Welcome to Front Range Fridays. For the next 5 weeks our athletes and staff will be sharing their favorite test pieces, best winter crags, and top secret spots in Colorado’s Front Range. Today, we start with the top 4 moderates in the Front Range.
- Does it get any better than the Flatirons? I mean you got the east face of the Third Flatiron and the east face of the First Flatiron. You got Winky Woo – the steepest, easiest jughaul in the country. You got phenomenal linkups like The Regency to Royal Arch to Anomaly to Amoebid – 1,200 feet of spectacular scrambling. Others that standout in my mind is Gambit in Eldo (far better than Bastille Crack in my opinion). Bishop Jaggers is a sick 5.9 slab climb and Center Route on Cynical Pinnacle is one of the best multipitch 5.9 jam cracks around, both of which are in the Platte. Dude there’s a ton of good moderates in the Front Range. We’ve got a lifetime of rock here and you didn’t give me enough space to write about all the classic moderates! – Jason Haas
- Topaz, 10d, Devil’s Head. (Probably not THE best moderate, but you want lesser-known stuff.) Super long, engaging jug haul on really cool hueco’d rock. It’s on The Headstone, high up on Devil’s Head with beautiful views of Pike’s Peak and the South Platte valley. –Mike Anderson
- Rewritten & Yellow Spur – Ryan Gajewski, Sales Coordinator
- I’ll second the Third Flatiron East Face. It’s the perfect introductory multi-pitch climb. It has perfect rock, interesting moves, great views and a free-hanging rappel. – Mark Anderson
- I like PlanB (12b) at Upper Security crag. Also, it’s a great south facing crag for winter climbing. – Melissa Love
- Super Slab (5.10d), Eldorado Canyon – Alton Richardson
Image by Josh Perez