The Alpine Lite Cliffs Rock Climbing
Another presumably unclimbed feature on the Alpine...
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.
Weather station 2.6 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For The Alpine Lite Cliffs
Perennials 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
: Alpine Rock
: ... : Main Wall
Perennials is a ground-up established alpine route that exists as a 4 pitch variation (and direct start) to the last pitch of "Moss and Choss."To the left of the large gully, which leads to other routes in the Main Area, exists a somewhat obvious face climbing passage below 3 moss-fill crack systems. Start here.Pitch 1. Climb up without protection towards the most prominent and leftmost dihedral system, and place protection (remember to extend). Start t...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
A view of the Alpine Lite Cliffs from Lower Chicag...
A seemingly unclimbed face on the Alpine Lite Clif...