Redstone Ice Climbs

Redstone offers a great variety of climbs, from free hanging pillars to multipitch outings. The climbing for the most part is very fickle, here one day, gone the next. It’s not the best place to visit, because you never know what you’ll find. If you live close by, though, you’ll probably be able to catch a few classics before they come crashing down.

To get there, follow Hwy 133 south out of Carbondale. This will put you in the Crystal River Valley, where the climbing takes place. Access to many of the climbs involves crossing private land, please be discreet and obey all posted signs.

Avocado Gully

Banzai Pipeline

Dancing in the Moonlight

Dirt Pimp

Dirty Linen Gully

Dishin’ it Out

The Drool

False Drool

Fear Factor

Crystal Visions

The Pencil

Redstone Slabs

Stoney Fest


Tomato Chimney

Locals Corner

Bulldog Creek Dog Walk (IV WI 4+)

Hayden Carpenter and Tom Bohanon recently repeated an obscure ice climb on the south side of Mt Sopris. Given a brief mention in Jack Robert’s ice guide, Bulldog Creek Walk is described as being 100 meters of WI 4. What they found was seven pitches of ice in a remote setting that makes for one […]

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