Elevation: 12,820 ft
GPS: 39.028, -107.117 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 19,924 total · 117/month
Shared By: Devan Johnson on Aug 1, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

The Chimneys of Treasure are a collection of wild and secluded [alpine] spires in the Elk Mountains ranging from 50 to 300 feet high. The spires hold a number of quality moderate climbs on surprisingly good rock. There are also some steep splitter hand and finger cracks on the Grand Chimney just begging to get climbed. Adventure climbing at its finest!

Although the area has potential for several first ascents, the area has been seeing climbers since the '60s. Outward Bound has been putting students on top of the spires for over 40 years and has kept the area entirely pristine. If you choose to climb at the Chimneys, please follow in this tradition.

Getting There

A concerned member of the MP.com community wrote:

"...the landowner who owns a huge chunk of land, including the approach route described on the site. He was really cool...but asked us not to advertise...[the approach].... In the past, he has given Outward Bound permission to cross his land when they take groups up there to hike and climb...."

It is my suggestion and request that the route approach described be removed in favor of a basic location description that leaves it up to people to figure out how to get there. I know that traditionally people (locals) have approached the Chimneys from the opposite side of the mountain, via the Skyline Mine road/trail. I believe they were doing this to avoid the private property issues. The Chimneys is an adventure destination, to say the least, and I think it would be fair to let people find their way with a map, compass, and sense of adventure."

So, please be respectful of property issues when considering this destination.

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