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Jul 26, 2014
Hey Everyone,

I'm going to be in Colorado for a couple weeks in late August and was wondering how the weather usually is that time of year. I was looking to climb in Eldo, RMNP, Rifle, and maybe head up to Vedauwoo. Will it be too hot for any of these places? I've never climbed in Colorado during the summer so any information would be helpful if you don't mind sharing!

Thanks so much,
From South Lake Tahoe, CA
Joined Apr 8, 2012
145 points
Jul 26, 2014
Could be really hot, could be comfortable, you could get hit with afternoon T storms everyday, anything is possible really. But even if it is hot and/or stormy, climbing the in shade and getting off the rock by 3 or 4 usually works fine. David A
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 23, 2008
205 points
Jul 27, 2014
Eldo: start early and climb on West Redgarden, Peanuts, Bastille, or West Ridge/Rincon. You will be in the sun by noon-1 depending on where you climb. Generally climbing directly in the sun in August is un-fun. After 4-5pm you can climb on Bulge/Blackwalk wall, Wind Tower, Roof Routes. Watch for afternoon t-storms.

RMNP: prime season in the high peaks but watch for afternoon thunderstorms. Lumpy good in morning, but can get hot in direct sun, and t-storms can be an issue.

Vedauwoo: sun/shade available, and with early starts lots to climb.
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