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The Alpine Lite Cliffs Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 11,600'
Location: 36.6125, -105.6309 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Chris Sheridan on Jul 9, 2012
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The Alpine Lite Cliffs are a northwest-facing group of buttresses and spires that sit just above the Chicago Lakes. Though part of the Mt. Evans massif, the cliffs are technically just below and between the summits of Mt. Warren and Rogers Peak. The formations are somewhat similar in size and nature to Lumpy Ridge but at a higher and cooler elevation and with a shadier aspect. As the name alludes, the routes provide a great alpine setting without much in the way of approach time or commitment, even by Mt. Evans standards. Several mixed routes exist here, including Concrete Shoes Won't Help Ya In Da River, Road Less Warren, and The Road. On our visit on July 1st 2012, we saw no evidence of any rock routes that had been established in the area. More information may ....

Getting There 

Approach by driving to Summit Lake then hiking down to Upper Chicago Lake. From the shore of Upper Chicago Lake, head due east traversing the slope and eventually exposed but easy slabs. From the top of the climbs, simply traverse west back to Summit Lake.

Climbing Season

For the Mt. Evans area.

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For The Alpine Lite Cliffs
Rock Climbing Photo: P1 (photo from Chris Sheridan).

The German and the Scot 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Main Wall
P1. Climb the main crack on the north face which widens to ~4" through a roof (OW crux). Belay at a small foot ledge about 25' higher (it takes a #2 & #3 Camalot) (5.9+)?P2. Continue up a double cracks and commit to a layback (5.10a) before crossing to the crack on the left. At a 4" horizontal, head left around the arête. Enjoy the 360° view as you follow the edge (5.9) to an absolutely perfect belay nook.P3. This is a short pitch: Begin with a fist crack that joins a left-facing d...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: A view of the Alpine Lite Cliffs from Lower Chicag...
A view of the Alpine Lite Cliffs from Lower Chicag...
Rock Climbing Photo: A seemingly unclimbed face on the Alpine Lite Clif...
A seemingly unclimbed face on the Alpine Lite Clif...
Rock Climbing Photo: Nice chimney, eh?
Nice chimney, eh?

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