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10 Mile Canyon 


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Elevation: 9,200'
Location: 39.5409, -106.1393 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.


70 Total Routes


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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 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
Zebra   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
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
Simul I   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Officer's Gulch West
Parallel Universe   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Hard Monkey   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)
The Gecko   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Sunshine Buttess (aka Wichi...
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
Pulling the roof finish.

The Exfoliator 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c  CO : 10 Mile Canyon : White Cliff
The Exfoliator follows the massive, inside, overhanging arete on White Cliff. Begin at the steep base of the arete (get the first high bolt by stemming off the slab) and let the pump begin. First crux is between bolts 1 and 2. Follow the overhanging face passing the blunt arete (2nd crux) to the roof. Stem wide, pull the roof, and run it up on easy slab incuts to the chain anchor. Two rests are possible by pulling over the arete on stances. Sustained and super enjoyable, don't let it Exfol...[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?