Glenwood Springs Rock Climbing
Hanging Lake. Photo: Dave Fiorucci
Nestled in a beautiful mountainous valley, Glenwood Springs sits on the western slope of Colorado as a hub to Aspen (40 minutes south), Vail (45 minutes east) and Grand Junction (90 minutes west).
Glenwood Springs is home of the famous gunslinger Doc Holliday...
If you are staying overnight in Glenwood Springs check out the following recommendations: Silver Spruce Motel
located at 162 W 6th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO. Phone 970-945-5458.
It's an older place, but decent rooms with refrigerators and microwaves. Considerably less expensive than the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge.
Good deals can also be found from time to time staying at the Hotel Colorado.
It can be a fun place to stay with the SO.
Good local brews and pub food can be found at the Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co,
at 402 7th Street, Glenwood Springs. Just look behind the train station and you will see the Hotel Denver, that's where it is located. It has good pub food and locally-brewed beer.
Good Italian restaurants include Florindo's Italian Cuisine, on 721 Grand Ave, and the Italian Underground at 715 Grand Ave. Florindo's is more expensive (great food) than the Underground but nice for a special night out. They're almost right next door to each other, so if one is busy you can try the other.
Another good restaurant is Sapphire Grille, at 710 Grand Ave. It's upstairs, across the street from Italian Underground and Florindo's. So hopefully you get the message. Ditch the car and go and walk along Grand Ave and you'll find something worthwhile.
Climbing Gear: Glenwood has a really neat climbing/outdoor shop on Grand Ave. Summit Canyon Mountaineering
They also have a local beta page on their site with more recommendations of places to eat etc.
Weather station 2.2 miles from here
334 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Glenwood Springs
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Glenwood Springs:
Featured Route For Glenwood Springs
Saddle/West Face Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CO
: Glenwood Springs
: ... : Unknown Tower
This route basically follows the path of least resistance from the saddle between the tower and the canyon rim. Expect some fun jamming, big holds in horizontals, some precariously stacked blocks and if you can wrap your head around it, fun, moderate free climbing. Climb up the steep face above an obvious belay anchor with the steepest, hardest climbing in the first 20-30 feet. Be aware that there is a large, detached block about 8-10 feet above the belay. Think about how you grab this thing bef...[more] Browse More Classics in CO