Description

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.

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Getting There

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
 36
Easy Redhead
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 49
Dirty Blonde
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
Logan's Run
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 36
Face-it
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 48
Zebra
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 39
Ain't Misbehavin'
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 358
Royal Flush
Sport 8 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 36
Hard Monkey
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 38
Parallel Universe
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 43
Funky Gunky
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 36
Dirty Downs
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 40
Simul I
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 46
Aces High
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 25
Trinity
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 35
Corner Route
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Easy Redhead White Cliff
 36
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Dirty Blonde White Cliff
 49
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Logan's Run Officer's Gulch West
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Face-it Officer's Gulch West
 36
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Zebra White Cliff
 48
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Ain't Misbehavin' White Cliff
 39
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Royal Flush Mt Royal (near Frisco)
 358
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 8 pitches
Hard Monkey White Cliff
 36
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Parallel Universe White Cliff
 38
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Funky Gunky White Cliff
 43
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Dirty Downs Officer's Gulch West
 36
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Simul I Officer's Gulch West
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Aces High Mt Royal (near Frisco)
 46
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Trinity Officer's Gulch West
 25
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Corner Route Officer's Gulch West
 35
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a 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
Jackson, WY
Andy Renz   Jackson, WY
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