North Table Mountain

Located in Golden, this popular mountain offers both rock climbing and hiking and biking trails. The crag offers both sport and trad routes for all levels. The South and West facing aspects make it a great sport for climbing in colder months.

Climbing: 

Golden Cliffs has a high concentration of moderate routes under 5.11a. Most routes here are closely bolted and generally short (60 foot range), so a 50m rope and 10 quickdraws will be sufficient for most routes. Top rope routes are easily accessed by a couple of trails leading to the top of the cliffs. The climbing consists of vertical faces, technical cruxes, bulging aretes and even some cracks. 

There is only a single trail leaving from each of the two parking lots, and it takes an obvious course up the hill to the cliffs above. 

https://www.mountainproject.com/area/105744249/north-table-mountaingolden-cliffs

Recommended Guidebook: North Table Mountain Rock Climbs At The Golden Cliffs - Jason Hass & Ben Schneider

North Table Mountain Outer Loop: 7.5 miles, 1,100 feet of elevation gain

Overall, this is a nice mellow ride that feels somewhat remote, despite being right on the edge of town. There's a decent amount of climbing, so the ride isn't trivial, but it's not technical, and it's straightforward to follow.

North Table Mountain has multiple different routes/trails that can be linked up to make a ride of whatever length and elevation gain that you desire. There are areas of single and double track climbing, as well as single track downhill, rock gardens, and undulating traverses. 

  • Suitable Activities: Biking, Climbing, Hiking
  • Climbing Category: Crag Rock Climb
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Land Manager: Jefferson County Open Space
  • Parking Permit Required: Other
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 18
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 18
Map
18785 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80401
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Fri, Apr 26, 2024

Ascending Hikes – North Table Mountain

Hiking Trip
North Table Mountain 7.65 Miles, 1428 Ft, High Point 6555
No Prerequisites
4 participants on waitlist 0 leaders
Registration closes Apr 26
Ascending Hikes Section
Jack Melim
Mon, May 13, 2024

Bike – North Table Mountain

Biking Trip
After work Mountain Bike ride 6:00-8:00 PM
No Prerequisites
8 participants 1 leader
Registration closes May 13
Mountain Biking Section
Gregory McVie
Sat, Jun 1, 2024

Trad Lead Climbing Field Day 1 – North Table Mountain

Climbing Field trip: ARC Pro Traditional Lead Climbing
We will review and practice trad gear placement and anchor building, then move into leading
No Prerequisites
4 participants
Registration closes May 30
Pikes Peak
Scott Kime
Sun, Jun 2, 2024

Trad Lead Climbing Field Day 2 – North Table Mountain

Climbing Field trip: ARC Pro Traditional Lead Climbing
Continued practice doing mock trad leads and learning/practicing improvised aid climbing.
No Prerequisites
4 participants
Registration closes May 30
Pikes Peak
Scott Kime
Sat, Jul 20, 2024

Field Day – North Table Mountain

Climbing Lecture: TCS Advanced Trad Climbing
Field Day for Advanced Anchors and Trad Climbing
No Prerequisites
2 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Jul 18
Technical Climbing School Section
Joe Carbone
Thu, Oct 17, 2024

Octo Hike – North Table Mountain

Hiking Trip
This is an Octogenarian (Octo) Hike for those who have aged out of normal CMC
Difficulty: Easy
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens Sep 17
David Thomas
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