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Routes in US Highway 550

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This is a beautiful area just south of Ouray as you go up to Red Mountain Pass. Classic routes such as Sunsplash, Bear Creek Falls, Horsetail Falls, Wild Horses, and Solar Circus are along this road. Major avalanche risk exists after signficant snow falls. Beware of big bowls above these climbs. Sun aspect may be important to consider here.

Getting There

This area is South of Ouray along US Highway 550 up to Red Mountain Pass. Climbs are generally visible from the road. Approaches are generally short.

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Classic Climbing Routes at US Highway 550

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Record highs in the area, ice is melting, again. Lets hope the weather changes soon. Nov 20, 2003

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