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Kid-friendly climbing near Telluride

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Gruff · · Littleton · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 15

I am heading to Telluride next week and would like to find a nice hike/easy top roping options for the family. (easy = 5.0 to 5.5).  When looking at the Telluride area few options come up on this site and cracked canyon is probably not the safest for the little ones.  Any locals willing to share recommendations?

Thanks for the help!


gspup · · Sweet Ridge, CO · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 5

If you're willing to drive to Ouray, the Rotary Wall has some really easy climbs. Since you can't hike to setup up the anchor, I just soloed the easy routes and setup a TR for my fiancé. 


Dan Cooksey · · Seattle, WA · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 365

Second for the rotary wall.  Great place for kids and fun challenging climbs for the adults.  There are some new 5.10+ multi-pitch sport climbs as well.  

Chris Dickson · · Telluride, Colorado · Joined May 2011 · Points: 253

This is probably too late at this point, but Society Turn (the sandstone wall just above the roundabout on Highway 145) has easy to setup topropes in the 5.0-5.5 range that stay in the sun for most of the day. (Although they do require soloing high 4th/low 5th to set up). 

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