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Routes in Babcock Peak

Babcock Peak 4 Summit Traverse T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Knife, The T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
Right Couloir from Boren Creek T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13
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Type: Trad, Alpine, 1000 ft, Grade IV
FA: unknown
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Shared By: CDC on Sep 10, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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The Knife is a long classic ridge between Spiller Peak and the West summit of Babcock Peak. The best route on this ridge is on the top except for the pinnacle near the top of Spiller which is skirted on the north.


The route is the ridge between Spiller Peak and the West summit of Babcock Peak.

Approach via the Boren Creek side. It is best to climb from Spiller toward Babcock, but it can be done either way. Expect loose rock going up and descending with the ridge being the most compact rock.


None required. The ridge involves some interesting scrambling and exposure, but most people do not need a rope.
Kevin Sainio
Durango, CO
Kevin Sainio   Durango, CO
Some more photos and a different way of accessing this route.… Jul 20, 2012

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