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Horsetooth Rock - West Face 
Outer Space Wall 

Horsetooth Mountain  

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Elevation: 7,260'
Location: 40.5398, -105.1974 View Map  Incorrect?
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Horsetooth Rocks' West face.

West Mountain Approach is on private land MORE INFO >>>


This area is mostly trad, but bouldering does exist here. Bolting is looked down on by the park staff and is not allowed. It is shady in the morning and sunny in the afternoon depending on which side of the mountain you're on. The climbing on the east side of the mountain is of poor quality, and the west side is of great quality. There is lots of climbing for all levels, but it is not a good place for beginners.

A fee does exist to get into the park, unless you buy a yearly pass for $65.

This is the MAIN ATTRACTION for tourists, other than the breweries, so please be kind and respectful to the hikers.

Also be very careful when climbing the rock's west face as you may have spit, gatorade bottles, or beer cans raining down on your head. SO, WEAR A HELMET.

Getting There 


Climbing Season

For the Fort Collins area.

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

6 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Horsetooth Mountain:
Tourist Attraction    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Horsetooth Rock - West Face
The Wild Child   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   Horsetooth Rock - West Face
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Featured Route For Horsetooth Mountain
Kyle pulling the bulge on p2.

Tourist Attraction 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : Fort Collins : ... : Horsetooth Rock - West Face
This route is spectacular and you need to climb all 300 feet of it. Pitch 1 (35m, 5.8): climb up an easy slab with a lot of face holds up to a left-facing dihedral with 2 cracks (finger and flaring 0.75) running up the wall. Set gear as high as you can, and then bust out on to the ledge above (the gear on the upper dihedral can be tricky to see for newer leaders). Continue up a fist crack to chains. A single 70m just reaches to ground from these anchors. A 60 meter can be used, but one will have...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Horsetooth: American Grit.
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Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Horsetooth: American Grit.
Horsetooth: American Grit.
Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Horsetooth American Grit.
Horsetooth American Grit.
Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Horsetooth:Pumping Sandstone.
Horsetooth:Pumping Sandstone.
Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.
Horsetooth: Pumping Grit.

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