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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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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.

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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

73 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',35],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',13],['5.8',13],['5.9',15],['5.10',16],['5.11',9],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

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...
C'est Le Pied   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   The Dome
Rookies' Demise   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   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
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
The Gecko   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Sunshine Buttess (aka Wichi...
Simul I   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Officer's Gulch West
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
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)
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
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
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
The rock changes even from lower to upper half on this route.  Nice striations in the rock.

Little Di 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  CO : 10 Mile Canyon : White Cliff
This natural line is on the right side of the main, White Cliff slab. It is just right of the two bolted lines and follows a left-trending roof. Lots of fun variations exist with face holds, cracks and smears. The roof can be passed at any time, but the main line follows up under the roof and straight up the face at the end of the roof, to a tan chain anchor. The crack under the roof takes great gear but may be damp at times. A variation is to climb the face, 15' left of the corner (8' righ...[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?