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Ouray Rotary Park-Rink Wall

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Car Jacking S 
Circular Semantics (aka Justin's Route) S 
Dangling Participle S 
Dipthing S 
Dipthong S 
Highway 550 Revisited S 
Industrial Measures S 
Jay's Route S 
Lap Route S 
Left Handed Blunt S 
Pleasing the Masses S 
Right Winged Red Neck S 
San Juan Snake S,TR 
Seduction of Gravity S 
Sesame Street S 
Sesame Street Extension S 
Tepid Hummus S 
Thong Wedgie S 

Ouray Rotary Park-Rink Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,800'
Location: 38.0436, -107.6802 View Map  Incorrect?
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Family-style climbing at its finest! Roll on up to the City of Ouray's Rotary Park in your Chrysler woodie station wagon, flower-covered '67 VW Bus, or gas-guzzling-GMC-Yukon-with-a-soccer-mom-sticker-on-the-back SUV, and have a groovy time with all the kinfolk. Safe, easily accessed one-pitch climbs will have even Granny sending hard! Far enough off the road so the family dog won't get run over in traffic, but steps away from the public facilities should just such a need arise. So convenient that Uncle Fred can help belay from the backseat of the family car as he nurses his methadone hangover. Don't forget the picnic basket for those after-climbing BBQs (Even Little Johnny loves a Johnsonville Brat.)

  • Thanks to the City Parks Maintenance Crew for the groovy landscaping

Getting There 

From the heart of Ouray, go north on US Hwy 550 toward Ridgway 1 mile. Look for the hockey rink on the right and turn into Rotary Park. Park by the public restrooms. Stroll 30 feet to the obvious cliff. Approach time: 10-12 seconds. Look for a handful of slabby short, moderate, well-protected sport/mixed lead climbs. Steep harder routes have been developed to the right around the corner. They stay dry-ish in a light rain. Good lap workouts for the power hour after work.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ouray Rotary Park-Rink Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ouray Rotary Park-Rink Wall:
Dangling Participle   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Pleasing the Masses   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Seduction of Gravity   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Right Winged Red Neck   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Circular Semantics (aka Justin's Route)   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Max McMahill on Seasame Street.
Max McMahill on Seasame Street.
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By Jason Nelson
From: SLC, UT
Dec 6, 2008
About 7 routes have now been developed on the right (steeper) side of the wall. The routes are approximatley 40 ft. tall, 4-5 bolts + anchors, and are in the 5.10 - 5.11 range. Sun hits the wall mid-day, 11-2 in the winter, and longer in the summer (although the leaves on the tress provide for additional shade in the summer). It's a good fun place to do laps, train, and be social.
By Alex Garhart
Jun 21, 2009
We climbed 4 of the routes on the right side and they were quite good. It would be nice to have some more info on these lines. Also what's the story with the burly line above and left of Sesame Street?
By Jason Nelson
From: SLC, UT
Aug 27, 2009
The line up and left of Sesame Street is 12a. The extension of Sesame Street up the slab is 10d (maybe sandbag). There's also two new routes on the lower angle side: 5.5 and 5.7 - summer '09. There is also a another route on the right(steep) side (far right) that is longer than the other routes and checks in at about 11d.
By Robert Curry
From: Evans, Co
Aug 30, 2009
I was vacationing on around Ouray and had no rope but a crash pad. Fun traverse and the chips on the ground made me feel a little safer when i ventured up a little to high. All in all I would climb here again. Thank you who ever developed.
By Roy Leggett
Apr 16, 2010
12a......Oi! You Ouray folk are strong! And just when I thought I was becoming a decent rock climber, you go and humble me up. Thanks I guess. It is truly a great route. Some of the most fun 30 feet of climbing I have ever done.
By Jason Nelson
From: SLC, UT
May 7, 2010
Roy, I was later informed that the 12a grade might be a little sandbag. Routes on the right side currently go something like (L to R): 11, 10b, 10d, 11a (shares anchors with previous), 10c, 11a (shares anchors with previous), 10c (begins above a spring), 11d (leans right), 12a (shares anchors with previous, upper portion is in the 12 range, goes for about 70m, and hasn't been 100% cleaned as of 5/10). Take the grades with a grain of salt or sand :).
By Justin Putnam
Sep 23, 2010
Thanks, Roy.
By Jeremy Werlin
Mar 15, 2012
Fun climbing, great family/beginner crag. Thanks to the developers.
By DavidCollins
From: Grand Junction, CO
Jun 10, 2013
What's the new line that continues above Left Handed Blunt?

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