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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...

Getting There

There are a variety of climbing opportunities in this area. Please see the individual area pages for more info on getting there.

Resources

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.

Bats - conservation

See a bat on a route, give a shout. Climbers for Bat Conservation is working with climbers to understand bat ecology and why bats choose certain cracks and flakes. If you see bats, and want to tell them, here is their email (climbersforbats@colostate.edu) and their website (climbersforbats.colostate.edu/).

Climbers for Bat Conservation is a collaboration between climbers, bat biologists, and land managers to understand where bats roost and where large populations may reside. They are interested in finding bats because a new disease, called white-nose syndrome (whitenosesyndrome.org/), has killed millions of bats in North America. This collaboration has identified bat roosts throughout the U.S., and as far away as Norway and Bulgaria. CBC was developed by biologists who climb and they are advocates for climbing access and bat conservation. If you see bats while climbing, please let them know by emailing them at climbersforbats@colostate.edu, or visiting their website to learn more (climbersforbats.colostate.edu/).

Rob Schorr

Zoologist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program (sites.warnercnr.colostate.e…)

Director, Climbers for Bat Conservation

Robert.schorr@colostate.edu 

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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
 44
Jungle Book (aka Graduation Crack)
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 53
Traditional Values
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 51
Deputy Dawg
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 40
Pass the Ditchie
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 50
Moral Decay (aka NoName 4)
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 52
The Nickelpup
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 46
Subpar
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 52
Giblet Gravy
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 28
Velcro Glove
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 72
Girls With Guns
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 50
Subprime
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 81
Velociraptor
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 30
Fleece Pocket
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 45
Youth Warm-up
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 31
Gigantor
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jungle Book (aka Graduation… Glenwood Canyon > … > E Side > Gray Face area
 44
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Traditional Values Glenwood Canyon > Puoux > Lower Wall
 53
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Deputy Dawg Main Elk Creek > Pup Tent of Solitude
 51
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Pass the Ditchie Glenwood Canyon > Puoux > Lower Wall
 40
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Moral Decay (aka NoName 4) Glenwood Canyon > Puoux > Lower Wall
 50
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Nickelpup Main Elk Creek > Pup Tent of Solitude
 52
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Subpar Main Elk Creek > Pup Tent of Solitude
 46
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Giblet Gravy Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 52
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Velcro Glove Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 28
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Girls With Guns Main Elk Creek > Pup Tent of Solitude
 72
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Subprime Main Elk Creek > Pup Tent of Solitude
 50
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Velociraptor Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 81
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fleece Pocket Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 30
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Youth Warm-up Glenwood Canyon > Puoux > Main Wall
 45
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Gigantor Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 31
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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