Elevation: 4,859 ft
GPS: 39.0754, -108.6481
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Shared By: Alex Garhart on Sep 14, 2008
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Riggs' Hill is reported to be the site of the first official dinosour excavation in western Colorado. It's named for paleontologist Elmer S. Riggs. The hill is littered with hundreds of sandstone boulders.

Getting There

Drive west on I-70B and exit onto Redlands Parkway. Continue on Redlands Parkway towards the Colorado National Monument until it becomes South Broadway. Continue on for about 1 more mile and Riggs' Hill is on the right.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Riggs' Hill

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0- 4-
 3
The Lottery in Babylon
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 5
The Garden of Forking Paths
Boulder
V1 5
 5
Praying Mantel
Boulder
V1 5
 3
Ephedra (Center)
Boulder
V1 5
 3
The Secret Miracle
Boulder
V2+ 5+ R
 3
Ill at Ease
Boulder
V3 6A
 5
Butter Face
Boulder
V3 6A
 3
Pull Around This
Boulder
V5- 6C
 15
V5-
Boulder
V5- 6C
 3
Dibs and Dabs
Boulder
V5 6C
 3
Funky Traverse
Boulder
V5 6C
 4
Mettle Tester
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 4
Unknown
Boulder
V6 7A
 3
An Indifference to Ascension
Boulder
V8 7B
 3
Peregrinus
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Lottery in Babylon Riggs' Hill Cen… > Wandering Wall
 3
V0- 4- Boulder
The Garden of Forking Paths Riggs' Hill Cen… > Wandering Wall
 5
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Praying Mantel Riggs' Hill East > Belly Flop Boulder
 5
V1 5 Boulder
Ephedra (Center) Riggs' Hill Cen… > Wandering Wall
 3
V1 5 Boulder
The Secret Miracle Riggs' Hill Cen… > Wandering Wall
 3
V1 5 Boulder
Ill at Ease Riggs' Hill East > Diamond Boulder
 3
V2+ 5+ R Boulder
Butter Face Riggs' Hill East > Butter Block
 5
V3 6A Boulder
Pull Around This Riggs' Hill East > Diamond Boulder
 3
V3 6A Boulder
V5- Riggs' Hill East > Vintage Block
 15
V5- 6C Boulder
Dibs and Dabs Riggs' Hill West > Shotgun Boulder
 3
V5- 6C Boulder
Funky Traverse Riggs' Hill East > Diamond Boulder
 3
V5 6C Boulder
Mettle Tester Escondido Circle > Tit for Tat Boulder
 4
V5 6C Boulder
Unknown Escondido Circle > Tit for Tat Boulder
 4
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
An Indifference to Ascension Riggs' Hill East > Diamond Boulder
 3
V6 7A Boulder
Peregrinus Riggs' Hill Cen… > Geiser Boulder
 3
V8 7B Boulder
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