Wolf Creek Pass/San Luis Valley Ice Climbing
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Plenty of places to buy beer. The biggie is the Mexican food. Try the Taqueria and Nino's in Alamosa. The Hungry Logger in South Fork is all right. The SLV Brewing Company brew pub has good microbrews and food.
Classic Routes are anything on Wolf Creek or up above Crestone. Try Treasure Falls, Tasty Freeze or Willow Falls.
As far as History: Jack Hunt (The first American on Chamonix's Supercouloir and Local Badass) and Alan Haverfield were most likely the first ice climbers in the area. Jack and Alan have most of the first ascents too. The Rangers at the Sand Dunes have a few also. A few years back, Jack and a Czech kid, Jacob Gajda, put up lots of insane mixed stuff.
You can get beta at Casa de Madera Sports in Del Norte, or at Kristi Mountain Sports in Alamosa. Both are on Hwy 160.
BOOK:"Life By The Drop: Ice and Mixed Climbs Surrounding Colorado's San Luis Valley" by Jack Hunt.
Classic Climbing Routes at Wolf Creek Pass/San Luis Valley Ice
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