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GPS: 37.96711, -105.58549
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The Sangre de Cristos is a mountain range in Colorado.

Getting There Suggest change

Most of these mountains are approached from the east side (Westcliffe area, South Colony Lake ) or west side (town of Crestone).

Bats - conservation

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See a bat on a route, give a shout. Bats have been reported as high as 12,500'. Climbers for Bat Conservation is working with climbers to understand bat ecology and why bats choose certain cracks and flakes. If you see bats, and want to tell them, here is their email (climbersforbats@colostate.edu) and their website ( climbersforbats.colostate.edu/).

Climbers for Bat Conservation is a collaboration between climbers, bat biologists, and land managers to understand where bats roost and where large populations may reside. They are interested in finding bats because a new disease, called white-nose syndrome ( whitenosesyndrome.org/), has killed millions of bats in North America. This collaboration has identified bat roosts throughout the U.S., and as far away as Norway and Bulgaria. CBC was developed by biologists who climb and they are advocates for climbing access and bat conservation. If you see bats while climbing, please let them know by emailing them at climbersforbats@colostate.edu, or visiting their website to learn more ( climbersforbats.colostate.edu/).

Rob Schorr

Zoologist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program ( sites.warnercnr.colostate.e…)

Director, Climbers for Bat Conservation

Robert.schorr@colostate.edu 

31 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sangre de Cristo Range

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
 8
Red Gully
Trad, Alpine
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
 59
West Ridge and Hourglass Couloir
Trad, Alpine
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow
 31
Northwest Face
Trad, Snow, Alpine 2 pitches
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
 7
South Ridge
Trad, Alpine
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
 27
North Ridge of Kit Carson
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c PG13
 24
Crestone Peak North Buttress
Trad, Alpine
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
 99
Crestone Traverse
Trad, Alpine
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
 4
The MCR Route
Trad, Alpine
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
 151
Little Bear-Blanca Traverse
Trad, Alpine
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
 11
Gash Ridge
Trad, Alpine
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 11
West Ridge Direct
Trad, Alpine
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 276
Ellingwood Ledges
Trad, Alpine
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 13
Septem Virtutum Anima Mea
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 82
The Prow (Kit Carson)
Trad, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
India
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Red Gully Crestones
 8
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Trad, Alpine
West Ridge and Hourglass Co… Little Bear Peak
 59
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Trad, Alpine
Northwest Face Little Bear Peak
 31
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine 2 pitches
South Ridge Music Mountain
 7
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Trad, Alpine
North Ridge of Kit Carson Crestones
 27
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Crestone Peak North Buttress Crestones
 24
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c PG13 Trad, Alpine
Crestone Traverse Crestones
 99
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Trad, Alpine
The MCR Route Little Bear Peak
 4
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Trad, Alpine
Little Bear-Blanca Traverse Blanca Peak
 151
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Trad, Alpine
Gash Ridge Blanca Peak
 11
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Trad, Alpine
West Ridge Direct Little Bear Peak
 11
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, Alpine
Ellingwood Ledges Crestones
 276
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine
Septem Virtutum Anima Mea Crestones
 13
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
The Prow (Kit Carson) Crestones
 82
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad, Alpine
India Crestones
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
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