Rifle Mountain Park is one of the world’s best sport-climbing areas. The canyon’s limestone cliffs have more than 400 established rock climbs, including some of most difficult in America. Climbers come from all over the world to challenge themselves on the steep, gymnastic routes. This is THE place in western Colorado to rub shoulders with international rock stars! But the canyon is much more than just a crucible for the sport’s elite. Rifle Mountain Park rock climbing also features plenty of easier fare, suitable for novices and intermediates. Looking for a dense concentration of 5.13 and 5.14 lines? Check. Or is 5.9 your limit? Check — you’ll find good routes at that level, too. No matter what grade you climb, you’ll appreciate the unique style of movement produced by the blocky limestone, with side pulls, slopers, laybacks, and kneebars.