Denver South refers to climbing south of the big smoke, with the town of Castle Rock at its center. Castle Rock is a town of about 40,000 people and its approximately half way between Denver and Colorado Springs. For many people Castle Rock is an Outlet shopping center, but for climbers and boulderer's it is the town closes to Castlewood Canyon and Castlewood Ranch boulders.
At 6128 feet Castle Rock area can be cold in winter and warm during the summer. However, it is rare day when it is too cold to climb Castlewood Canyon as many of the rocks and boulders are in small gorges and forge sun traps, so as long as it is south facing it can be toasty on the coolest of winter days.
The epicenter of Denver South is Castle Rock which straddles I25 approximately half way between Denver and Colorado Springs on US I25. If you miss it your off to a bad start!
Eats, Sleep, beer etc.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
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The Black Streak 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c CO
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In my opinion, this is easily one of the top 3 routes at [Castlewood]. It is between The Sub and Seamless.A jump start followed by some powerful campus moves gets you to the first bolt. Then some technical crimping on small pebbles and slopey little dishes lead to a toss for the big obvious jug. Get a shake, then crank a couple easier moves until you are at the crux. It's a big toss left to a crappy little rock, get your feet on, and you're home free. The top, aft...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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