Elevation: 7,505 ft
GPS: 38.675, -106.047 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 517 total · 32/month
Shared By: Jericho H on Sep 29, 2018
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Access Issue: This area is accessed by water only or by walking up from the Hecla Junction along the railroad. Details

Description

This crag is located in Browns Canyon National Monument. The Staircase area is packed full of climbing opportunities. The whole canyon is metamorphic gneiss. The Park Service has implemented a $3 per person fee on the river or a $7 vehicle charge. This is paid at the put in. ALL PEOPLE ACCESSING CANYON NEED TO PAY THIS FEE IF USING THE CANYON. The Park Service is a good operation in this part of the state. Make it easy on yourself. They are constantly monitoring put ins and take outs.

Getting There

Driving to Buena Vista, if using US 285 from Denver, take it all the way to BV. Buena Vista can be accessed by I-70. Take I-70 to Copper Mountain, and exit for US Highway 24 to Leadville. Once on US 24, you will drive an hour and then be in Buena Vista. From Buena Vista, go south on US 24. All along the highway is the Arkansas River. The main access for boats is Fisherman's Bridge approximately 6 miles south from town. The best approach of this area by foot would be Hecla Junction. You will have to find a river crossing. At low water, it is easier just below the concrete ramp. At high water, find a ferry. The cable running across the river is a gauge NOT a Tyrolean traverse.

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