Whether you’re looking to get outside on some real rock or hitting the indoor gym for the first time, we’ve got you covered. Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley offers climbing for all skills levels. World renowned bouldering is right next to town while further down the valley Taylor Canyon offers Traditional multi pitch routes and Hartman Rocks has a plethora of Sport and Top Rope routes.
Looking for assistance? Crested Butte Adaptive Sports Center will equip you with the skills you need to fully experience your adventure and help make rock climbing accessible to a broad range of ability levels.
This is a secret gem of bouldering in the Crested Butte area. A very Frenchy setting, these boulders are located amongst the trees underneath the massive wall to the east of the town of Crested Butte. Generally uncrowded this area boasts some great quality rock.They are located along the base of Mt. Crested Butte above the Skyland neighborhood, and you can access them from town by following Tony’s Trail up to Upper Loop. Check in at the Alpineer in Crested Butte if you want more information about specific routes. Click Here for a map of the routes/boulders
Taylor Canyon is a favorite in and around Crested Butte. The climbing is mostly traditional but offers some bolted sport climbing. Routes are usually under three pitches, but there are a lot of them of that length as well as single pitch. The rock is high quality granite in most places. . A number of the climbs are runout and the grades are known to be pretty stiff. Click Here for more info on routes.
Hartman Rocks Recreation Area
Hartman Rocks is a great area for those interested in a multi-sport environment. It is a multi-use area with miles of off-road and mountain bike trails, free camping, and of course great rock climbing. The rock is a granite, often compared to Joshua tree, bomber in most areas and loose and crumbly in others. All types of climbing can be done here; however, it has mostly bolted routes (5.5-5.12+), great bouldering in the V-easy to V-hard range, with a few trad cracks thrown in for good measure. Most routes can be accessed from the parking areas of the crags with anchors for top-ropes too. Some classics include Buddha's Belly, Tiger Stripe Wall, and Super Slabs. Rock and Roll Sports in Gunnison is a great place for beta (free climbing guide), as well, local climbers are friendly and a great source for info.
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