The Neighborhood Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThe Neighborhood is a perfect after-work crag for those looking for a quick pump and easy access to some enjoyable climbing. Developed by Jeff Achey between 2004 and 2006, the Neighborhood features over 20 routes of various quality. The rock is a highly featured limestone, reminiscent of the Puoux or its big brother, Rifle (pre-polished). With grades between 5.9 and 5.12, there's something here for most everyone to keep them amused and entertained. The vast majority of routes are safely and well-bolted, but expect to find a few routes of a more "adventurous" nature.
If you're looking for peace and solitude, you'll be disappointed by the sound of the interstate below and the occasional rumble of a passing train. If you live in Glenwood Springs or are visiting and want a place to get some quick routes in, you may be pleased with your experience. The crag is a short bike ride from downtown and a few minutes from the car. Afterwards, it's easy to find yourself at the Glenwood Canyon Brewpub a few blocks away.
Situated on the south side of Glenwood Canyon, this little crag faces north and northwest and is great in spring, fall and summer mornings when it's shaded. In the winter, expect to find a lot of snow and little sun. In the summer, the sun hits this crag well into the evening, excluding it from enjoyable cragging after work although in the mornings the crag is shaded and enjoyable. Spring and fall offer the best temperatures and depending on the position of the evening sun can be perfect for post-work sessions.
It is illegal to be on the railroad tracks. Hot springs goers do it all the time so it shouldn't be an issue but keep a low profile and stay off the tracks. As Jeff notes in the guidebook, it's probably best to hike along the river instead of along the tracks.
Getting TherePark at the east end of 7th street where the street dead ends and an old road heads down to the railroad tracks. Park on the side of the street next to the river. For those not familiar with Glenwood, 7th street parallels the Colorado River on the south side of the river, passing in front of notable landmarks such as the Brewpub and Hotel Denver.
Hiking along the railroad tracks is technically illegal. Hence, it is best to walk along the river. Walk for a few minutes until the crag comes into view and a small climbers trail is encountered leading up to the climbs.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Neighborhood
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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