5 Top Climbing Spots in the Rockies
By Trask Bradbury
Pack up your car for a weekend trip to one of these renown climbing destinations along the majestic Rocky Mountain Range.
Located in northeastern Wyoming, Devil’s Tower offers one of the highest concentrations of crack climbing on a single monolithic rock. The summit is spectacular and the climbing ideal for all skill levels.
Located just south of Colorado Springs, near the outdoor hub of Canon City, Shelf is a sport climber's dream no matter the time of year. It is ideal for climbers of all abilities and dog friendly, too.
Wind River encompasses the best of Trad, Sport and Alpine climbing. Visit during late summer when temperatures and insects are at their mildest.
Located in northern New Mexico, Tres Piedras offers great granite crack and sport climbing with routes for every level of climber. The best time of year to climb is in the late summer or early fall.
Located on the southern flank of Wyoming, Vedauwoo offers so many climbing opportunities, it would be impossible to squeeze them all in.