Black Canyon, Colorado

  • Location: Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Montrose, CO
  • Type of Adventure: Multi-Pitch Adventure Rock Climbing


  • Season: May, September, and early October.
  • Prerequisite Skills: Rock climb to 5.9. 5.10 gives even more options.
  • Best Lodging Type: Car Camping
  • Nearest Airport: Montrose, Colorado. Grand Junction also works.
  • Best trip length: At least 4 days. Climb 3 of four. Or four of six.
  • Advance logistics required: When available, this can be done fairly last minute.
  • Local Partner: Kling Mountain Guides 
  • Route Options:
    • Maiden voyage. (5.9 5 pitches)
    • Journey home. (5.10- 5 pitches)
    • Russian arĂȘte. (5.9 8 pitches)
    • Casual route. (5.8 8 pitches)
    • Comic relief. (5.10 8 pitches)
    • Scenic Cruise (5.10d 15 pitches)
    • Escape Artist (5.9+ 7 pitches)




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