Our location in Southwestern Colorado gives us access to an incredible diversity of rock types, climbing styles, and world class routes. This week Ilya and I went on a 2-day tour of “Walls and Towers” to sample a few of the classic climbs in the region. We climbed Maiden Voyage (III 5.9, 6 pitches) in the Black Canyon and The North Chimney (III 5.9, 4 pitches) on Castleton Tower. In just two days we climbed two highly memorable routes with big exposure, wild summits, and beautiful climbing. By keeping the difficulty at the 5.9 level these routes offer a rewarding and special experience that is achieveable for many climbers.
The magic of the summit on Castleton Tower.
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