REI Community
Crown Rock

Select Route:
East Face TR 

Crown Rock Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 40.00142, -105.29648 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 3,202
Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Craig Quincy on Nov 5, 2003


74° | 48°

60° | 41°

49° | 35°

51° | 34°

56° | 39°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: The East Face of Crown Rock. The parking area is ...

Seasonal Raptor Closures MORE INFO >>>


There is not much here for the *serious* boulderer, but there is plenty of fun for the rest of us. The east side contains a big Flatiron-esque slab that's a popular easy toprope. The west side has a traverse that's good for foot work training and some moderates that scale to the top. The top is obviously popular with the partying crowd as there are usually some empty beer bottles up there.

The easiest way to get to the top is probably from the west side which is important to know if you want to set up the top rope or party up there.

Getting There 

Just before reaching the main parking area, this rock looms on the left side of the road. It's just passed the bike rack if you're starting from the South side main parking area.

Climbing Season

For the Flagstaff area.

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Crown Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Crown Rock:
East Face   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Crown Rock

Featured Route For Crown Rock

East Face 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Colorado : Boulder : ... : Crown Rock
The east face of Crown Rock is a great novice area with any number of possible routes. The most common line is up the middle trough to a big ledge at 40 feet. Either continue left up a short corner or step right to a smooth slab crux and finish.Solid rock and a variety of holds make this an excellent introduction to climbing. Climb in the morning for sun or afternoon for shade....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Comments on Crown Rock Add Comment
Show which comments
By Kevin Coopman
Mar 23, 2004
This is a great place to start climbing. This was the rock my son starting climbing on when he was 4. It is easy to attach a top rope and start climbing (college students solo it all the time) .

It is like a mini Flatiron and is a good place for people to learn how to rappel. Best starter rock for little kids, they love it!

By Thegillest
From: Boulder, Colorado
Jul 31, 2012
The east face is a great after- bouldering "solo" to de-pump or just for fun! The best downclimb will be found on the west side of the rock through a crevice with solid holds. Also, a great beginner top rope with plenty of anchor possibilities.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About