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Elevation: 4,859 ft 1,481 m
GPS: 39.0754, -108.6481
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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-
 7
Ephedra (Left)
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 6
Razor Rock
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 7
The Garden of Forking Paths
Boulder
V1 5
 13
Eye of Providence North
Boulder
V1 5
 5
Praying Mantel
Boulder
V1 5
 4
Ephedra (Center)
Boulder
V2- 5+
 4
Dead Point
Boulder
V2 5+
 5
Stairway
Boulder
V3 6A
 5
Butter Face
Boulder
V3 6A
 4
Iffy If
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Linguistics
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 15
V5-
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 4
Alcatraz
Boulder
V5 6C
 4
Mettle Tester
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 4
Unknown
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ephedra (Left) Riggs' Hill Cen… > Wandering Wall
 7
V0- 4- Boulder
Razor Rock Riggs' Hill East > Razor Rock
 6
V0+ 4+ Boulder
The Garden of Forking Paths Riggs' Hill Cen… > Wandering Wall
 7
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Eye of Providence North Riggs' Hill Cen… > Providence Boulder
 13
V1 5 Boulder
Praying Mantel Riggs' Hill East > Belly Flop Boulder
 5
V1 5 Boulder
Ephedra (Center) Riggs' Hill Cen… > Wandering Wall
 4
V1 5 Boulder
Dead Point Riggs' Hill Cen… > Mental Recovery Block
 4
V2- 5+ Boulder
Stairway Riggs' Hill East > Diamond Boulder
 5
V2 5+ Boulder
Butter Face Riggs' Hill East > Butter Block
 5
V3 6A Boulder
Iffy If Riggs' Hill East > Diamond Boulder
 4
V3 6A Boulder
Linguistics Riggs' Hill East > Diamond Boulder
 5
V4 6B Boulder
V5- Riggs' Hill East > Vintage Block
 15
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Alcatraz Riggs' Hill East > Prison Break Block
 4
V4-5 6B+ 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
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