When the colors change to Fall, you can find the best climbing adventures at the crag around Durango.
Whether you’re a first-time climber or a lifelong expert, Durango’s access to hundreds of unique routes makes it a year-round climber’s destination.
Durango, Colorado is an amazing place to climb year-round. With hundreds of routes within a 45-minute drive from downtown, you'll never get bored of the crags and problems to explore.
As the seasons shift from Summer to Fall, climbing around Durango is taken to a whole new level and is extremely attractive to climbers of all grades.
Here are four reasons to consider climbing in the Fall around Durango, Colorado:
#1 Unbeatable Scenic Views
Whether you’re bouldering a steep V4, topping out on your latest project, or warming up on a 5.4, the Fall colors of Durango offer unparalleled views from the top of every climb. There’s nothing like earning the final send and enjoying a sweeping view of quaking aspens and bigtooth maple trees.
#2 More Predictable and Calm Weather Conditions
With Fall’s reliably cool and dry weather around southwestern Colorado, you won't have to worry as much about surprise thunderstorms and hot, humid weather.
That means more time for climbing and less time spent waiting out a storm!
#3 More Climbing in Solitude
As Summer winds to an end, more and more people take their climbing indoors. In the Fall, you just might have the route (or even the whole wall) to yourself. If you find yourself needing time to run laps up the wall without the pressure of taking up someone else's climbing time, there's no better time than climbing in Durango during the Fall season!
#4 Fall Apres-Climbing Activities
After you're done climbing for the day, there are plenty of Fall-related things to do in Durango. The river is warmer (for a little while at least) for a cool dip and Durango's local breweries switch over their beer selection and menus- promoting their Fall flare.
Fall is also home to tons of special events around Durango. Check out our events calendar to see what's happening this season.
Durango, Colorado is an amazing place to climb year-round. With hundreds of routes within a 45-minute drive of downtown, you'll never get bored of the crags and problems to explore.
Fall is a special time of year to climb and is well-worth packing your bouldering pad, Gri-Gri, and other gear to explore Durango's problems this Fall season.