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Between the Bridges

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Brass Tacks T 
Crossover T 
Grandma's Glass Pony Shop 
Hole (Wildebeest?), The 
OD'd On Ice 
Pipeline Direct 
Root Canal T 
Water Crossing 

Between the Bridges Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,900'
Location: 38.01606, -107.67367 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Feb 8, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Brass Tacks area, as I understand it.


This is a subarea created for better organization. It will include routes in between the bridges. Obviously, with an ice park, the routes will vary with spigot proliferation; however, much of this terrain has already been filled in, but then again, there are bolts for mixed routes.

For the time being, these routes will include: Extreme Dream to Wildebeest.

This area is the tightest section of the canyon, so very little light enters this section. Also, open water at the base can soak unwary ropes or climbers. Be prepared.

Getting There 

Hike up to the ice park, or drive and park. Then go between the bridges. Most of the uphill area of this section is designated for lead climbing only. Most everyone will need to rappel in to climb these routes; however, if you're down in the canyon below the lower bridge, you just might be able to tip toe up to the ice...but I wouldn't count on that.


A. Extreme Dream, WI5-6, 1p, screws.
B. 2002 Men's Comp Route, M9, 1p, bolts.
C. Grandma's Glass Pony Shop, WI5-6, 1p, screws.
D. Root Canal, WI5-6, 1p, 120', screws.
E. Deez Nutz, M6, 1p, bolts.
F. Brothers in Arms, M8+, 1p, bolts.
G. Eight Mile, M9, 1p, bolts.
H. OD'd on Ice, WI5-6, 1p, 120'.
I. Le Pissoir, WI5, 1p, screws.
J. New Piller, WI5, 1p, screws.
K. Tractor Pull, M7 WI5, 1p, screws.
L. Arachnid, M7+, 1p, bolts.
M. 2004 Comp Route, M9-10 WI4, 1p, bolts & screws.
N. Chris' Crash, WI5, 1p, screws.
O. Fight Club, M7, 1p, bolts.
P. Brass Tacks Left, WI4-5, 120', 1p, screws.
Q. Brass Tacks Center, WI4-5, 120', 1p, screws.
R. Brass Tacks Right, WI4-5, 120', 1p, screws.
S. Pipeline Direct, WI4, 1p, 100', screws.
T. Water Crossing, WI4-5, 1p, 80', screws.
U. Crossover, WI4-5, 100', 1p, screws.
V1. Wildebeest, M9, 1p, 80', bolts & screws (may be same as Paleo Man?).
V2. The Hole (Wildebeest?), 1p, screw or TR.

Climbing Season

For the Uncompahgre Gorge aka Ouray Ice Park area.

Weather station 0.5 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Between the Bridges

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Between the Bridges:
Brass Tacks   WI4-5     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 120'   
Root Canal   WI5     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 120'   
OD'd On Ice   WI5     Ice, 1 pitch, 120'   
Grandma's Glass Pony Shop   WI5 R     Ice, 1 pitch, 180'   
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