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Butcher Knife

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Butcher Knife Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Within the town of Steamboat Springs lies a little crag known as Butcher Knife.

This little gem might not be the most spectacular crag within Colorado, yet it serves as a well needed climbing area in Steamboat.

Getting There 

The canyon lies near the middle school, its fairly obvious. Walk through the canyon and near the middle lies several cliffs.

Climbing Season

For the Steamboat Springs area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',4],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Butcher Knife

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Butcher Knife:
Butcher Knife Crack   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 25'   
Bear Hug   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For Butcher Knife
Rock Climbing Photo: This is a fun beginning toprope a little further e...

Unknown 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  CO : Steamboat Springs : ... : Butcher Knife
This is a good beginner's toprope situated east of the more prominent Butcher Knife and Greyface routes. Its protection is two bolts on top. It is rated PG-13 because the easiest way to set up the toprope is to climb up the dihedral to the right (see beta photo), which is easy but still unprotected. There may be a trail up either side, but we were short on daylight, so I climbed the dihedral to set up the TR for some beginner climbers....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Butcher Knife Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Main Butcher Knife Face. Lead this crack and help ...
BETA PHOTO: Main Butcher Knife Face. Lead this crack and help ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Across the creek and trail from the Butcher Knife ...
BETA PHOTO: Across the creek and trail from the Butcher Knife ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering cracks just down creek towards the park...
BETA PHOTO: Bouldering cracks just down creek towards the park...
Rock Climbing Photo: Perry Mansfield student on the 5.8 crack ca 1969-o...
Perry Mansfield student on the 5.8 crack ca 1969-o...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lead protecting with a sling over the center flake...
Lead protecting with a sling over the center flake...
Rock Climbing Photo: Perry-Mansfield Boys Camp held a 50 year reunion l...
Perry-Mansfield Boys Camp held a 50 year reunion l...

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By Dustin B
From: Steamboat
Oct 5, 2009
CONDITION REPORT 
October/09- Word has it that the bolt anchors atop the 'butcherknife crack' are gone, as is the boulder that they were attached to.

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