Rock climbing in Black Canyon is for experts only. Of the 145 recognizable routes, 117 are rated 5.1 or harder with a high level of commitment. All climbs originate from the Canyon Rim, so you must descend before climbing.

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Expert Review of Rock Climbing from Canyon Rim

Active and Adventure Review of Rock Climbing from Canyon Rim

Away Travel Expert: Kim Lipker
ActiveExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Rock Climbing
Active and AdventureExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • A short pitch route is Casual Route with crack climbing.
  • Maiden Voyage is a pinnacle and something different than the canyon wall.
  • Painted Wall, the tallest vertical wall in Colorado is a favorite.

250 miles southwest of Denver
Gunnison, Colorado

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Telephone Number: 970-641-2337
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