Elevation: 6,518 ft
GPS: 38.362, -105.733 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 3,101 total · 349/month
Shared By: Joey Chicharrones on Apr 27, 2019
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Access Issue: No Trespassing sign on abandoned railroad tracks Details

Description

Coaldale is also known as Cottonwood Rock. There are some decent routes amidst chossy granite here. It is definitely not a destination crag (if you're this far south, just go to Shelf Rd.!), but it may be worth exploring if you've done everything else in Arkansas Valley or want to combine cragging with a day of fishing.

Two subsections:
The wall is broken into two sections by an obvious rockslide over a shelf about 2/3s the way up the rock. I've described routes as being either part of the higher "Upper Wall" section or the bottom "Lower Wall" section.

Note: I think this is mostly used by a guiding service in Cotopaxi, CO. Most routes aren't officially named. If you're familiar with the area, please submit improvements!

Getting There

From Coaldale, cross the river that runs next to town, and drive to the end of the road (not long). Follow river downstream just under a mile walking on abandoned railroad tracks. This crag will be on your left.

17 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Coaldale Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

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