Rewritten is one of the most sought after routes in Eldorado Canyon State Park. It climbs the impressive Green Spur Buttress and finishes on the super exposed and airy Rebuffat’s Arete on Redgarden Wall. This is one of the most popular routes in Eldorado Canyon, and for good reason! Six pitches of quality 5.8 climbing and tons of variety of movement make this stellar route a popular objective. The towering walls glow with hues of red, green, and yellow as you wind your way up chimney features, hand traverses, and aretes with nothing but air under your feet.

Local Boulder climbers George Hurley, Bob Culp, and John Link made the first ascent of Rewritten in 1967. Nowadays, most climbers opt for the Great Zot start instead of the original start due to the runout nature of the climbing. Either way you take, the climbing is phenomenal and the views aren’t half bad either!

This classic Eldorado Canyon climb does involve lots of hiking, both on the approach and the descent. But, it is bound to take your breath away and leave you with a huge sense of accomplishment!


More information:

  • Recommended experience level: intermediate to advanced
  • This is a semi-strenuous climb
  • 6 pitches, 5.8
Course Dates Price Location Course Length Difficulty Rating
Course DatesAvailable all year round PriceStarting at $419 per person LocationBoulder, CO Course Length8:00am to 4:00pm Difficulty Rating5/10
  • Incredible exposure on Rebuffat’s Arete
  • 6 pitches of spectacular climbing on crisp edges and crack systems
  • The crux is an airy and exposed hand traverse
  • Awesome views of the Yellow Spur and Swanson Arete
Price Includes


  • A professionally trained and/or certified AMGA guide
  • All necessary climbing equipment including harnesses, helmets, climbing shoes, belay devices, ropes, and protection
  • Professional guiding and instruction throughout the entire day


  • Transportation. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from a designated meeting area
  • Gratuity
  • Personal items such as food, clothing, backpack, etc.
  • Entrance fees and parking fees (where necessary)
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