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DescriptionThe Wet Mountains are the hidden gem of Southern Colorado climbing, boasting steep sport granite and multi-pitch trad climbing. During the winter months, ice climbing is also possible.
The most popular area is Tanner Dome in the Oak Creek area. Tanner Dome, not be confused with Tanner Rock (Raven Buttress) which is also in the Wet Mountains but at Hardscrabble Pass, contains an assortment of quality routes on South Platte like rock. Most routes are one to three pitch bolted sport routes, with only one few trad lines. During the winter the area can be sheltered from winds and pleasant to climb.
Getting ThereThe Wet Mountains lie south of Canon City and close to Florence. Please refer to the area descriptions on how to locate each climbing area as they are dispersed.
Map of general area around Florence.
Information about the Wet Mountains is currently on the light side, so if you are venturing down there, a handy resource would be the area's guidebook, The Ripper: Climbing in Colorado's Wet Mountains, available from Sharp End Publishing http://stores.sharpendbooks.com/climbing/?sort=featured&page=3 and climbing shops. Bob and Carrie Robertson's guide The Sunny Side of Voyageur found at www.climbingpamphlet.com is a good reference too.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Wet Mountains
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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