Le Petit Verdon Rock Climbing
Apparently, there are trad and at least one sport climb here.
This subarea was created to better organize the rock in the Ouray area.
Walk up the Oak Creek/Twin Peaks 4WD road that starts at the west end of town. Walk up a couple switchbacks until you reach a sign for the Oak Creek/Twin Peaks trailhead. Continue walking south west on the 4WD road. Walk past the forest service chainlink gate for a 100 yards or so, and you'll reach a flat peaceful forested bench. Head south. After a few minutes, you'll be at the edge of the cliff with canyon creek below you. To get to the base of the cliff, you can down climb or make a short rappel from trees at the eastern end of the cliff. The route is on the eastern end of the cliff and climbs black and grey limestone. Like most of the area, there's potential for more routes depending on how much cleaning you want to do. This cliff faces south and is in the sun for most of the day.
Climbing Season For the Ouray vicinity (rock) area.
Weather station 0.2 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Le Petit Verdon
Soup and a Pan-wich 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Colorado
: Ouray vicinity (rock)
: Le Petit Verdon
Inspired by Ridgway's favorite 5-digit-calorie lunch, this sister route to Poop Sandwich starts ten feet to its' right and wanders up slabby weaknesses to the top of the cliff.NOTE: There are many loose rocks still on this cliff. Heads up when pulling ropes and when lowering or climbing off established lines. As this cliff is top-approached, please be cognizant of other climbers below....[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
By Jason Nelson
From: SLC, UT
May 22, 2007
This area is called le petit verdon.