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Babcock Peak 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 3
Blanca Peak 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 3
Buffalo Mountain 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Capitol Peak 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 4
Chimneys of Treasure 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Citadel, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Crestones, The 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 9
Ellingwood Point 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Fletcher Peak to Atlantic Peak 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Fluted Peak 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 1 / 1
Frasco's Toe 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Gore Mountain Range 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 10
Grizzly Peak 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Holy Cross Wilderness 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Indian Peaks 46 / 0 / 1 / 7 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 65 / 65
La Plata 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 3
Little Bear Peak 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 3
Maroon Bells 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 4
Mount of the Holy Cross 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Mt. Bierstadt 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Mt. Evans 84 / 9 / 2 / 112 / 1 / 6 / 1 / 206 / 206
Northern San Juans 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 1 / 13 / 13
Pacific Peak 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Pyramid Peak 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 4
Quandary Peak 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 7
RMNP - Rock 289 / 10 / 0 / 126 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 396 / 426
Rolling Mountain 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
San Juans 42 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 2 / 2 / 0 / 46 / 46
Sawtooth Ridge, Mt. Bierstadt/Evans combo 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Tenmile Range 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 3
Tijeras Peak 6 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 6
Torrey's Peak 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 4

Description

This "area" is for alpine rock climbing in Colorado. Alpine is probably the true "Mountain" Project terrain. These routes truly lie in the mountains. This is the terrain of the alpinist, the all-arounder. Generally here, you must be comfortable in whatever the environment will throw at you.

Alpine is the home of the marmots and pikas in the warmer months. In the colder months, this is the land of the frozen. Scattered here is the terrain in which weather, exposure, season, loose rock, ice, snow, route-finding, lightning, precipitation, and altitude can dramatically affect one's experience. All these climbs involve heights of at least 8,000 feet and are above treeline. With these factors comes increased risks but potential for increased rewards and memories that can last a lifetime.

Getting There

These climbs cover the state from the Crestones, the Sangre de Cristos, the Mosquito Range, the Collegiates, the Sawatch, the San Juans, the Gores, the Front Range, the Elks, the Indian Peaks, the Mummy Range, the Never Summer Mountains, Rocky Mountain National Park or whatever range you wish to include. Look high and you will find them. You will drive but then you will hike, since most all of these will require some extended approaches. Some will require overnight trips. Nearly all will have season considerations for the majority of climbers.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Alpine Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
The Ladder
Boulder, Alpine
V5 6C
The Kind (originally In Your Face, th…
Boulder, Alpine
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
Wham Ridge
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Northeast Ridge
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ellingwood Ledges
Trad, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
South Face
Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Culp-Bossier
Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Syke's Sickle
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Casual Route
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
The Flying Buttress
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Directissima
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
The Barb
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Days of Heaven
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Good Evans
Trad, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pervertical Sanctuary
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
The Ladder Mt. Evans > … > Area A > Bierstadt Area V2 5+ Boulder, Alpine
The Kind (originally In You… RMNP - Rock > … > Tyndall Gorge > Emerald Lake V5 6C Boulder, Alpine
Wham Ridge San Juans > Grenadiers > Vestal Peak 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Northeast Ridge RMNP - Rock > Sharkstooth 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Ellingwood Ledges Crestones 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine
South Face RMNP - Rock > Petit Grepon 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
Culp-Bossier RMNP - Rock > Hallett Peak 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
Syke's Sickle RMNP - Rock > Glacier Gorge > Spearhead 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Casual Route RMNP - Rock > Long's Peak > Diamond 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
The Flying Buttress RMNP - Rock > Mt. Meeker 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Directissima RMNP - Rock > Long's Peak > Chasm View Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
The Barb RMNP - Rock > Glacier Gorge > Spearhead 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Days of Heaven RMNP - Rock > Fern Canyon Rocks > Rock Of Ages 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Good Evans Mt. Evans > Black Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Alpine
Pervertical Sanctuary RMNP - Rock > Long's Peak > Diamond 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
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George Perkins
The Dungeon, NM
George Perkins   The Dungeon, NM
As I've been looking for mountain climbs to do recently, I'll suggest this page would be a bit more user-friendly with a bit more re-organization of sub-areas. I'll suggest the below as a start, similar to how its done in the 14er guides, but keeping individual Front Range areas separated.

1) Tenmile Range
----all currently listed areas
----Fletcher Peak to Atlantic Peak
----Pacific Peak
----Quandary Peak
2) Sawatch Range (needs a new page)
----Frasco's Toe
----Grizzly Peak
----Holy Cross Wilderness
--------Mount of the Holy Cross
----La Plata
3) Elk Mountains (needs a new page)
----Capitol Peak
----Chimneys of Treasure
----Maroon Bells
----Pyramid Peak
4) San Juans
----All currently listed areas
----Babcock Peak
----Rolling Mountain
----All peaks from Northern San Juans
5) Sangre de Cristo Range (needs a new page)
----Blanca Peak
----The Crestones
----Ellingwood Point
----Fluted Peak
----Little Bear Peak
----Tijeras Peak
6) Gore Mountain Range
----All currently listed areas
----Buffalo Mountain – move to the Buffalo Mtn page already listed under Gore

These are the Front Range areas:

7) Indian Peaks -as is
8) Mt. Evans
----All currently listed areas
----Sawtooth Ridge, Mt. Bierstadt/Evans combo
9) RMNP - Rock –as is
10) Torrey's Peak – doesn’t really fit in other areas
11) The Citadel – doesn’t really fit in other areas
12-100) Other areas/ranges as they get posted, e.g. (Pikes Peak, etc.) Jul 22, 2016

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