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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 ....
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.
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Highrise Buttress Left 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Main Wall
The route climbs the left side of the prominant flying buttress at the top of the main Alpine Lite cliffs. Climb the lower right side of the main wall in a few easy pitches. There are easy lines to be had towards the right side and likely some more enjoyable lines to be had further left. Either way, gain the ledge at the base of the flying buttress.Climb the left face of the flying buttress on thin, discontinuous cracks left of the sharp arete. Eventually gain a right-facing corner and conti...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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