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Horsetooth Rock - West Face 
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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 >>>

Description 

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 

co.larimer.co.us/parks/horseto...

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.5 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

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
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Featured Route For Horsetooth Mountain
Ryan N. Entering into the roof on the first free ascent of The Wild Child.

The Wild Child 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c CO : Fort Collins : ... : Horsetooth Rock - West Face
The Wild Child is the route to do this face. Many variations exist, and it's one of the most obvious and intimidating lines from the ground. Find the large roof. This is the route.P1 (32m, 5.11-): the first pitch of this route climbs an overhanging, wide crack. Three #3 Camalots would be nice for the climb, but I usually do it with two and slide one. A #4 Camalot also comes in handy as well. Make sure you have an attentive belayer/spotter for the first few feet of the climb as the ge...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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