Login with Facebook
Riggs' Hill

Select Area...
Escondido Circle 
Riggs' Hill Central 
Riggs' Hill East 

Riggs' Hill  

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 39.0754, -108.6481 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 42,382
Administrators: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Brad Edwards, Nick Reecy, Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Alex Garhart on Sep 14, 2008
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
49° | 30°
Partly Cloudy
53° | 33°
Partly Cloudy
56° | 35°
Partly Cloudy
57° | 35°
Partly Cloudy
56° | 36°
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


Riggs' Hill is reported to be the site of the first official dinosour excavation in western Colorado. It's named for paleontologist Elmer S. Riggs. The hill is littered with hundreds of sandstone boulders.

Getting There 

Drive west on I-70B and exit onto Redlands Parkway. Continue on Redlands Parkway towards the Colorado National Monument until it becomes South Broadway. Continue on for about 1 more mile and Riggs' Hill is on the right.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

69 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',30],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Riggs' Hill:
Hairy Lip   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 12'   Riggs' Hill East
Razor Rock   V0+ 4+     Boulder   Riggs' Hill East
Praying Mantle   V1 5     Boulder, 25'   Riggs' Hill East
Butter Face   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Riggs' Hill East
Linguistics   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Riggs' Hill East
Alcatraz   V4-5 6B+     Boulder   Riggs' Hill East
V5-   V5- 6C     Boulder   Riggs' Hill East
Funky Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder, 25'   Riggs' Hill East
Mettle Tester   V5 6C     Boulder   Escondido Circle
An Indifference to Ascension   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Riggs' Hill East
Sideshow   V6+ 7A     Boulder, 12'   Riggs' Hill East
Browse More Classics in Riggs' Hill

Featured Route For Riggs' Hill

Alcatraz V4-5 6B+  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Riggs' Hill East
Sit start down to the left of the arete. Pull up into a sloper slot and move up and onto the arete via good holds. Crux is pretty much at the last move on the arete....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Comments on Riggs' Hill Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -