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Quandary Peak/Blue Lakes

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Golden Goat Buttress 
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Quandary Peak/Blue Lakes 

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North side of Quandary Peak.
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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

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['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:
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
Golden Goat Buttress.

Goat Urea WI3- M3  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Golden Goat Buttress
Goat Piss is located climber's left of the Golden Goat Buttress in the gully. A good melt freeze cycle with a cold, overcast day is when this route comes in and not for long. Be mindful of avy conditions and goats.P1. WI3 M3 Climb up mixed terrain surmounting chockstones that are the crux and belay on the big, chossy ledge.P2. WI3 M3, 60m. Protect the belay and climb up snice and ice with a few mixed moves. Belay up in rock outcroppings on climber's left where you can then scramble ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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North Face of Quandary in May, during an average-low snow year.
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