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Horsetooth Rock - West Face 
Outer Space Wall 

Horsetooth Mountain Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,260'
Location: 40.5398, -105.1974 View Map  Incorrect?
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Horsetooth Rocks' West face.

West Mountain Approach is on private land MORE INFO >>>

Description 

This area is mostly trad, but bouldering does exist here. Bolting is looked down on by the park staff and is not allowed. It is shady in the morning and sunny in the afternoon depending on which side of the mountain you're on. The climbing on the east side of the mountain is of poor quality, and the west side is of great quality. There is lots of climbing for all levels, but it is not a good place for beginners.

A fee does exist to get into the park, unless you buy a yearly pass for $65.

This is the MAIN ATTRACTION for tourists, other than the breweries, so please be kind and respectful to the hikers.

Also be very careful when climbing the rock's west face as you may have spit, gatorade bottles, or beer cans raining down on your head. SO, WEAR A HELMET.

Getting There 

co.larimer.co.us/parks/horseto...

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.5 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Horsetooth Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Horsetooth Mountain:
Treasure Chimney   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 275'   Horsetooth Rock - West Face
Tourist Attraction    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Horsetooth Rock - West Face
The Wild Child   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   Horsetooth Rock - West Face
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Featured Route For Horsetooth Mountain
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Rock Climbing Photo: Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Rock Climbing Photo: Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Rock Climbing Photo: Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Rock Climbing Photo: Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Rock Climbing Photo: Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Rock Climbing Photo: Horsetooth:Pumping Sandstone.
Horsetooth:Pumping Sandstone.
Rock Climbing Photo: Horsetooth American Grit.
Horsetooth American Grit.
Rock Climbing Photo: Horsetooth: American Grit.
Horsetooth: American Grit.
Rock Climbing Photo: Horsetooth: American Grit.
Horsetooth: American Grit.

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By Mathias
From: Loveland, CO
Apr 13, 2017
I'm not sure if it's worthy of a 5th class rating, but there is a fun alternative to the regular hiking trail's end on the North summit. A chimney on the East face goes directly up the center "tooth", where no hikers will bother you - except maybe to ask how you got up there. There's a slightly overhanging section with great holds before entering a notch, at which point you choose a side and face climb to the top.

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