Switchback Crags Rock Climbing
|GPS:||40.434, -105.46 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Adam Paashaus on Jul 24, 2010|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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The rock at the main crag is like NOTHING else in the Estes Valley. A glacially polished, near vertical, granite wall with some amazing slopey pockets worn into the polish and a few splitters of great quality make for short but exposed, aesthetic, and fun moderate climbing. This area is located on the way to Glen Haven from Estes Park at the bottom of the last switchback on the right (South) side of the road. There are numerous 1st ascents(?) waiting to be done. The short approach and afternoon sun makes this a great place to check out after work for those living in Estes or a nice, easy afternoon of fun climbing for those visiting.
Classic Climbing Routes at Switchback Crags
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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