Guanella Pass Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Todd and Dustin FA.
Guanella Pass is host to a few good climbing crags and a large number of sub-alpine boulders, which is a principal reason for posting it here. Crags and boulders are scattered along the road south out of Georgetown. A large number of crags can be found on the Grant side of the pass, but from my own recon most of these are pretty friable and not too attractive as boulders. In the last several years many very good boulder problems have been established making GP a reasonable destination for a day trip out of Denver/Golden. The road out of Georgetown is largely easy for most passenger cars, although the pass itself can be a little rough and better done in 4 wheel (NB: many years ago we took a VW Beetle over the pass, so anything is possible). The pass is subject to closure, which is the present situation, but this does not preclude acccess to many of the boulders. While roped climbing may never be really extensive, it is still developing and some fine routes have already been established.
GP connects Georgetown and the little hamlet of Grant via FR381. Approach from the Grant side is via US 285, which will also provide ready access to several hiking trails into the Mt. Evans Wilderness.
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Weather station 0.8 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Guanella Pass
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Guanella Pass:
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By Fidi N.
From: Iowa City
Oct 23, 2016
FYI: Team Sikbird out of Movement Denver is bringing a gaggle of children to the area today. They are very good at sharing, but there will be a good amount of them.
By Charles Valsechi
From: Denver, CO
Aug 15, 2016
New illustrated map of Guanella Pass:
I created an illustrated map of the Guanella Pass bouldering area. It includes coordinates to the location, a rough map and grades. I am regularly updating it based on grade opinions and new additions, as well as correcting minor inconsistencies.