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Glenwood Canyon Ice Rock Climbing 


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Glenwood Falls as of the 24th of December, 2006.

Description 

Glenwood Canyon is an excellent place to ice climb. The routes, though few in number, make up for it by offering some of the best ice routes in Colorado. The ice-climbing season usually lasts all winter. However, the crux can be the approach, as a few of the climbs involve crossing the Colorado River. Be sure to catch dinner and a soak in the hot springs in Glenwood Springs after a day out on the ice. It is well worth the extra hour or two spent in town before heading back home. As you are cruising through Glenwood Canyon, be sure to check out Glenwood Falls. It is in you face, on the Northern side of the highway, at exit 125. You can just catch a glimpse of Hidden Falls as you pass exit 123. It is located high up on the hillside, on the south side of the highway. Hidden Falls is undoubtedly the area classic. Enjoy.

Getting There 

The directions are very easy. Drive west or east, whichever the case may be, on I-70, until you reach Glenwood Canyon. You can't miss it. The most well-known ice climbs are located at exits 125, 123, and the Grizzly Creek rest area.

Climbing Season

For the CO Ice & Mixed area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Glenwood Canyon Ice

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Glenwood Canyon Ice:
Hidden Falls   WI4-5     Ice, 3 pitches, 250'   
Glenwood Falls - Left / Right / Center   WI4-5     Ice, 4 pitches, 600'   
Unknown   WI4-5     Ice, 3 pitches, 300'   
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Featured Route For Glenwood Canyon Ice
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Glenwood Falls - Left / Right / Center WI4-5  Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : Glenwood Canyon Ice
Glenwood Falls rears 600’ up the hillside just to the north of exit 105 in Glenwood Canyon on I-70. Traveling westbound on the interstate, you only get just a glimpse of it as you come out of the tunnel. No worries though, ‘cuz you have to go down to exit 128 to turn around anyway. Traveling eastbound on the interstate, one would take exit 105 in order to get to the parking area for the climb. The climb is big, and it is right beside the highway. So, it makes for being one of my favorites in C...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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