Our Top 5 Colorado Climbing Crags - Native Campervans

Our Top 5 Colorado Climbing Crags

Climbing Crags Colorado

Climbing is experiencing a wave of popularity unlike it’s ever seen. From Alex Honnald’s award-winning film, Free Solo, to officially becoming an Olympic sport, climbing has officially hit the mainstream. Lucky for us, Colorado is home to some of the world to top climbing crags. With 9,605 trad routes, 9,803 sport routes, 1,882 top rope routes, and 5,571 boulder problems, there is no shortage of places to hit. Since Vanlife is deep in the climbing community, we’ve listed our top 5 climbing crags accessible from Native Campervans Denver location.

1. Rocky Mountain National Park

With over 265,000 acres of dedicated land for the adventure-driven, RMNP is a heaven on earth for climbers. With access to 471 total climbs (311 trad, 10 sport, 149 boulders, 3 aid), it’s a win-win for a climbing adventure. Be sure to plan your trip and check out a couple of our favorite camping locations like Glacier Basin Campground, Longs Peak Campground & Timber Creek Campground.

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2. Rifle Mountain Park

If you’re a climber that’s looking to step up your confidence on some classic hard routes, Rifle is the place for you. Since this place mainly consists of sport climbing with very few low-grade routes, climbers from all over the world come to test their skills. RMP has a few primitive campsites that are on a first come first serve basis.

3. Boulder Canyon

With over 1,700 total climbs in Boulder Canyon, this is the desired location for many locals and pros. Home of some of the true rock climbing classic routes, even if you’re a beginner Boulder Canyon is a must go. Only a 45-minute drive from Denver, camping is limited in the canyon, however, you’re only a short drive to Nederland which has ample camping, particularly Dahl Campground and Gross Reservoir.

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4. Clear Creek Canyon

Being one of the closest climbing locations to Denver, we had to put this gem on the list. Located in Golden, CCC houses 1,155 routes. With trad, sport, top route, and bouldering problems, you will be sure to fit your needs!

Primitive campings are available a short drive away to Guanella Pass and Idaho Springs near Mt. Evans.

5. Garden of the Gods

We put GOG on our list for the pure aesthetic nature of this classic place. You have 171 total climbs to choose so be sure to bring your camera! These climbs range of 5.6 to 5.12+ routes and v0 to v12 problems.

Located in Colorado Springs, right next to Pikes Peak, you’ll be sure to enjoy the full Colorado experience. There isn’t camping in GOG, but nearby is Pikes Peak RV Park and Crystal Kangaroo Campground. 

The amount of climbing crags in Colorado available to you is endless. It doesn’t matter your level or how long you’ve been climbing, the community is here to help you create the memories you’re thriving for. Be safe and climb on!! Check out our vans if you’re interested in Denver Campervan Rental.

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