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10 Mile Canyon

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A strenuous expert loop featuring a unique, underridden area trail and an outstanding CT downhill! Near Breckenridge, Colorado
Spruce Creek Trail
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Colorado Trail: Georgia Pass to Breckenridge
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West Jefferson Trail
A more technical option to the CO trail from the Jefferson campground to Georgia Pass Near Blue River, Colorado
A steady climb or fast descent with forest and meadows. Near Fraser, Colorado
Herman Gulch Trail
A rooty, twisting, wide, and heavily-used singletrack. Near Georgetown, Colorado
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10 Mile Canyon  

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Elevation: 9,200'
Location: 39.5559, -106.13165 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.

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Getting There 

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

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

79 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',42],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 10 Mile Canyon:
Zig Zag   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 240'   Sunshine Buttess (aka Wichi...
Handy Andy   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
Arete Direct   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   The Dome
Drive by Truckers   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   The Dome
CBU   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   The Dome
Blitz Girls   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Zebra   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Royal Flush   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 8 pitches, 1500'   Mount Royal (near Frisco)
Hard Monkey   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Funky Gunky   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Incoming   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Officer's Gulch West
Trinity   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Officer's Gulch West
Aces High   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   Mount Royal (near Frisco)
Overhangutang   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   White Cliff
Paranoid   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Halfway Rock
Once Bitten   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Halfway Rock
Kanarado Korner   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Sunshine Buttess (aka Wichi...
Das Krankenhaus   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Halfway Rock
The Exfoliator   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   White Cliff
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Featured Route For 10 Mile Canyon
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
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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