Elevation: 7,800 ft
GPS: 38.044, -107.68 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Fleetwood Matt on Sep 13, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Family-style climbing at its finest! Roll on up to the City of Ouray's Rotary Park in your Chrysler woodie station wagon, flower-covered '67 VW Bus, or gas-guzzling-GMC-Yukon-with-a-soccer-mom-sticker-on-the-back SUV, and have a groovy time with all the kinfolk. Safe, easily accessed one-pitch climbs will have even Granny sending hard! Far enough off the road so the family dog won't get run over in traffic, but steps away from the public facilities should just such a need arise. So convenient that Uncle Fred can help belay from the backseat of the family car as he nurses his methadone hangover. Don't forget the picnic basket for those after-climbing BBQs (Even Little Johnny loves a Johnsonville Brat.)

  • Thanks to the City Parks Maintenance Crew for the groovy landscaping

Getting There

From the heart of Ouray, go north on US Hwy 550 toward Ridgway 1 mile. Look for the hockey rink on the right and turn into Rotary Park. Park by the public restrooms. Stroll 30 feet to the obvious cliff. Approach time: 10-12 seconds. Look for a handful of slabby short, moderate, well-protected sport/mixed lead climbs. Steep harder routes have been developed to the right around the corner. They stay dry-ish in a light rain. Good lap workouts for the power hour after work.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ouray Rotary Park-Rink Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Forever Feels Like Home
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 41
Dangling Participle
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 45
Pleasing the Masses
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Seduction of Gravity
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 18
Right Winged Red Neck
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 16
Thong Wedgie
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 16
Lap Route
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Sesame Street Extension
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 17
Jay's Route
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Industrial Measures
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 4
Circular Semantics (aka Justin's…
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Hazy Shade of Winter
Sport 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Forever Feels Like Home
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Dangling Participle
 41
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pleasing the Masses
 45
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Seduction of Gravity
 22
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Right Winged Red Neck
 18
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Thong Wedgie
 16
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Lap Route
 16
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Sesame Street Extension
 7
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Jay's Route
 17
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Industrial Measures
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Circular Semantics (aka Jus…
 4
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
Hazy Shade of Winter
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport 4 pitches
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