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Rock Climb Red Rock Canyon Open Space


The cliffs that wall Red Rock Canyon's flanks form a marvelous climbing area. The largest rock climbing park in the Pike's Peak region, Red Rock Canyon contains over 100 routes that are similar to those in neighboring Garden of the Gods to the north. FRCC has been crucial to the development of Red Rock Canyon, establishing 80% of the routes!

Most of the routes at Red Rock Canyon are bolted sport climbs, with only a few requiring cams and nuts. While it is best to climb routes without the use of protection bolts whenever possible, the crackless nature of Red Rock Canyon's sandstone requires the extensive use of expansion bolts to protect its routes.

Each of the routes end at bolt anchors equipped with lowering rings or chains that are well below the cliff-top. Cliff-top environments are extremely sensitive to human use and have lots of loose blocks and boulders. The climbing management plan at Red Rock Canyon requires all routes to end below the cliff-top to protect the delicate environments above and to avoid knocking rocks onto people climbing or hiking below.

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• Comfortable shoes and clothes for the weather

• Sun protection

• Some food to keep you fueled

• Water, 2 to 3 quarts is recommended

Do you have more questions about rock climbing?

Visit our Climbing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) or Contact Us.

Spread below the mountains on the west end of Colorado Springs, this 787-acre city parkland, consists of three distinct canyons: Red Rock, Greenlee, and Sand Canyon.

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1/2 Day Prices (4 Hr.):

• 1 Person: $170

• 2 People: $130/each

• 3 People: $110/each

• 4 People: $100/each


Full Day Prices (6 Hr.):

• 1 Person: $200

• 2 People: $150 each

• 3 People: $140 each

• 4 People: $130 each


*Groups of more than 4, please email or call for a quote. Contact Us

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Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Office: 719-632-5822

Fax: 719-466-9194

Local Colorado Springs Climbing Guide Books

Red Rock Canyon Open Space is Colorado Springs' newest park and climbing area. The hidden canyon, lined with towering sandstone walls, offers over 100 bolted sport routes on slabs and steep faces. The park offers quite, serenity, isolation and some of the best climbing adventures in Pikes Peak Country.

A Stew Art Publication

By Stewart M. Green

Red Rock Canyon Open Space and Ute Valley Park Guide Books