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Golden Goat Buttress 
McCullough Gulch 
North Star 
Quandary Ice Crag 

Quandary Peak/Blue Lakes  

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North side of Quandary Peak.

Please respect the mining claims in this area.

Getting There 

Take CO Hwy 9 up Hoosier Pass to County RD 850 up to the lower Blue Lake. In the early season, you can park at a pullout where the road forks, the left fork goes towards a private cabin (do not enter or block) and the right fork goes to upper Blue Lake dam. The Golden Goat Buttress is directly above the fork in the road.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Quandary Peak/Blue Lakes:
Claim Jumper   WI3 M3     Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 2 pitches, 400'   McCullough Gulch
North Star   WI4+ M4-5     Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 5 pitches, 900'   North Star
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Featured Route For Quandary Peak/Blue Lakes
Quandary's north side.

Tommy Knocker Steep Snow  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : McCullough Gulch
This is a great snow climb and an excellent ski descent, perhaps the moderate classic of the peak at about a 45*-50* at the crux! This couloir is located on the east face that makes up the Inwood Arête. From the top, you can easily traverse 2nd class talus/snow into the upper half of the Quandary Couloir to gain the summit....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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