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Chaos Creek 
Hallett South Side 

Chaos Canyon Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 9,600'
Location: 40.30337, -105.66016 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 24, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Mid May in Chaos Canyon.

Description 

This is an organizational entry for RMNP mixed/ice to help clarify the database and potentially entice those with more knowledge to submit more info on routes upstream from Chaos Creek. At times, there is clearly a long line that forms at the high end of the canyon above Lake Haiyaha. I've heard rumors of ice above Lake Haiyaha. Clearly, some determination will be required to travel above Chaos Creek.

Just for clarity, this is the canyon/drainage to the south of Hallett Peak.

Getting There 

From the eastern side of RMNP, drive Bear Lake Rd to its end. For Chaos Creek hike to Nymph Lake with some bushwhacking. There is a side approach from the trail between Nymph Lake & Dream Lake which may require crossing some fairly-steep, snow-loaded slopes. There is a summer trail that goes left from Dream Lake to Lake Haiyaha, but it may not get packed down much in the colder months.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.5 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chaos Canyon:
Chaos Couloir        Alpine, 7 pitches   Hallett South Side
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Featured Route For Chaos Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Nancy Bell stops to look at Chaos Couloir on her w...

Chaos Couloir   CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Hallett South Side
Chaos Couloir is the beautiful snow gully that curves from Chaos Canyon up Hallett's east ridge. Perhaps it already has a different name, but I only know a few people who've been up there and have never heard it refered to by a name. It's a moderate snow climb much like Dragon's Tail, but not as steep at the top, and a good ski descent....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Nancy Bell on the approach to Chaos Couloir.
Nancy Bell on the approach to Chaos Couloir.

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