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Areas in Denver South

Castle Rock 2 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Castlewood Canyon SP 83 / 126 / 161 / 106 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 1 / 413
Castlewood Ranch Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Centennial Central Park 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Deer Creek Canyon Cave 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Glendale Open Space 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Monument Rock 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 2
Park Meadows Mall 1 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
REI Denver Flagship Store Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Waterton Canyon 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Westlands Park/God's Hands 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Elevation: 6,163 ft
GPS: 39.375, -104.864 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 243,425 total, 1,697/month
Shared By: Tom Hanson on Mar 4, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

Denver South refers to climbing south of the big smoke with the town of Castle Rock at its center. Castle Rock is a town of about 40,000 people, and it's approximately halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs. For many people Castle Rock is an Outlet shopping center, but for climbers and boulderer's, it is the town closes to Castlewood Canyon and Castlewood Ranch boulders.

At 6128 feet, Castle Rock area can be cold in winter and warm during the summer. However, it is rare day when it is too cold to climb Castlewood Canyon as many of the rocks and boulders are in small gorges and forge sun traps, so as long as it is south-facing, it can be toasty on the coolest of winter days.

Getting There

The epicenter of Denver South is Castle Rock which straddles I-25 approximately halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs on I-25. If you miss it, you're off to a bad start!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Denver South

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1+ 5
Rocket Ship
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
Fountain Lip Traverse
Boulder
V4 6B
Nine Lives Arete
Boulder
V6 7A
Cave Direct
Boulder
V7 7A+
Punani
Boulder
V12+ 8A+ X
Little Devil
TR, Boulder
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hot Fudge
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rat's Nest
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Licorice Stick
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Beta Slave
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Bozo No No
Sport, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Subterfuge
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Song of the Wood
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Rim Job
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
The Black Streak
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rocket Ship Castlewood Canyon SP > … > Fountainbleau area > Fountain Lip Boulder V1+ 5 Boulder
Fountain Lip Traverse Castlewood Canyon SP > … > Fountainbleau area > Fountain Lip Boulder V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Nine Lives Arete Castlewood Canyon SP > … > Central City area > Nine Lives Boulder V4 6B Boulder
Cave Direct Castlewood Canyon SP > … > Fountainbleau area > Fountain Lip Boulder V6 7A Boulder
Punani Castlewood Canyon SP > … > Punani Area/N Canyon > Punani Boulder V7 7A+ Boulder
Little Devil Castlewood Canyon SP > Bouldering problems > Miscellaneous Castlewood Boulder… V12+ 8A+ X TR, Boulder
Hot Fudge Castlewood Canyon SP > Grocery Store Walls 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Rat's Nest Castlewood Canyon SP > Grocery Store Walls 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Licorice Stick Castlewood Canyon SP > Grocery Store Walls 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Beta Slave Castlewood Canyon SP > C-Section 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Bozo No No Castlewood Canyon SP > Grocery Store Walls 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Subterfuge Castlewood Canyon SP > Sea World a.k.a. Hanson's Wall 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Song of the Wood Castlewood Canyon SP > Wendell Spire 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Rim Job Castlewood Canyon SP > Falls Wall 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
The Black Streak Castlewood Canyon SP > Wendell Spire 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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Castle Rock
chris deulen   Castle Rock
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