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East Elk Creek 6 / 25 / 0 / 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 50
Glenwood Canyon 72 / 134 / 4 / 28 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 217
Main Elk Creek 7 / 109 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 111
South Canyon 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 5,762 ft
GPS: 39.548, -107.325 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: John McNamee on Mar 2, 2006
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

Nestled in a beautiful mountainous valley, Glenwood Springs sits on the western slope of Colorado as a hub to Aspen (40 minutes south), Vail (45 minutes east) and Grand Junction (90 minutes west).

Glenwood Springs is home of the famous gunslinger Doc Holliday...

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If you are staying overnight in Glenwood Springs check out the following recommendations:

Silver Spruce Motel located at 162 W 6th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO. Phone 970-945-5458.
It's an older place, but decent rooms with refrigerators and microwaves. Considerably less expensive than the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge.

Good deals can also be found from time to time staying at the Hotel Colorado. It can be a fun place to stay with the SO.

Good local brews and pub food can be found at the Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co, at 402 7th Street, Glenwood Springs. Just look behind the train station and you will see the Hotel Denver, that's where it is located. It has good pub food and locally-brewed beer.

Good Italian restaurants include Florindo's Italian Cuisine, on 721 Grand Ave, and the Italian Underground at 715 Grand Ave. Florindo's is more expensive (great food) than the Underground but nice for a special night out. They're almost right next door to each other, so if one is busy you can try the other.

Another good restaurant is Sapphire Grille, at 710 Grand Ave. It's upstairs, across the street from Italian Underground and Florindo's. So hopefully you get the message. Ditch the car and go and walk along Grand Ave and you'll find something worthwhile.

Climbing Gear: Glenwood has a really neat climbing/outdoor shop on Grand Ave. Summit Canyon Mountaineering They also have a local beta page on their site with more recommendations of places to eat etc.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Glenwood Springs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 40
Jungle Book (aka Graduation Crack)
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 45
Traditional Values
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 36
Pass the Ditchie
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 43
Moral Decay (aka NoName 4)
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 34
The Nickelpup
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 29
Giblet Gravy
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 50
Girls With Guns
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 34
Subprime
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 41
Velociraptor
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 38
Youth Warm-up
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
Triceratops
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 14
Gigantor
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 28
Urban Cowboy
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Metropolis
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 5
The Birdman
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jungle Book (aka Graduation… Glenwood Canyon > … > E Side > Gray Face area
 40
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Traditional Values Glenwood Canyon > Puoux > Lower Wall
 45
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Pass the Ditchie Glenwood Canyon > Puoux > Lower Wall
 36
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Moral Decay (aka NoName 4) Glenwood Canyon > Puoux > Lower Wall
 43
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Nickelpup Main Elk Creek > Pup Tent of Solitude
 34
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Giblet Gravy Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 29
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Girls With Guns Main Elk Creek > Pup Tent of Solitude
 50
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Subprime Main Elk Creek > Pup Tent of Solitude
 34
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Velociraptor Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 41
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Youth Warm-up Glenwood Canyon > Puoux > Main Wall
 38
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Triceratops Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 12
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Gigantor Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 14
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Urban Cowboy Glenwood Canyon > Puoux > Main Wall
 28
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Metropolis Main Elk Creek > Fortress of Sol… > Metropolis Sector
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Birdman Glenwood Canyon > Puoux > Main Wall
 5
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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