Crested Butte Rock Climbing
The mountains around Crested Butte have the occasional ice route that can be found early season while access is still easy and before they become covered by snow.
Most routes can be found north of town in the Paradise Divide area or in Taylor Canyon.
Weather station 1.0 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Crested Butte
: CO Ice & Mixed
: Crested Butte
This is a decent, mixed chimney climb close to the road and to town. We did it in January with powdery snow and winter conditions, so the ice was thin and sporadic at best but still offered good climbing. There might be more ice towards spring.Scramble a few hundred feet up snow past one ledge to where the couloir narrows down. Pitch 1, M4, ascends runnels and corners to a small chockstone crux. Belay above the chockstone. Pitch 2, M5, follows a steep, narrow chimney/dihedral to the topout.Hike ...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado