Red Rock Canyon offers a variety of climbing routes. 85 routes have been established with difficulties ranging from 4th Class to 5.13. A climbing guide to Red Rock Canyon can be purchased at Mountain Chalet or the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center.
Climbers must register at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center. Climbing in Red Rock Canyon should be done only on established routes.
The development of new routes in Red Rock Canyon is a managed process and proposed routes must be approved by the climbing committee before being established.
The management of climbing in Red Rock Canyon represents a new approach to climbing in Colorado Springs’ parks. If you have comments about how this is working, or not working, we’re sure the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services would be interested in receiving them.