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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.
The canyon lies near the middle school, its fairly obvious. Walk through the canyon and near the middle lies several cliffs.
Weather station 1.6 miles from here
11 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Butcher Knife:
Bear Hug 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR, 1 pitch
Left Hook? 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR, 1 pitch, 25'
Featured Route For Butcher Knife
Unknown 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
: 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
Local Information for Butcher Knife
Latest Regional Forum Messages
Lead protecting with a sling over the center flake...
BETA PHOTO: Across the creek and trail from the Butcher Knife ...
BETA PHOTO: Main Butcher Knife Face. Lead this crack and help ...
Perry Mansfield student on the 5.8 crack ca 1969-o...
BETA PHOTO: Bouldering cracks just down creek towards the park...
By Dustin B
Oct 5, 2009
October/09- Word has it that the bolt anchors atop the 'butcherknife crack' are gone, as is the boulder that they were attached to.