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10 Mile Canyon Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 9,200'
Location: 39.5559, -106.13165 View Map  Incorrect?
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Mount Royal from the parking lot. The headwall is ...

Description 

10 Mile Canyon is the stretch of road on I-70 between Frisco and Copper Mountain. There are several crags on this 5 mile section of I-70. The rock is is a mixture of alpine gneiss and granite with varying degrees of quality. Much cleaning is needed to establish new routes in this area.

Click here for an archived guide to the area.

Getting There 

Take I-70 past Frisco and short of Copper Mountain.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.3 miles from here

79 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',44],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',14],['5.8',15],['5.9',16],['5.10',16],['5.11',10],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 10 Mile Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 10 Mile Canyon:
Zig Zag   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 240'   Sunshine Buttess (aka Wichi...
Water Groove   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Little Di   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   White Cliff
Dirty Blonde   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 140'   White Cliff
Blitz Girls   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Logan's Run   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Officer's Gulch West
Handy Andy   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   The Dome
Drive by Truckers   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   The Dome
Rookies' Demise   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Officer's Gulch West
CBU   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   The Dome
Zebra   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Parallel Universe   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
The Gecko   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Sunshine Buttess (aka Wichi...
Royal Flush   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 8 pitches, 1500'   Mount Royal (near Frisco)
Funky Gunky   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Free Fall   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   Sunshine Buttess (aka Wichi...
Aces High   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   Mount Royal (near Frisco)
Paranoid   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Halfway Rock
The Exfoliator   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   White Cliff
Godzilla   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Halfway Rock
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Featured Route For 10 Mile Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of the climb.

Aces High 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Mount Royal (near Frisco)
"Aces High" follows a steep buttress 20m left of the toe of the Chimney on the Royal Headwall. This line is 80m left of the standard Royal Flush line that climbs the apron to the chimney. The full 60m route begins in a flat landing between the largest trees at the base of the end of the headwall chimney at a large, detached flake. Stand atop the flake and clip the first bolt and let the game begin. The second bolt is high above behind a 5' pine. Follow the bolts straight above,...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By a.brown
From: bend, Or
May 23, 2011
I heard that there is a bolted route on Red Peak next to Silverthorne. I heard it was about 1500 feet! Anyone know about this climb? I would love to find out more! Please.
By bryan dalpes
From: Livingston, MT
Feb 1, 2012
Does anyone know about a possible ice/mixed climb maybe a quarter mile (or less) west of Royal Flush? I've seen ice in a chimney 5-600' feet up the slope. Was curious if anyone has ventured up to check it out?
By Sunshine11
From: Silverthorne, CO
Oct 22, 2014
Anyone know of there are established routes on the SE-facing cliffs at the base of Red Peak? Know if there is a guide? What the name of those cliffs are? Much appreciated!

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