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Man climbing rocky mountain on Linkins Lake trail on Independence Pass near Aspen, Colorado in early summer of 2019 with snow

Rock climb Independence Pass

Countless routes for trad, sport and bouldering—and stellar mountain views—make Independence Pass home to some of the best rock climbing in the state.

Countless routes for trad, sport and bouldering—and stellar mountain views—make Independence Pass home to some of the best rock climbing in the state.

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The Experience

The Pass has easy climbs for kids and beginners though most climbs are in the 5.10 to 5.11 range. Professionally certified and trained mountain guides will take you through the basics of rock skills, knots, belaying and movement on rock, before tackling the Pass and rappelling down.

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