Cliffs of every rock type and size adorn Colorado's peaks and plateaus, offering the rock climber a spectacular arena to pursue the vertical craft. Thousands of crags and cliffs are scattered across Colorado, yielding every type of climbing experience form big-wall aid routes and long, multi-pitch free climbs to short overhung limestone testpieces and fiercely difficult boulder problems. Rock Climbing Colorado is the only guide available that covers all the major climbing areas in the state with routes ranging form 5.0 to 5.14-including big cliffs and faces of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison to the smaller crags and outcrops of Pikes Peak, Boulder, Rifle, Shelf Road, Elevenmile Canyon, and much more. In all 37 areas covered, this guide provides first-hand information for area overviews and climbing histories, route betas and topos, as well as detailed maps, and photos. Also included are suggestions for equipment and approach and descent information as well as listings for shops, gyms, and guide services. Rock Climbing Colorado is essential for planning your next trip to one of Colorado's premier climbing areas.
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