Estes Park Guide Book


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Andy Matthews · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0

I'm from the Midwest and am planning a trip out to the Estes park area in August. My crew is looking to do mostly sport routes, what guide book would you suggest for sport in that area? Thanks for the suggestions!

Ryan Nevius · · Estes Park, Colorado · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 904

Bernard Gillett's Rocky Mountain National Park: Estes Park Valley: The Climber's Guide

...although Mountain Project also has a lot of bolted routes that don't appear in the guidebook.

Dharma Bum · · Glen Haven, Co · Joined Jul 2008 · Points: 585

We are not exactly a sport climbing mecca. Just use the MP route guide feature. Most of the sport climbs are concentrated in the Jurassic Park area. There is also good sport climbing on Storm Mountain (Monastery, Combat Rock) although not that close to EP.

Jeff Scheuerell · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 1,555

I have had these lying around for a while. Now that I am in Cali I don't use them. Would do all 3 for $25 plus shipping

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Anthony · · Northern CO · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 0

Look into wizard's gate and Mary's bust. Tho in August Mary's bust will be rather warm.

Andy Matthews · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0

Okay thanks a lot I really appreciate it!

Zach M · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 0

What grades are you looking for? Some of the books don't include many sport routes, and some of the good sport spots are only good for certain grade ranges. Mountain Project is honestly your best bet for Estes.

Andy Matthews · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0

Between everyone in the group prolly 5.8-5.11ish... would like to find some multi pitch routes. Seems like from what everyone said this app is where it's at as far as route info. If there are other places relatively close (2hrs) that are better "sport areas" you can camp we wouldn't be opposed to swinging that way. We are headed to the Tetons and had planned on hiking longs peak and spending a few days in that area climbing... that's where theEstes park idea came from... thank you everyone for all your advice! It's greatly appreciated

jleining · · CO · Joined Apr 2007 · Points: 33
Jeff Scheuerell wrote:I have had these lying around for a while. Now that I am in Cali I don't use them. Would do all 3 for $25 plus shipping
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