+) and the many many classic lines here. Hands sweating yet? So ... git up and climb!

Getting There

(1) From Horsetooth Ave in Fort Collins head up CR38, right on CR 23 across Spring Canyon Dam past the Torture Chamber on the right and Duncan's Ridge on the left. Pass Piano Boulder on the right and continue to stop sign, turn left on what is still CR 23 - OR - (2) drive west on Mulberry-furthest North, Elizabeth or Prospect and go left (South) on Overland trail, or even west on Drake and right (North) before turning west by the drive in and football stadium onto CR 42 and head up the steep hill by the Dixon Canyon Dam. Go straight through the junction with no stop at CR 23. Now cross the Dam and after the next hill look for the two one-way park lots on the left.

118 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rotary Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0- 4-
 117
Curving Crack
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 88
Ship's Prow
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 121
Penny Lunge
Boulder
V1- 5- X
 69
Bolt Wall
TR, Boulder
V1 5
 88
Corner Lunge
Boulder
V2 5+
 113
My Two Cents (aka Penny Standard)
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 118
Beached Whale
Boulder
V3 6A
 105
Finger Ripper
Boulder
V3 6A R
 57
Cat's Eye Face
TR, Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 90
Penny Pincher
Boulder
V4- 6B
 104
Right Eliminator
Boulder
V4 6B
 70
Right Eliminator Prow
Boulder
V4 6B
 54
Mental Standard
Boulder
V5 6C
 63
Punk Rock Traverse
Boulder
V5 6C
 48
Pinch Overhang
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Curving Crack Central Ridgeline, in…
 117
V0- 4- Boulder
Ship's Prow Central Ridgeline, in…
 88
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Penny Lunge Pitch Penny Boulder
 121
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Bolt Wall S Ridgeline, includin…
 69
V1- 5- X TR, Boulder
Corner Lunge Eliminator Boulder
 88
V1 5 Boulder
My Two Cents (aka Penny Sta… Pitch Penny Boulder
 113
V2 5+ Boulder
Beached Whale Eliminator Boulder
 118
V2+ 5+ Boulder
Finger Ripper Central Ridgeline, in…
 105
V3 6A Boulder
Cat's Eye Face S Ridgeline, includin…
 57
V3 6A R TR, Boulder
Penny Pincher Pitch Penny Boulder
 90
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Right Eliminator Eliminator Boulder
 104
V4- 6B Boulder
Right Eliminator Prow Eliminator Boulder
 70
V4 6B Boulder
Mental Standard Mental Block
 54
V4 6B Boulder
Punk Rock Traverse Punk Rock
 63
V5 6C Boulder
Pinch Overhang Mental Block
 48
V5 6C Boulder
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