Elevation: 12,146 ft
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Aug 11, 2005
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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.
V5 6C
 176
The Kind (originally In Your Fac…
Boulder, Alpine
V7 7A+
 128
Tommy's Arete
Boulder, Alpine
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
 97
Little Bear-Blanca Traverse
Trad, Alpine
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
 116
Wham Ridge
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 239
Northeast Ridge
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 223
Ellingwood Ledges
Trad, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 527
South Face
Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 350
Culp-Bossier
Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 478
Casual Route
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 235
The Barb
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 142
The Flying Buttress
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 104
Days of Heaven
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 241
Pervertical Sanctuary
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 96
D7
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 84
Cary Granite
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Kind (originally In You… RMNP - Rock > … > Tyndall Gorge > Emerald Lake
 176
V5 6C Boulder, Alpine
Tommy's Arete RMNP - Rock > … > Lower Chaos Canyon > Automator Boulder
 128
V7 7A+ Boulder, Alpine
Little Bear-Blanca Traverse Sangre de Crist… > Blanca Peak
 97
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Trad, Alpine
Wham Ridge San Juans > Grenadiers > Vestal Peak
 116
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Northeast Ridge RMNP - Rock > Sharkstooth
 239
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Ellingwood Ledges Sangre de Crist… > Crestones
 223
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine
South Face RMNP - Rock > Petit Grepon
 527
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
Culp-Bossier RMNP - Rock > Hallett Peak
 350
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
Casual Route RMNP - Rock > Long's Peak > Diamond
 478
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
The Barb RMNP - Rock > Glacier Gorge > Spearhead
 235
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
The Flying Buttress RMNP - Rock > Mt Meeker
 142
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Days of Heaven RMNP - Rock > Fern Canyon Rocks > Rock Of Ages
 104
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Pervertical Sanctuary RMNP - Rock > Long's Peak > Diamond
 241
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
D7 RMNP - Rock > Long's Peak > Diamond
 96
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Cary Granite Mt Evans > Black Wall
 84
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
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