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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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334 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',17],['3 Stars',107],['2 Stars',145],['1 Star',60],['Bomb',2]
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Classic Climbing Routes in Glenwood Springs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Glenwood Springs:
Traditional Values   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Puoux : Lower Wall
Jungle Book (aka Graduation Crack)   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   East Side : Gray Face area
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 HVS 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
Mudflap Girl   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 10 pitches, 700'   Glenwood Canyon : Grizzly Creek Wall (aka Mud...
Sucking Wind   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 100'   Fountain Buttress : North Face
The International   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 18 pitches, 2000'   Glenwood Canyon : International Buttress
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
Puppy Love   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   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
The Horse and Pony Show   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Glenwood Canyon : Grizzly Creek Wall (aka Mud...
Urban Cowboy   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Puoux : Main Wall
Metropolis   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   Fortress of Solitude : Metropolis Sector
The Birdman   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Puoux : Main Wall
Fault Line (aka Welcome To Planet Motherfucker)   5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch   Puoux : Fault Wall
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Featured Route For Glenwood Springs
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown Tower in Glenwood Canyon.

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

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

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