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The Garden of the Gods, one of Colorado Springs’ city parks, is a marvel to the eye and the soul. Offering climbing for all skill levels, the Garden of the Gods is an exceptional location to climb.
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.
For the intermediate class, prior climbing experience is HIGHLY recommended. If you do not have climbing experience, please call the office to discuss options that may be a better fit for you.