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Family-style climbing at its finest! Roll on up to the City of Ouray's Rotary Park in your Chrysler woodie station wagon, flower-covered '67 VW Bus, or gas-guzzling-GMC-Yukon-with-a-soccer-mom-sticker-on-the-back SUV, and have a groovy time with all the kinfolk. Safe, easily accessed one-pitch climbs will have even Granny sending hard! Far enough off the road so the family dog won't get run over in traffic, but steps away from the public facilities should just such a need arise. So convenient that Uncle Fred can help belay from the backseat of the family car as he nurses his methadone hangover. Don't forget the picnic basket for those after-climbing BBQs (Even Little Johnny loves a Johnsonville Brat.)
From the heart of Ouray, go north on US Hwy 550 toward Ridgway 1 mile. Look for the hockey rink on the right and turn into Rotary Park. Park by the public restrooms. Stroll 30 feet to the obvious cliff. Approach time: 10-12 seconds. Look for a handful of slabby short, moderate, well-protected sport/mixed lead climbs. Steep harder routes have been developed to the right around the corner. They stay dry-ish in a light rain. Good lap workouts for the power hour after work.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ouray Rotary Park-Rink Wall:
Dipthong 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Dangling Participle 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Seduction of Gravity 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Pleasing the Masses 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Jay's Route 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
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Circular Semantics (aka Justin's Route) 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Ouray Rotary Park-Rink Wall
"Circular Semantics" starts on the ledge, midway up the wall, on the west face of Rotary Park. It climbs past five bolts up the steep overhanging, orange and blue striped wall. It is best to either scramble up to the ledge via easy climbing, or climb one of the easier routes to a two bolt belay at the start of the route. It is better to belay from the ledge. Belaying from the ground causes many rope drag issues. The climbing is steep, powerful, and short. The anchor is equipped with rappel rings...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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