Connects: Thompson Creek Trail
Carbondale, CO – Climbing
The Thompson Creek Climbing Area is a section of rock with routes for climbing near Carbondale, CO. Thompson Creek is an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). This area is currently access sensitive, and there is a restriction of 9 climbers at one time at the cliff. Also, some of the routes have had the first hangers removed.
Thompson Creek Trailhead to Climbing Area – 0.9 Miles
More information about the Thompson Creek Climbing Area can be found at:
Spliter Choss – Thompson Creek Topos
Spliter Choss – Thompson Creek Beta
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) – Thompson Creek Extensive Recreation Management Area Map
- Try to keep your group size small (3-6 people).
- Travel only by foot. While the trail is 2 miles long, several hundred yards involve wading through the creek which can be dangerous or impassable. There is no public access/exit on the east end.
- Camp at least 150 feet from the creek.
- Practice “Leave No Trace” and pack out what you pack in.
- No motorized uses are allowed except on approved routes.
- Be careful with fire. Completely extinguish campfires before leaving. Build campfires in areas free of flammable materials to prevent wildfire. Use only dead and down fuels. No firewood cutting allowed.
- Please treat this area as you would any other primitive or wilderness area.