Telluride is lucky enough to have many different climbing areas with different styles, settings and rock types. From Ophir’s traditional and bold multi-pitch routes, to pocket-pulling sport climbs near Bridal Veil Falls, to the sandstone bouldering in beautiful Ilium valley, and some of the most famous ice climbs in the state, there is something for almost every type of climber. While there is a lot of quality rock, there is even more loose rock, so heads up, test your holds and wear a helmet.
TMtC encourages the climbing community to list all of our local climbs on mountainproject.com. Local guidebooks are now out of print and may be for quite awhile. If you climb a local route and it’s not already listed, please list it there. We welcome local first ascent information on new climbs in the area and will feature them on our blog and climbing forum. Please reach out to us if you would like to share your own trip report. Many other routes exist in the high country and are scattered around San Miguel County. Refer to mountainproject.com for more info.
The Telluride Indoor Climbing Gym is open during the winter season from November 27, 2016 through April 2, 2017. The climbing gym is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Here’s a rundown of the local climbing areas: