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10 Mile Canyon

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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.


71 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',26],['2 Stars',36],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',1]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 10 Mile Canyon:
C'est Le Pied   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   The Dome
Zig Zag   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 240'   Sunshine Buttess (aka Wichi...
Water Groove   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Rookies' Demise   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Officer's Gulch West
Blitz Girls   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Ain't Misbehavin'   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   White Cliff
Zebra   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
The Gecko   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Sunshine Buttess (aka Wichi...
Parallel Universe   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Royal Flush   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 8 pitches, 1500'   Mount Royal (near Frisco)
Hard Monkey   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Funky Gunky   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Aces High   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   Mount Royal (near Frisco)
Trinity   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Officer's Gulch West
Overhangutang   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   White Cliff
Paranoid   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Halfway Rock
Once Bitten   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Halfway Rock
Das Krankenhaus   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Halfway Rock
The Exfoliator   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   White Cliff
Godzilla   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Halfway Rock
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Featured Route For 10 Mile Canyon
First bolt is off to the right, then 4 more. Easy climbing past 5th bolt to anchors.

Rookies' Demise 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Officer's Gulch West
A slightly overhanging start with huge holds leads a cruise to the top....[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?