Route Guide    Partners    Forum    Photos    What's New    Journal        
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Difficult Campground

Select Area...
Difficult Wall aka Difficult Cliff 
Patrol Boulder 

Difficult Campground  Rock Climbing 


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 3,777
Administrators: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: scott e. tarrant on Apr 14, 2009
Forecast:
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!

Description 

This has the closest camping to Aspen.

It is North / Northeast-facing.

The area is generally uncrowded. It is a great mid-summer crag. If willing to suffer some post holing and a little wetness, one can access this crag in early spring as it is accessed below the Independence Pass closure gate. Chilly temps make sticky rubber!

There is bullet granite with a great mixture of routes.

Getting There 

From Difficult Campground day use parking (3.6 miles east of Aspen), take Difficult Creek Trail (TR 2196) over the bridge crossing the Roaring Fork River. Take the faint right fork in the trail after about 40 yards. The trail wanders west for a couple hundred yards where it crosses Difficult Creek (on a big fallen tree). Follow more obvious trail up to the base of the cliffs. The upper section of routes is accessed by some mad scrambling and fixed rope climbing.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.2 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Difficult Campground

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Difficult Campground :
Daredevil   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Difficult Wall aka Difficul...
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Difficult Campground

Featured Route For Difficult Campground
Rock Climbing Photo: Kiera pulling the crux roof.

No Tengo Miedo 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CO : Independence Pass : ... : Difficult Wall aka Difficul...
This is a fantastic route that goes through two roofs with a slab in between. It is spicy and thoughtful for the onsight....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Comments on Difficult Campground Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -