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Submitted By: Dan Mottinger on Jan 1, 2001
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Sherwood Forest is the collective name given to the relativly untrodden area on the South Rim. Though there are few routes in this area, the quality of the routes compensates for the lack of them. Due to the reclusive nature of these routes they can get licheny and dirty.

Getting There 

From the main parking lot at Castlewood's Southern entrance, take the Lake Gulch Trail to a point where it turns left and starts descending. At this juncture, several hundred yards down the trail, go straight into the grassy field and head North. When you see the power line, which is the start of Sherwood Forest, go to the cliff top. A down/up climb can be found here. I would recommend approaching the climbs from bottom, since they are not as troublesome to find.

Climbing Season

For the Castlewood Canyon SP area.

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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The Fully Clothed Edge 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CO : Denver South : ... : Sherwood Forest
At Sherwood Forest, approach the climb by getting to the cliff base at the power line and heading east (right when looking at wall) to one of two sport routes at the area. The route should be the second sport route.At the climb, start to the right of the arete on a face with the first bolt on top. One of the first cruxes is moving over left to the arete. Once at the arete, follow the bolts up utilizing face pockets and the arete....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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