Red Rocks Climbing
|GPS:||38.271, -108.722 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||chosspector on Oct 12, 2012|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis area offers some of the best quality face climbing in the West End on highly featured Navajo sandstone. Most of the routes are bolted, single pitch affairs between 80-100 feet. There are also some great cracks and a few multi-pitch routes. It climbs a lot like Wall Street, but the rock is way better and more featured. The wall is South-facing, so the season is Fall through Spring. It is a great winter crag.
Getting ThereThere are two approaches:
1) Turn right off Highway 90 0.2 miles west of mile marker 25. Follow the dirt road to a ravine crossing, then go up to a campground near some powerlines. A 4x4 is required. The trail heads up the creekbed to the left side of a tower, then directly up to the cliffband. 20 minutes.
2) Approach from EE22/Atomic Energy Crag. Follow powerlines south of the campground, when road ends, continue downhill to the cliffs. 25 minutes.
Full directions can be found in Fowler and Johnston's Wild Wild West.
Classic Climbing Routes at Red Rocks
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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