Mountains, hills, boulders and canyons make up a technical climber’s nirvana. And wouldn’t you know Colorado has all of them, in huge amounts.
Some great climbs in the state are found at the rock faces of the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado; El Dorado Canyon State Park west of Boulder; Rocky Mountain National Park outside of Estes Park; Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs; Black Canyon of the Gunnison near Montrose on the Western Slope; and Castlewood State Park south of Denver.
You can choose to go with professional guides from climbing services, and you can attend climbing schools. Quality gear is available at sporting goods and outfitters throughout the state.