Elevation: 10,451 ft
GPS: 39.633, -105.709 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 6, 2009 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Guanella Pass is host to a few good climbing crags and a large number of sub-alpine boulders, which is a principal reason for posting it here. Crags and boulders are scattered along the road south out of Georgetown. A large number of crags can be found on the Grant side of the pass, but from my own recon most of these are pretty friable and not too attractive as boulders. In the last several years many very good boulder problems have been established making GP a reasonable destination for a day trip out of Denver/Golden. The road out of Georgetown is largely easy for most passenger cars, although the pass itself can be a little rough and better done in 4 wheel (NB: many years ago we took a VW Beetle over the pass, so anything is possible). The pass is subject to closure, which is the present situation, but this does not preclude acccess to many of the boulders. While roped climbing may never be really extensive, it is still developing and some fine routes have already been established.

Getting There

GP connects Georgetown and the little hamlet of Grant via FR381. Approach from the Grant side is via US 285, which will also provide ready access to several hiking trails into the Mt. Evans Wilderness.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Guanella Pass

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 69
Warm-Up Arete
Boulder, Alpine
V1 5
 50
Shorty Arete
Boulder, Alpine
V2 5+
 72
Chalk Block
Boulder, Alpine
V2 5+
 49
Far Right SDS
Boulder, Alpine
V3 6A
 84
Warm-Up Arete
Boulder, Alpine
V3 6A
 63
Sit Starts Matter
Boulder, Alpine
V4 6B
 48
Chalk Block Left
Boulder, Alpine
V4 6B
 57
Trailside Problem
Boulder, Alpine
V5 6C
 41
Ninja Pony Ride
Boulder, Alpine
V5 6C
 46
Face Problem
Boulder, Alpine
V6 7A
 52
Guanella Arete
Boulder, Alpine
V6 7A
 60
Traverse
Boulder, Alpine
V7 7A+
 99
Compression Matters
Boulder, Alpine
V8 7B
 41
Love Matters
Boulder, Alpine
V10 7C+
 18
Crimping Matters
Boulder, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Warm-Up Arete 7 Mile Boulders > Warm-Up Block Two
 69
V1 5 Boulder, Alpine
Shorty Arete 7 Mile Boulders > Warm-Up Block One
 50
V1 5 Boulder, Alpine
Chalk Block 7 Mile Boulders > Warm-Up Block Two
 72
V2 5+ Boulder, Alpine
Far Right SDS 7 Mile Boulders > Main Warm-Ups
 49
V2 5+ Boulder, Alpine
Warm-Up Arete 7 Mile Boulders > Warm-Up Block Three
 84
V3 6A Boulder, Alpine
Sit Starts Matter 7 Mile Boulders > Main Warm-Ups
 63
V3 6A Boulder, Alpine
Chalk Block Left 7 Mile Boulders > Warm-Up Block Two
 48
V4 6B Boulder, Alpine
Trailside Problem 7 Mile Boulders > Main Warm-Ups
 57
V4 6B Boulder, Alpine
Ninja Pony Ride 7 Mile Boulders > Bessie
 41
V5 6C Boulder, Alpine
Face Problem 7 Mile Boulders > Main Warm-Ups
 46
V5 6C Boulder, Alpine
Guanella Arete 7 Mile Boulders > Warm-Up Block One
 52
V6 7A Boulder, Alpine
Traverse 7 Mile Boulders > Main Warm-Ups
 60
V6 7A Boulder, Alpine
Compression Matters 7 Mile Boulders > Mind Matters Boulder
 99
V7 7A+ Boulder, Alpine
Love Matters 7 Mile Boulders > Love Matters Boulder
 41
V8 7B Boulder, Alpine
Crimping Matters 7 Mile Boulders > Mind Matters Boulder
 18
V10 7C+ Boulder, Alpine
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