“Although snowboarding is a close second, rock climbing is my favorite these days. [For camping] the Sand Gulch campgrounds at Shelf Road near Cañon City is my favorite car camping spot. The scenery is amazing, and you’re walking distance from some incredible climbing areas that are accessible year-round.”
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Nick Yannett now lives in Denver, CO, working as a physician recruiter during the day. The rest of the time you can find Nick camping, climbing and snowboarding throughout Colorado and beyond. So for those thirsting for an adventure, grab your climbing shoes and hit the road towards these rad Colorado climbing spots.
1. Red River Gorge
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3. Independence Pass
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4. Shelf Road
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5. Clear Creek Canyon
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