Description

The Aspen Glade is the left half of the Gun Street escarpment. The cliff is characterized by long, clean dolomite, generally slightly less than vertical, similar to the stone found at Cowboy Poetry. Like Cowboy Poetry, the cliff is very exposed, with few trees at the base, and faces more or less south. Early risers can catch a bit of shade before 10am (at the height of summer) and the cliff gets shade at dusk. There is a 5.11 on the back side of a leaning block that stays shady nearly all day (and overhangs significantly).

There is a great deal of potential for new lines on this cliff, including what would likely be some excellent, long moderates right of Spurs Equal Velocity. Solitude is virtually guaranteed, and as usual the views are outstanding.

Getting There

Its possible to approach from the main parking area by continuing west past Rising From the Plains & The Erratic to the next cliffline.

However, the quickest approach is to continue west down Limestone Road another 3 miles or so to the first pullout on the left after the road enters the trees. Walk 50 feet back east on Limestone Road and pick up a very well-defined trail on the North side of the road. follow this trail up the steep hillside to the high ridge above Wild Iris. Continue East, then Northeast, then North along this trail to the "4-way Intersection" near the Erratic. Take a left, dropping down into a valley, before climbing back up a slight incline to reach the Gun Street Wall. Head left below the wall to reach the Aspen Glade Wall.

12 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: The Aspen Glade Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at The Aspen Glade

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 73
All He's Ever Gonna Have
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Trixie
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 22
All He's Got
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 25
Spurs Equal Velocity
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Snowblind
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
All He's Ever Gonna Have
 73
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Trixie
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
All He's Got
 22
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Spurs Equal Velocity
 25
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Snowblind
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
More Classic Climbs in The Aspen Glade »

Sun & Shade

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

0 Comments