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Sangre De Cristo Mountains

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Sangre De Cristo Mountains  


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N. Face of Blanca. Gash Couloir obvious on left si...

Description 

Believe it or not, alpine ice can be found in the Sangre De Cristos.

Getting There 

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Climbing Season



Weather station 2.5 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Sangre De Cristo Mountains
Just after the last of the ice.

Rocky Mountain Hypergoulotte WI3 M5  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Sangre De Cristo Mountains
Comparable in quality to the better routes in RMNP, this route provides 1100 feet of alpine ice before exiting onto snow and rock climbing. The crux pitch can easily be avoided by climbing in from the right on a snow ramp that crosses the gully.A first easy pitch of alpine ice leads up a very narrow gully to below the crux. As the gully steepens, it becomes more exposed to the sun. Follow it up interesting patchy ice and snice to a short pillar. Once through the pillar you are on the ramp mentio...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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