Cathedral Spires Area
The Cathedral Spires group is a crack climber’s paradise, with the “slab masters” crag and The Dome. Approaches are usually 45 minutes to an hour.
Here are lots of three-star routes, both trad and sport. There has been lots of recent development in the higher-end grades. The rock is of exceptional quality.
Elevenmile Canyon has some of the best moderate grade multipitch climbs around, as well as recent sport route development. A popular destination for a couple of days of camping and climbing. Elevenmile Canyon is subject to a per day entrance fee.
This is home to the famous Sphinx Crack. Fortunately, there is a heap of more moderate routes as well. Sphinx Rock and Squat Rock are currently closed.
Got a trip to Yosemite coming up? Then hit the cracks at Turkey Rocks. This is home to Colorado’s best granite crack climbing.