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Areas in Crested Butte

Avery Peak 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Crystal 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Mt. Crested Butte 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Skyland Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 51 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 51
Access Issue: Parking is not allowed in the Skyland residential district, please do not park there. Details

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The Skyland Boulders in Crested Butte have been called some of the finest in Colorado. They are located along the Upper Loop trail, which skirts the base of Mt. Crested Butte.

Please be sure to access the boulders correctly. In addition to not parking in the Skyland residential area, there are a couple other considerations.

The best way to access the boulders is via bicycle (or hiking) the Tony's Trail, which leads right up to the Hone Stone. This is easily found by taking Elk Ave. east, until it turns into a dirt road (there is a large parking lot at the 4 way by the Chamber of Commerce to park your vehicle). Dogs are not allowed on this trail, however, and climbers have received fines for having dogs in this area, as it is used for ranching.

If you do have dogs and want to bring them up, the best way to do that is to access the Skyland Boulders from the town of Mt. Crested Butte, via the Upper Loop. A parking area is available on Hunter Hill Rd.

In addition to the Skyland Boulders, there are several fine areas in the greater Gunnison Valley, including Taylor Canyon, Spring Creek Canyon, Hartman Rocks, and the mighty Black Canyon.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Crested Butte

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 18
Blunt Boy
Boulder
V2 5+
 12
Right El Skyland
Boulder
V3 6A
 21
The Wave
Boulder
V4 6B
 19
Wedge Arete
Boulder
V4 6B
 8
All Hands on Deck
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 12
Center el Skyland
Boulder
V5 6C
 14
Portrait of an Artist
Boulder
V5 6C
 11
J-crack
Boulder
V5 6C
 9
Crimps on the East Side
Boulder
V6 7A
 8
Longshot
Boulder
V6 7A
 9
Weeping Warrior/Berholtz Arete
Boulder
V6 7A
 7
Dirty Business aka Tropic of Capricorn
Boulder
V7 7A+
 10
Atomic Tick Fever
Boulder
V9 7C
 5
Supernatural
Boulder
V10 7C+
 3
Atomic Tick Fever (Sit Start)
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Blunt Boy Skyland Boulders > Joint Boulder
 18
V1 5 Boulder
Right El Skyland Skyland Boulders > High Times
 12
V2 5+ Boulder
The Wave Skyland Boulders > Wave
 21
V3 6A Boulder
Wedge Arete Skyland Boulders > Wedge Arete
 19
V4 6B Boulder
All Hands on Deck Skyland Boulders > Battleship Boulder
 8
V4 6B Boulder
Center el Skyland Skyland Boulders > High Times
 12
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Portrait of an Artist Skyland Boulders > Red Sky Boulder aka P…
 14
V5 6C Boulder
J-crack Skyland Boulders > High Times
 11
V5 6C Boulder
Crimps on the East Side Skyland Boulders > Hone Stone
 9
V5 6C Boulder
Longshot Skyland Boulders > Joint Boulder
 8
V6 7A Boulder
Weeping Warrior/Berholtz Arete Skyland Boulders > Hone Stone
 9
V6 7A Boulder
Dirty Business aka Tropic o… Skyland Boulders > Battleship Boulder
 7
V6 7A Boulder
Atomic Tick Fever Skyland Boulders > Hone Stone
 10
V7 7A+ Boulder
Supernatural Skyland Boulders > Supernatural Boulder
 5
V9 7C Boulder
Atomic Tick Fever (Sit Start) Skyland Boulders > Hone Stone
 3
V10 7C+ Boulder
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