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South Rim  

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Location: 38.44011, -107.38084 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Matt Ledges on Jan 16, 2004
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BETA PHOTO: Blue Mesa Smear from north rim.


As the name would imply, these are all located on the south rim and can be seen from the north from road 92 starting about 4.5-5 miles west of US 50 on road 92.

Note, some of the distinctions between areas changed after the some of the land became a national park.

Getting There 

See Blue Mesa area for detailed directions.

Climbing Season

For the CO Ice & Mixed area.

Weather station 7.7 miles from here

6 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Rim:
Blue Mesa Smear   WI4-5     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch   
The Real Blue Creek   WI4-5     Ice, 2 pitches, 460'   
Curecanti Monster   WI4     Trad, Ice, 5 pitches, 1000'   
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Featured Route For South Rim
The Real Blue Creek route.

The Real Blue Creek WI4-5  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : South Rim
This "elusive" route as described by Jack Roberts in his guide is a great little route. The approach is relatively short --- only 45min. It can be done in two pitches with a 70m rope. P1 is WI3 and P2 is WI 4-5 ice. Great route....great fun. See the photos. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Matt Ledges
Jan 18, 2004
On our trip here on 12/13/03 we noticed a land for sale sign along the pullout road. Not sure what this will do for access issues in the future.We nevertheless kept a low profile and didn't have any problems.
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