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Routes in Wolf Creek Pass- West Side

Alpha Male T WI5
Cub, The T WI3
Little (female wolf), The WI4-
Miller's Tale WI4-5
Remus WI4
Romulus WI3+
See Through WI4+
Sheep's Clothing WI4-
Solo Lobo WI5
Tasty Freeze WI4-
Topless WI4
Treasure Falls T WI4-5
Type: Trad, Ice
FA: unknown
Page Views: 2,043 total, 11/month
Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Alpha Male is about 4.5 miles down the west side of Wolf Creek Pass. It is across the canyon from the runaway truck ramp. Of the two definite climbs you'll see, it is the steeper one to the right. Sheep's Clothing is to its left. The easiest, and safest, approach to these climbs is a half hour traverse in from the top.

As for the climb, rappel in for the lead. This year it consists of 3 definite steep sections. Some years it offers no rests. This year there are 2 nice steps to catch your breath on.


This climb takes about 6 screws. The ice is nice and thick, although it may be very brittle since it is on the north facing side of Wolf Creek Canyon. Be careful belaying from the bottom, the slope appears that it could avalanche. There is no avalanche danger above the climb, just below it.

Toprope Protection

Lots of big spruce trees on top for anchors.


Evan S
Erie, CO
Evan S   Erie, CO
This climb is some of the only ice in good shape on WC Pass right now (Jan '09). This year there is one shelf to rest on about 15-20' up, and the rest is vertical plastic with a section of wetness on the right side the last 20' or so. To find it from the top, traverse in from the east on top of the cliff, keep an eye out for a little sub-ridge before the main ridge that separates the cirque from the other climbs farther west, AM is a couple hundred feet from east of this ridge. Jan 6, 2009
Jesse Morehouse
Jesse Morehouse   CO
This climb is always in as it gets virtually no sun all winter. However, it can be wet even in very cold conditions so dress accordingly. Its a great climb and definitely solid for the grade. Can be easily top roped but watch your ends with a 60m rope as that would barely do the job. Jun 12, 2008
Ben Bruestle
Pueblo, CO
Ben Bruestle   Pueblo, CO
Alpha Male is nice and thick. The recent slightly warmer temps make for more easily climbed ice, too. Feb 20, 2002
Ben Bruestle
Pueblo, CO
Ben Bruestle   Pueblo, CO
The quickest and safest approach is to park 3.8 miles down the pass. Traverse in staying at or above this altivation. Feb 3, 2002