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The Yellow Spur

The Best Rock Climb in Eldorado Canyon

If you were to climb only one route in Eldorado Canyon, the Yellow Spur is definitely a contender for the best route in the canyon. Many climbers agree that this is “a must climb in your lifetime route” and one of the finest climbs near Denver. The climbing on the Yellow Spur is hard, steep, and technical. The views, position, and exposure are exhilarating. The final pitch to the summit will take your breath away!

Highlights include the aesthetic knife-blade summit, technical pin ladder, pitch two dihedral, and the most exposed belay stance in all of Eldo. High above the creek, this route stands proud and truly lives up to all the hype. Experience the Eldo Classic!

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This is the classic route to climb in Eldo! First climbed by Kor and Dornan in the late 1950's (in hiking boots), this route still has a reputation as being a little spicy. 6 pitches drops you on top of Tower 1 with amazing views in all directions.

Come climb a piece of Colorado history as you pull the crux of the route high above the ground with nothing but air under your feet!

More information:

  • Recommended experience level: intermediate to advanced

  • This is a strenuous climb

  • 6 pitches, 5.9+

  • Priced as a Full Day


  • Easily one of the best routes in the canyon!

  • This is a very adventurous day with steep, pumpy climbing and incredible exposure

  • The final pitch is an exposed knife edge ridge to the summit of Tower 1

  • Airy belay stances and lots of exposure

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

Price Excludes

  • 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)

Climbing the first pitch of the Yellow Spur in Eldorado Canyon


1 Person = $415*

2 People = $300*

3 People = $275*

4+ People = Please call for large group rates

*Price is per person

  • Up to 8 hours in length

  • Custom tailored guided climbing and instruction

  • Perfect for: multi-pitch climbing or large groups looking to maximize their time climbing

  • Necessary for areas with long approaches

  • Typical start time is 8am

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