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Elevation: 8,334 ft 2,540 m
GPS: 40.80154, -105.59009
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Red Feather Lakes is a small town located Northwest of Fort Collins. The Red Feather Lakes region generally refers to everything North of the Poudre Canyon (CO Hwy 14) and everything south/southwest of the Cherokee Park Road.

The area is known for pristine lakes and granite domes stretching as far as the eye can see. Fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking are the most common forms of recreation.

Climbers have been exploring the Red Feather Lakes region since the mid-'70s. Bouldering and trad climbing are the most common styles, but crags like the Grazing Allotment, Dome with a View and Swallow Crags have a good collection of bolt-protected routes.

In November of 2022, Ben Scott/Fixed Pin released the first comprehensive guidebook to the area. You can purchase it online at www.fixedpin.com or Ascent Studio and Whetstone Climbing carry it in Fort Collins. The Tavern in RF also has copies for sale.

Getting There Suggest change

From Fort Collins, travel North on US Hwy 287 until you reach the town of Livermore. Turn West on the Red Feather Lakes Road (CR 74E). Continue on the Red Feather Lakes road for approximately 23.4 miles. Turn right on to Co Rd 67J, and continue for less than a mile to the town of Red Feather Lakes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Red Feather Lakes

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Casanova Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 10
Owl Pellet
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Joyride
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
High Steppin'
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Elephantiasis
Sport 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
The Zen Master’s Delight
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 9
Perfect Donkey
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Pythagorean Rhythm
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 14
Detox Dihedral
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
The Fledgling
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Bodacious
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Talon Scout
Trad 2 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 4
Steve the Duck
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Casanova Crack Creedmore Lakes Rd > Grazing Allotment Crag
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Owl Pellet Creedmore Lakes Rd > Grazing Allotment Crag
 10
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Joyride Creedmore Lakes Rd > Grazing Allotment Crag
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
High Steppin' Creedmore Lakes Rd > Grazing Allotment Crag
 11
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Elephantiasis Creedmore Lakes Rd > Grazing Allotment Crag
 5
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
The Zen Master’s Delight Boy Scout Rd Areas > Swallow Crags > Upper Swallow Crag
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Perfect Donkey Creedmore Lakes Rd > Grazing Allotment Crag
 9
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Pythagorean Rhythm Creedmore Lakes Rd > Grazing Allotment Crag
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Detox Dihedral Creedmore Lakes Rd > Grazing Allotment Crag
 14
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
The Fledgling Creedmore Lakes Rd > Grazing Allotment Crag
 9
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Bodacious Creedmore Lakes Rd > Grazing Allotment Crag
 7
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Talon Scout Creedmore Lakes Rd > Grazing Allotment Crag
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Steve the Duck Creedmore Lakes Rd > Grazing Allotment Crag
 4
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
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