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Description 

Nestled in a beautiful mountainous valley, Glenwood Springs sits on the western slope of Colorado as a hub to Aspen (40 minutes south), Vail (45 minutes east) and Grand Junction (90 minutes west).

Glenwood Springs is home of the famous gunslinger Doc Holliday...


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If you are staying overnight in Glenwood Springs check out the following recommendations:

Silver Spruce Motel located at 162 W 6th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO. Phone 970-945-5458.
It's an older place, but decent rooms with refrigerators and microwaves. Considerably less expensive than the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge.

Good deals can also be found from time to time staying at the Hotel Colorado. It can be a fun place to stay with the SO.

Good local brews and pub food can be found at the Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co, at 402 7th Street, Glenwood Springs. Just look behind the train station and you will see the Hotel Denver, that's where it is located. It has good pub food and locally-brewed beer.

Good Italian restaurants include Florindo's Italian Cuisine, on 721 Grand Ave, and the Italian Underground at 715 Grand Ave. Florindo's is more expensive (great food) than the Underground but nice for a special night out. They're almost right next door to each other, so if one is busy you can try the other.

Another good restaurant is Sapphire Grille, at 710 Grand Ave. It's upstairs, across the street from Italian Underground and Florindo's. So hopefully you get the message. Ditch the car and go and walk along Grand Ave and you'll find something worthwhile.

Climbing Gear: Glenwood has a really neat climbing/outdoor shop on Grand Ave. Summit Canyon Mountaineering They also have a local beta page on their site with more recommendations of places to eat etc.


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265 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Glenwood Springs:
Jungle Book (aka Graduation Crack)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   East Side : Gray Face area
Unnamed aka The Ironing Board   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   East Side : Gray Face area
Pass the Ditchie   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Puoux : Lower Wall
The Nickelpup   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Pup Tent of Solitude
Moral Decay (aka NoName 4)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Puoux : Lower Wall
Mudflap Girl   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 10 pitches, 700'   Glenwood Canyon : Grizzly Creek Wall (aka Mud...
Girls With Guns   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Pup Tent of Solitude
The Pink Face   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   East Side : Pink Face area
Velociraptor   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Main Elk Crag
Tooth or Consequences   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Pup Tent of Solitude
Youth Warm-up   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Puoux : Main Wall
Puppy Love   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Pup Tent of Solitude
DEFCON 1   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   Glenwood Canyon : Grizzly Creek Wall (aka Mud...
The Horse and Pony Show   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Glenwood Canyon : Grizzly Creek Wall (aka Mud...
Urban Cowboy   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Puoux : Main Wall
Shapeshifter   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Pup Tent of Solitude
Behind the Curtain   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 350'   Glenwood Canyon : Grizzly Creek Wall (aka Mud...
Experience   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Puoux : Main Wall
The Birdman   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Puoux : Main Wall
Fault Line (aka Welcome To Planet Motherfucker)   5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch   Puoux : Fault Wall
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Featured Route For Glenwood Springs
The Beekeeper moves slightly left to the big roof at the top of the picture and then finishes on the headwall.

The Beekeeper 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a  CO : Glenwood Springs : ... : Main Wall
This route begins on the same ledge as The Long Haul and takes the steep, left-trending line to a massive jug just below the top of the cliff. Danny pioneered this route in the winter of 2011 and ferreted out a rope "ladder" start to navigate the first 45 feet of horrendous choss--a tactic that has become generally accepted at the Puoux in order to conveniently and safely reach the good stone. The route begins on an old abandoned bolted project and finishes on cruxy new terrain. Unlike its neigh...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Hanging Lake. Photo: Dave Fiorucci
Hanging Lake. Photo: Dave Fiorucci
Jim Erickson bouldering in Glenwood Canyon, photo: Bob Horan Collection.
Jim Erickson bouldering in Glenwood Canyon, photo:...
Hanging Lake.
Hanging Lake.
Some unexplored rock walls exist along the trail to Hanging Lake. If this rock were a little less chossy it could have some good potential.
Some unexplored rock walls exist along the trail t...
Glenwood Canyon. <br />Photo by Blitzo. <br />
Glenwood Canyon.
Photo by Blitzo.
Penstemon. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Penstemon.
Photo by Blitzo.
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