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Glenwood Springs Rock Climbing 


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Hanging Lake. Photo: Dave Fiorucci

Description 

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...

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Resources 

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.

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Weather station 2.2 miles from here

340 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',18],['3 Stars',110],['2 Stars',147],['1 Star',60],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',11],['5.8',19],['5.9',36],['5.10',79],['5.11',79],['5.12',49],['5.13',14],['>=5.14',2],['',0],['<=V1',14],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',12],['V6-7',6],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Glenwood Springs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Glenwood Springs:
Jungle Book (aka Graduation Crack)   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   East Side : Gray Face area
Traditional Values   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Puoux : Lower Wall
Deputy Dawg   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 25'   Main Elk Creek : Pup Tent of Solitude
Poison Ivy? (Garden Salad)   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   No Name Canyon : Poison Ivy Wall
Unnamed aka The Ironing Board   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   East Side : Gray Face area
Pass the Ditchie   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Puoux : Lower Wall
Moral Decay (aka NoName 4)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Puoux : Lower Wall
The Nickelpup   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Main Elk Creek : Pup Tent of Solitude
Giblet Gravy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Main Elk Creek : Main Elk Crag
Pre Op   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Surgery Buttress : Main Wall
Lightning Bolt Crack aka The Sickle   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   No Name Canyon : Poison Ivy Wall
The Pink Face   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   East Side : Pink Face area
Girls With Guns   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Main Elk Creek : Pup Tent of Solitude
Velociraptor   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Main Elk Creek : Main Elk Crag
Subprime   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Main Elk Creek : Pup Tent of Solitude
Stay True (aka NoName 3)   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Puoux : Lower Wall
Hanu   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Main Elk Creek : Pup Tent of Solitude
Youth Warm-up   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Puoux : Main Wall
Kor's Corner   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Puoux : Main Wall
Urban Cowboy   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Puoux : Main Wall
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Featured Route For Glenwood Springs
Rock Climbing Photo: Defcon 1.

DEFCON 1 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a  Colorado : Glenwood Springs : ... : Grizzly Creek Wall (aka Mud...
DEFCON 1 is an excellent addition to the Grizzly Wall. Its name stems from the incoming missiles that were raining down on us while putting up the route. The wind was whipping through the canyon and apparently blowing golf ball sized rocks off the rim. These proceeded to whiz by our heads at an alarming rate of velocity, hence we were at DEFCON 1 for most of the day.Pitch 1 (.10a/b, 80 feet, 5 bolts and yellow Alien) - climb past 3 visible bolts, move right at the 3rd bolt on a nice rail, the...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Hanging Lake in Glenwood.  Despite the tourists, t...
Hanging Lake in Glenwood. Despite the tourists, t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jim Erickson bouldering in Glenwood Canyon, photo:...
Jim Erickson bouldering in Glenwood Canyon, photo:...
Rock Climbing Photo: Hanging Lake.
Hanging Lake.
Rock Climbing Photo: Some unexplored rock walls exist along the trail t...
Some unexplored rock walls exist along the trail t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Penstemon. Photo by Blitzo.
Penstemon. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Glenwood Canyon. Photo by Blitzo.
Glenwood Canyon. Photo by Blitzo.

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