Outdoor Climbing

Rock climbing is one of the most exhilarating sports you can do in Boulder Colorado. It’s a great way to spend time with friends and family, get some exercise, or just have fun! No matter your age or skill level, there are plenty of places to go rock climbing in Boulder CO. If you’re looking for something more challenging than beginner routes but want to stay close to town then try Lumpy Ridge. Closer towards Nederland is Eldorado Canyon which offers many more difficult climbs that will keep any climber happy! The Flatirons are always an option if you’re looking for shorter distances between routes and easier terrain; however, they offer the least variety when it comes to difficulty levels. So whether you’re new or an old pro at rock climbing, Boulder Colorado has something for you!

The Flatirons

Rock climbing is a sport that can be done solo or with friends and family. It’s also one of the best ways to experience some of Colorado’s most beautiful views. The Flatirons, right outside Boulder, offer an abundance of places for climbers to enjoy their passion safely while getting in some great exercise on top of it all.

There are several places where you can enjoy rock climbing in and around Boulder: The North Chautauqua Trailhead is one of the most popular for climbers who want a challenge, and it’s also one of the most heavily used places for hikers. This is where the Flatirons are located, one on either side of Chautauqua Park.

Features incredible views, trad, bolt routes rated easy to difficult.

Driving Directions: Baseline Rd & 9th St, Boulder, CO 80302

View on AllTrails: The Flatirons Loop



Eldorado Canyon State Park

This park includes 500+ climbing routes from easy to expert.

Driving Directions9 Kneale Rd, Eldorado Springs, CO 80025

View on AllTrailsEldorado Canyon State Park



Boulder Canyon

This includes some of the local’s favorites, including the Dome & Elephant Buttress (.3 Miles in the Canyon), Cob Rock (7 Miles in the Canyon), and Castle Rock (12 Miles in the Canyon).

Driving Directions: Boulder Canyon Dr



Indoor Rock Climbing


Boulder Rock Club

Driving Directions: 2829 Mapleton Ave, Boulder, CO 80301

Besides a rock wall, this gym offers yoga classes & other training programs for all levels & ages.



The Spot

This indoor rock climbing facility offers freestanding boulders & training equipment for all levels.

Driving Directions: 3240 Prairie Ave, Boulder, CO 80301




Boulder is a hub for rock climbing, and there are plenty of spots to choose from. We have compiled a list for you so that you can enjoy the best boulder has to offer without having to do any research!

Be sure to take precautions when going out on your own as well. Climbing can be dangerous! Be safe and fun with it!

About the Author Justin

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