Clear Creek

Tumbling from the mountains into the college town of Golden, Clear Creek cuts a deep canyon through granite, schist, and gneiss. Well bolted and with climbs ranging from 5.5 to 5.13, Clear Creek offers a dizzying array of most sport climbsbut the occasional trad route, too. South-facing routes climb all winter and the dozens of routes help keep crowded days manageable. Clear Creek is an awesome venue for every level of climb, practically year round, too.

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Rob Coppolillo

Rob Coppolillo

Certified AMGA/IFMGA rock, alpine, and ski guide. Rob is the owner of Vetta Mountain Guides

Rob Coppolillo holds rock, alpine, and ski certifications through the American Mountain Guides Association and was the 97th American to earn IFMGA certification. He's also a co-author of The Mountain Guide Manual (Falcon, 2017) and countless magazine articles. He splits time between Boulder, Colorado; and Chamonix, France.

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