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The Wet Mountains

Access Issue: Titanic reopens! South Hardscrabble Creek remains closed. Details


The 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 There

The 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… and climbing shops. Bob and Carrie Robertson's guide The Sunny Side of Voyageur found is a good reference too.

Gear Shops

Great Divide, 400 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo.
The Edge, 107 N. Union Ave, Pueblo.

Red Canyon Cycles, 410 Main St, CaƱon City.

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Climbing along Oak Creek Grade Road.
[Hide Photo] Climbing along Oak Creek Grade Road.
It was a gorgeous day at Oak Creek Canyon! 03/13/16.
[Hide Photo] It was a gorgeous day at Oak Creek Canyon! 03/13/16.