Second Grotto Wall

Climbing and bouldering areas
between Aspen and Twin Lakes

Arkansas Valley Rock Climbing

including Buena Vista

Independence Pass is a stunning, meandering stretch of wilderness. It’s one of the most scenic drives in Colorado, the ribbon of highway winding through groves of aspens, big stretches of meadows and up and over great walls of granite.  As a climbing area, Independence Pass Rock Climbing boasts relatively short approaches, stellar rock and a large variety of impressive climbs, all in a true alpine setting.