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 Good Bad and Dirty 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CO
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This is a classic Castlewood hand and finger crack that has seen many aid ascents. Approach via the Cave Trail, then turn left at the base of the cliff, pass under a large block leaning against the cliff and locate the obvious hand crack about 15 feet right of the "cave." This nice line has three cruxes with the last 10d crux at the very top--a memorable climb.Start on a block to the right of the line, then move up under a small roof for the first crux. A #1 Friend can be placed below t...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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