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Areas in 10 Mile Canyon

Cache Wall, The 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Diamond Wall, The 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Dome, The 12 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Halfway Rock 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Mount Royal (near Frisco) 3 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Officer's Gulch West 1 / 14 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Officer's Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Shire, The 0 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Sunshine Buttess (aka Wichita Wall) 12 / 10 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
White Cliff 5 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19

Description [Suggest Change]

10 Mile Canyon is the stretch of road on I-70 between Frisco and Copper Mountain. There are several crags on this 5 mile section of I-70. The rock is is a mixture of alpine gneiss and granite with varying degrees of quality. Much cleaning is needed to establish new routes in this area.

Click here for an archived guide to the area.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Take I-70 past Frisco and short of Copper Mountain.

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Classic Climbing Routes at 10 Mile Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 33
Easy Redhead
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 38
Dirty Blonde
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
Blitz Girls
Trad, Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 27
Logan's Run
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 28
Face-it
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 42
Zebra
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 33
Ain't Misbehavin'
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 323
Royal Flush
Sport 8 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 36
Parallel Universe
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 42
Funky Gunky
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 29
Dirty Downs
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 26
Corner Route
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 41
Aces High
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
Trinity
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Thunder Buffalo
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Easy Redhead White Cliff
 33
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Dirty Blonde White Cliff
 38
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Blitz Girls White Cliff
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Logan's Run Officer's Gulch West
 27
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Face-it Officer's Gulch West
 28
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Zebra White Cliff
 42
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Ain't Misbehavin' White Cliff
 33
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Royal Flush Mount Royal (near Fri…
 323
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 8 pitches
Parallel Universe White Cliff
 36
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Funky Gunky White Cliff
 42
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Dirty Downs Officer's Gulch West
 29
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Corner Route Officer's Gulch West
 26
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Aces High Mount Royal (near Fri…
 41
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Trinity Officer's Gulch West
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Thunder Buffalo Cache Wall
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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a.brown
Boise, ID
a.brown   Boise, ID
I heard that there is a bolted route on Red Peak next to Silverthorne. I heard it was about 1500 feet! Anyone know about this climb? I would love to find out more! Please. May 23, 2011
bryan dalpes
Livingston, MT
bryan dalpes   Livingston, MT
Does anyone know about a possible ice/mixed climb maybe a quarter mile (or less) west of Royal Flush? I've seen ice in a chimney 5-600' feet up the slope. Was curious if anyone has ventured up to check it out? Feb 1, 2012
Sunshine11 Lovas
Silverthorne, CO
Sunshine11 Lovas   Silverthorne, CO
Anyone know of there are established routes on the SE-facing cliffs at the base of Red Peak? Know if there is a guide? What the name of those cliffs are? Much appreciated! Oct 22, 2014
Andy Renz
Boulder, Colorado
Andy Renz   Boulder, Colorado
Hey all, I may have left a size 43 Katana lace up a few days back either in a rest stop between Dillon and Frisco or in a parking area on 10 Mile Drive, just behind a Taco Bell. If you guys find it, I'll supply some reward $$$ or a 6-pack!

Get in touch with me at 3077304933 or, if I don't have service, shoot me an email at andyrenz5@gmail.com.

Thanks! Nov 16, 2017

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