10 Mile Canyon Rock Climbing
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.
for an archived guide to the area.
Take I-70 past Frisco and short of Copper Mountain.
Weather station 5.3 miles from here
79 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',43],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in 10 Mile Canyon
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 10 Mile Canyon:
CBU 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 100' The Dome
Featured Route For 10 Mile Canyon
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
Local Information for 10 Mile Canyon
Latest Regional Forum Messages
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?
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!