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By Anonymous Coward
Jun 27, 2002
Hey hey - a lot of us ex-local Breck climbers put up these routes, including the ones on the lower Hause Rock block - no one seems to be around anymore, including John Sore, Lance Hadfield, and Matt O'Connor, but there is a lot of good climbing to be done up there, not to mention an unfinished Eric Decaria route that splits off of Crystal Ball (12a) on Hause Rock, which could bring Summit County into the early 90's with it's first 5.14.
The Alpenglow wall is very good granite at altitude, although the rates seem to be creeping up. We alsways called the Chockstone Arete about 10c, but it may have changed over the years, but last year it still seemed about that grade. I only say that because the routes up there actually start at 5.7, there is a nice bolte 5.8 and 5.9, so don't avoid it b/c you think it is over your head...
Also check out the good routes on the lower Hummingbird Boulder, the Satellite Wall to the far left of Alpenglow, and most of the routes on Hause Rock. Crystal Ball and the driect start to it, Sky Pilot (12b/c) are really really good...
By Dan Green
Jun 30, 2002
|None of these comments really describe where the rocks are. Is this area on Keystone the ski mountain? If so, where on the mountain? North, South, East , West face? How far up the mountain? Are there trails. Where should I start from to get there? Do these questions seem reasonable? I would just like to go there, as I will be attending a conference at Keystone and want to get some climbing in.|
From: Portland, OR
Jan 30, 2003
|Not sure why the description on the main page of this area didn't help you, but this area is found by getting off I-70 at silverthorne, taking 6 up to keystone and instead of taking the right hand turn into the free lot/River Run area (Gondola Way i think) you continue and take your next right. You'll know you missed the right because the next right is a-basin, hehe, I haven't actually climbed at the area but used to hike up there last winter while waiting for snow working at keystone. Find the turnout just up the road, and start hiking. Good luck.|
By the doctor
May 1, 2006
|There is some great rock to be had if you're in the area. Feel free to contact the staff at the Breckenridge Climbing Wall (970) 453-1734 if you want some local info. There are a few other areas in the county also worth checking out.|
By Scott Miller
From: Denver, CO
May 29, 2006
|Ratings are getting a bit inflated....|