Alpine Rock Rock Climbing
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This "area" is for alpine rock climbing in Colorado. Alpine is probably the true "Mountain" Project terrain. These routes truly lie in the mountains. This is the terrain of the alpinist, the all-arounder. Generally here, you must be comfortable in whatever the environment will throw at you.
Alpine is the home of the marmots and pikas in the warmer months. In the colder months, this is the land of the frozen. Scattered here is the terrain in which weather, exposure, season, loose rock, ice, snow, route-finding, lightning, precipitation, and altitude can dramatically affect one's experience. All these climbs involve heights of at least 8,000 feet and are above treeline. With these factors comes increased risks but potential for increased rewards and memories that can last a lifetime.
These climbs cover the state from the Crestones, the Sangre de Cristos, the Mosquito Range, the Collegiates, the Sawatch, the San Juans, the Gores, the Front Range, the Elks, the Indian Peaks, the Mummy Range, the Never Summer Mountains, Rocky Mountain National Park or whatever range you wish to include. Look high and you will find them. You will drive but then you will hike, since most all of these will require some extended approaches. Some will require overnight trips. Nearly all will have season considerations for the majority of climbers.
Weather station 7.6 miles from here
733 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',102],['3 Stars',288],['2 Stars',242],['1 Star',85],['Bomb',5]
Classic Climbing Routes in Alpine Rock
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Alpine Rock:
Featured Route For Alpine Rock
Spear Me the Details 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CO
: Alpine Rock
: ... : Spearhead
This is a magical mystery tour. It has lots of variety including steep face climbing similar to the domes of Tuolumne Meadows. There may be no better face climbing in the Park.The route starts on Middle Earth, which can be accessed by various means.P1. The first pitch of the route proper begins to the right of the Eye of Mordor, a huge, seriously sinister, vertical gouge left of center on Spearhead's east face.The first pitch is easy, taking you to a big ledge. The next pitch climbs straight up...[more] Browse More Classics in CO