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DescriptionCascade Canyon is another nice piece of the Durango climbing scene. This scenic little canyon is host to a good selection of limestone sport routes. Most are in the 5.11 - 5.12 range. There is only a handful of easier routes (5.10 and under). Cascade is a great summer climbing spot, as it is at a higher elevation and receives a nice mix of sun and shade. Some of the routes can be wet and dirty at times. Most of the climbing is on the east side of the canyon. The walls as encountered are called...
Genesis Wall (Canyon Entrance)
Futurescape Wall (Roof Area)
Headbangers Wall (Free Tibet Sector)
Garden of Eden Wall (Pool Area)
Restaurant Row, which is the west side of the canyon, has a good selection of climbs as well.
Per Larry Morton: there were 4 original developers that started back in the early '90s, myself, Steve "Booner " Price, Jay Pezbolt, and Terry Parrish.
Getting ThereFrom Durango, drive north on US Hwy 550 towards Purgatory Ski Area. Continue north past the ski area for a few more miles to where the road makes a sharp U-turn to the right. Take a right on Old Lime Creek Road and park after a short distance at a small pullout on the right. Look for a climber's trail heading down into the canyon.
Per Luke Mehall: there is now a Tyrolean traverse so that the West Side can be easily accessed from the Main Side. This eliminates the need to trespass on the water treatment plant above the West Side. The Tyrolean can be accessed by hiking downstream from the waterfall for a couple hundred feet.
UPDATE - the Tyrolean that was installed to provide access to Restaurant Row (West Side) was stolen.
Classic Climbing Routes at Cascade Canyon
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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