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10 Mile Canyon Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 9,200'
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Mount Royal from the parking lot. The headwall is ...

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.

Click here for an archived guide to the area.

Getting There 

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

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.3 miles from here

85 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',47],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',9],['5.7',15],['5.8',15],['5.9',18],['5.10',17],['5.11',10],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 10 Mile Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 10 Mile Canyon:
Zig Zag   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 240'   Sunshine Buttess (aka Wichi...
Dirty Blonde   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 140'   White Cliff
Blitz Girls   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
CBU   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   The Dome
Logan's Run   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Officer's Gulch West
Rookies' Demise   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Officer's Gulch West
Drive by Truckers   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   The Dome
Handy Andy   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   The Dome
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)
The Gecko   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Sunshine Buttess (aka Wichi...
Parallel Universe   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Funky Gunky   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Crown Royal   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   Mount Royal (near Frisco)
Free Fall   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   Sunshine Buttess (aka Wichi...
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
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
Rock Climbing Photo: Shannon's Bloody Leg.

Shannon's Bloody Leg V3-4 6A+  CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Sunshine Buttess (aka Wichi...
This is a fun, diverse route. Look for the big flake with fingerlocks and a good landing by a big, flattish rock. Sit start on two small but positive chips, and move up to a good left hand and an ok right. Fingerlock and high step for the finish....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By a.brown
From: bend, Or
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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