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A Modern Day Interpretation of Mig's Arete/Swallow Arete T 
Atlantis T 
Blacksmiths T 
Brown Pants T 
Buzz Cut  T 
Cloak & Dagger T 
Diagonal Will T 
Ghost Dancer Arete T 
Great White Wall T 
Hotlanta T 
Lauren's Arete T 
Life Aquatic, The T 
Local's Route T 
Lost Boys T 
Lost Cities T 
Newberry's Delight T 
No Country for Old Men T 
Pathfinder T 
Peter Terbush Tower T 
Petit Mal T 
Porcelain Arete T 
Prussian Arete T 
Road Head T 
Rosy Arete/Tourist Route T 
Russian Arete T 
Suffer Pony at the Disco T 
World According to Guppy, The T 
Yellow Submarine T 
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[This side of the impressive Black Canyon of the Gunnison is known for its pleasant, long routes with warmer temperatures. Despite the canyon's steepness and narrowness, these routes have a brighter ambience than some of the neighboring walls across the water. The one disadvantage to climbing on this side is that access is somewhat longer.

All routes here should be considered adventure climbing with challenging rock, rock quality, route finding, runouts, etc.. Assistance, in the event of the unexpected, is difficult to non-existent. Be prepared.

As with most climbing in the area, poison ivy and ticks are hazards during the non-climbing times of your visits here. Some folks have been even known to wear disposable Tivek suits to avoid these diminuitive demons.

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Getting There 

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[The Black Canyon of Gunninson is located approximately 250 miles SW of Denver.

North Rim: 11 miles south of Crawford, via CO Hwy 92 and North Rim Road (closed in winter)

From the East, you can drive to Gunnison US 50, go W. To access the upstream end of the canyon, take CO Hwy 92 at the downstream end of the Blue Mesa Reservoir.

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Weather station 1.9 miles from here

28 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',6],['5.10',11],['5.11',8],['5.12',3],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Rim Routes:
Rosy Arete/Tourist Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 14 pitches   
Lauren's Arete   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, Grade III   
Newberry's Delight   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
Russian Arete   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 6 pitches   
Buzz Cut    5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Great White Wall   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 13 pitches, 1300'   
The World According to Guppy   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 800'   
Ghost Dancer Arete   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   
A Modern Day Interpretation of Mig's Arete/Swallow Arete   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   
Cloak & Dagger   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 6 pitches   
No Country for Old Men   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R     Trad, 14 pitches, 1800'   
Atlantis   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, 16 pitches, 1600'   
Lost Cities   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 11 pitches   
Blacksmiths   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 11 pitches, 1500'   
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A Modern Day Interpretation of Mig's Arete/Swallow Arete 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  CO : Gunnison : ... : North Rim Routes
This is just a continuous 5.10 route. The last pitch is the best Eldo .10+/.11- !P3. After the 1st 2 pitches of Cloak and Dagger, head right into a walk uphill, then climb a slot to face holds and cracks to an alcove belay in a peg band, .10.P4. Continue up another slot to easy, wide, blocky chimney like to a belay ledge, .10-.P5. Climb more face cracks to an awkward move to a ledge jug, then continue up a finger flake to a sloped boulder on the left, belay on the other side of it a...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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