Taylor Canyon Climbing

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Taylor Canyon is a special place on the Western Slope of Colorado. The outdoor activity options seem to be endless, including, fishing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, paddling and rock climbing. The majority of climbs are located in the middle Taylor, just north of Harmel’s Ranch Resort. Taylor Canyon has 151 named climbing routes, all with easy access.

Taylor Canyon Climbing



Harmel’s Area Climbing




Coffin Crag: 2 Routes

From the Rosy Lane Campground looking across the Taylor River is the Coffin Crag.  A short distance up river from the PCP Pinnacle is a tryolean going across the river. After crossing the river, hike about 1/2 mile to the east to the area of Coffin Crag.

Mountainproject.com: Coffin Crack Crag Mountain Climbing

First Buttress: 41 Routes
Located just up river from Harmel’s Resort in middle Taylor Canyon.
Mountainproject.com: First Buttress

The Frenchman Buttress: 1 Route

Located about a mile below the Taylor Park, after passing the  Lottis Creek Campground, cross the river and look up to the left to see the buttress.  There is a parking pullout just past the private property.

Mountainproject.com: The Frenchman Buttress Rock Climbing


Gunnison Mountain Park Picnic Area:
3 Routes

Located in the Taylor River Canyon, about 3.2 miles east of Almont, with good signage. The climbing face is just above the parking lot.

Mountainproject.com: Gunnison Mountain Park Picnic Area Rock Climbing

North Bank: 12 Routes

Located on the road to the North Bank Campground.

Mountainproject.com: North Bank Rock Climbing

PCP Pinnacle: 2 Routes

Located across from the Rosy Lane Campground. Parking at a pullout on the right side of the road, not in the campground.

Mountain Project.com: PCP Pinnacle Rock Climbing

Rosy Lane: 5 Routes

Located across the river from the Rosy Lane Campground. There is day use parking within the campground, or pullout parking across the road on the right side.

Mountainproject.com: Rosy Lane Rock Climbing

Second Buttress: 11 Routes

Located just to the north of the First Buttress in middle Taylor Canyon.

Mountainproject.com: Second Buttress Rock Climbing

Taylor Canyon Bouldering: 68 Routes

Located above the Rosy Lane Campground in Taylor Canyon. Many of the campgrounds in the canyon have boulders, giving climbers easy access to camp and climb.

Mountainproject.com: Taylor Canyon Bouldering

The Tilt Wall: 6 Routes

Found by taking the North Bank Trail to the east up Taylor Canyon, up the gulch, with the Tilt Wall being found just past a small talus field, up and on the right side of the gulch.

Mountainproject.com: The Tilt Wall Rock Climbing

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