Gunnison River Valley Climbing
|Shared By:||Greg Sievers on Feb 17, 2009|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThere are endless, wicked, multi-pitch lines on the entire south-facing wall, all along the 13 mile long road south of Lake City, toward Sherman. Likely very ephemeral. There are a few plums to be picked, but they may involve crossing private property? especially Sunshine Falls.
For Invisible Ice, it's 0.5 miles south of Lake San Cristobal.
Ski or hike up the tree'd gully left of the scree slope. (Scree may be snow covered on a big snow year). Ascend 500 vertical feet, aiming for the left end of the visible wall above. One hour should get you there. At the base of the wall, traverse right 1/4 mile to the base of the ice. It may get a little sun in the afternoon.
Getting There6 miles south of Lake City on CR-3 (1/2 mile west of the intersection of CR7 & CR-33)(half way to Sherman). There is a parking pull off on the left about 200 yards south/past the start gully. (This is also immediately south of the small, cliffed corridor you drive through along the river).
Cross the River and beeline it for the cliff band above. Ascend in the trees, left of the image posted here.
Classic Climbing Routes at Gunnison River Valley
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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