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Introduction

Situated between Glenwood Springs and Aspen, Carbondale lies in the shadow of 12,953-foot Mount Sopris, and is a small but growing town of about 6000 people. Cardondale is quickly becoming one of the most sought out places to live in Colorado if not the USA according the magazines such as Outside and Adventure. It is also the home of the two largest climbing magazines, Climbing and Rock and Ice so you would expect some good climbing close by!

Outdoor activities aren't limited to climbing, with great biking, kayaking and fly-fishing in the summer and excellent cross-country and backcountry skiing as well. It is also the home of Lou Dawson. one of the country's true backcountry ski pioneer's and member of the Colorado Ski and Board Hall of fame. Also, not to forget is that Aspen is 20 minutes up the road.

Getting There

Carbondale is located 170 miles west of Denver and 30 miles north of Aspen in the heart of Colorado's central Rocky Mountains. It is accessible from Interstate-70 through Glenwood Springs, which is 12 miles north of Carbondale.

Carbondale offers convenient access to three commercial airports: Aspen, Eagle and Grand Junction. It is approximately a three hour drive to Denver International Airport.

There is daily bus service to and from Glenwood Springs, Basalt, and Aspen. Greyhound buses and Amtrack passenger trains arrive daily in Glenwood Springs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Carbondale Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V5-6 6C+
 8
Corkscrew
Boulder
V6 7A
 9
Slopenstein
Boulder
V7-8 7B
 11
Frankenstein
Boulder
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 39
Been Caught Stealin'
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
Jenga Buttress Crack aka 10a Crack
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Nose Job
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 34
Party At Your Mama's House
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 13
Back From The Dead
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Deep Eddy
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 3
Throwing For Jesus
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 7
Pocket Puzzle
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
Lone Wolf
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
The Technician
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 10
The Anvil
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 7
Red Faction
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Corkscrew Redstone Area > River Boulders > Corkscrew Boulder
 8
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Slopenstein Redstone Area > Redstone Boulders > Stein Boulder
 9
V6 7A Boulder
Frankenstein Redstone Area > Redstone Boulders > Stein Boulder
 11
V7-8 7B Boulder
Been Caught Stealin' Narrows > Schoolyard
 39
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Jenga Buttress Crack aka 1… Narrows > Narrows Proper
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Nose Job Frying Pan > Skillet
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Party At Your Mama's House Narrows > Front Porch
 34
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Back From The Dead Narrows > Front Porch
 13
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Deep Eddy Narrows > Narrows Proper
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Throwing For Jesus Frying Pan > Skillet
 3
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Pocket Puzzle Redstone Area > Redstein > 2nd Band
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Lone Wolf Lizard Lake > Lizard Lake Wall
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Technician Frying Pan > Skillet
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Anvil Redstone Area > Redstein > 2nd Band
 10
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Red Faction Narrows > Narrows Proper
 7
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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