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Elevation: 5,759 ft 1,755 m
GPS: 39.5477, -107.32499
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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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There are a variety of climbing opportunities in this area. Please see the individual area pages for more info on getting there.

Resources

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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.

Bats - conservation

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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.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 76
Velcro Glove
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 92
Girls With Guns
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 119
Velociraptor
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 69
Fleece Pocket
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 29
Triceratops
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 25
Puppy Love
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 55
Gigantor
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 25
Aries
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 30
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 35
Daily Prophet
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 31
Limp Lizard
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 29
Black Ball Retriever
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 17
Bombay Sapphire
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 28
Best in Show
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 9
Metropolis
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Velcro Glove Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 76
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Girls With Guns Main Elk Creek > Pup Tent of Solitude
 92
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Velociraptor Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 119
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fleece Pocket Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 69
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Triceratops Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 29
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Puppy Love Main Elk Creek > Pup Tent of Solitude
 25
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Gigantor Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 55
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Aries Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 25
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 30
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Daily Prophet E Elk Creek > Hogwarts
 35
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Limp Lizard Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 31
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Black Ball Retriever Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 29
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Bombay Sapphire E Elk Creek > Distillery
 17
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Best in Show Main Elk Creek > Main Elk Crag
 28
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Metropolis Main Elk Creek > Fortress of Sol… > Metropolis Sector
 9
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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