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    Climbing within Jeffco Open SpaceWith a variety of climbing opportunities spread across the Jeffco Open Space system, climbers of all levels and interests will find ample routes and boulder problems.

    2016 Climbing Management Guidelines View map in PDF format.

    2016 Climbing Guidelines Listening Log View map in PDF format.

    2016 Fixed Hardware Review Committee Application View map in PDF format.

    Seasonal Wildlife Closures within Clear Creek Canyon Park will be in effect from February 1, 2016 through July 31, 2016 or unless conditions change such as golden eagle early fledging of young, failed or abandoned nests. Please see the maps below to learn which climbing routes are within the closure areas. Violations will result in a minimum of a $50.00 fine from JeffcoOpen Space and may result in federal prosecution. Per the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act, "A violation of the Act can result in in a fine of $100,000 ($200,000 for organizations), imprisonment for one year, or both for a first offense. Penalties increase substantially for additional offenses, and a second violation of this Act is a felony."  

    2016 Clear Creek Canyon Park Seasonal Closure MM270 View map in PDF format.

    2016 Clear Creek Canyon Park Seasonal Closure Tunnel 2 View map in PDF format.

    RESTRICTIONS: Fixed protection is not allowed at Alderfer/Three SIsters Park in the Evergreen, CO area. Climbing is prohibited on the red rock outcrops at South Valley Park and in the White Ranch Park/Ralston Buttes Sensitive Area. The north cliffs of North Table Mountain Park are within a sensitive area and climbing is not permitted in this area. 

    In addition to the Golden Cliffs Trail at North Table Mountain Park, climbers also have access to the Golden Cliffs climbing area. See the map of trails at North Table Mountain Park View map in PDF format..

    Use established climbing access trails on Denver Water properties to access climbing routes at Cathedral Spires Park. Cathedral Spires Park is closed from March 1 through July 31 to protect an active peregrine falcon nesting territory. Based on nesting behavior, JCOS staff may open a portion of this property before July 31.

    Fixed hardware on new routes requires an application, which will be reviewed by the Fixed Hardware Review Committee. Please download the fixed hardware application, complete all fields, and email it to To receive updates regarding climbing in Jeffco Open Space contact