La Garita Creek Wall Rock Climbing
This is a South-facing rhyolyte wall above the creek. Route numbering follows Bob D'Antonio's guide by starting on the right with the first route encountered on the cliff: Life With Mike (#1).
See the area description.
From the Denver Metro area, you can go US 285 West all the way into the valley. You can also take I-70 to CO 91 through Breckinridge to US 24 South to US 285.
From Grand Junction, you can take US 50 East to US 285 near Poncha Springs, then go south on US 285.
From Durango, you can take US 160 East to US 285 North.
Head for Penitente Canyon via US 285 and the G-road into La Garita. Drive South 1.5 miles from the Penitente Canyon turn off on the unpaved road 38 to a pull-out parking space on the right side of the road. If you come to the road for the La Garita B&B, you have gone a tad too far. Take the trail West out of the parking area to the obvious cliff band that sits just above La Garita Creek.
Climbing Season For the San Luis Valley area.
Weather station 1.5 miles from here
1 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For La Garita Creek Wall
Pocket Plethora 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Colorado
: San Luis Valley
: ... : La Garita Creek Wall
Climb a beautifully featured wall to the right of the fence. Pockets and edges abound, but this steep wall just continues to amp up the pump. Crimpy and sustained as it is, Pocket Plethora is one the easiest routes on this wall. Most of the climbing runs 12a to 12d, so Pocket may be the only good warm up. For the isolation, ease of approach, and number of difficult routes, it is hard to beat a day at La Garita. ...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
By William Mondragon
May 16, 2012
Don't come here! Gear has been chopped, and if it hasn't, it's super sketchy stuff. It's just a loss, maybe one day the climbers can have it back.