The Aspen Glade Rock Climbing
Routes in The Aspen Glade
|All He's Ever Gonna Have S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|All He's Got S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Californios S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Little Buckaroo S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Lonely Are the Brave S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Mutt Ridin Monkey S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Night-Flying Woman S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Snowblind S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Spurs Equal Velocity S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|GPS:||42.593, -108.743 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Page Views:||4,191 total, 53/month|
|Shared By:||Monomaniac on Jun 25, 2011|
DescriptionThe 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 ThereIts 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Aspen Glade
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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