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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
Dibs and Dabs   V5- 6C     Boulder, 10'   Riggs' Hill Central
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
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Featured Route For Riggs' Hill
Start out left on undercling and traverse into the...

Skybosh V5- 6C PG13  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Riggs' Hill East
Start left out of The 20th Variation on a left hand sloping undercling with a right hand crimp. Shoot out to a sharp pinch out right and then continue up into The 20th Variation. The top out is loose but "safe".P.S. I suck at rating problems and know nothing about this one, I thought it was fun and worth posting. I will change any info that seems reasonable....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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