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North Horsetooth Ridge Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,560'
Location: 40.6084, -105.1704 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: David Strathman on Jun 13, 2011
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Photo from intersection of CR 23 and 25 (Lodgepole...


This is a rather undeveloped climbing area. There are no bolts and access is often discouraged by park staff, so climb at your own discretion.

A handful of good climbs exist on the main face as well as a 5.11 crack named Rock Drop on the south-facing face.

Getting There 

Take the main reservoir road (N Co Rd 23) down the hill past the farthest north dam. Park in the small parking lot on the east side of the road a little ways past the bottom of the hill.

Take the well marked trail west from the parking lot and head north toward the obvious cliff when given the opportunity at the intersection of two trails.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: The route begins where the seam splits the otherwi...

Lean & Mean 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Colorado : Fort Collins : ... : North Horsetooth Ridge
This route climbs a slab line up the main face. It begins on a left-facing vertical rail and transitions to a right-facing vertical rail before making a move to a ledge. From there, climb through two juggy roofs to the top of the cliff. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the prow on the west face.
Looking up the prow on the west face.

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By nruea
From: . . . CO
Nov 26, 2016
Park at the Reservoir Ridge parking area (north of the north dam), and take the Reservoir Ridge trail to just above this rock. . . you can take the trail down to the top or walk around/rap for leading.

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