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North Couloir 

Gilpin Peak Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 13,694'
Location: 37.98665, -107.79307 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Timothy Place on Jun 10, 2014
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There is lots of loose, chossy rock on this peak, as is typical in the San Juans.

Getting There 

Approach from Yankee Boy Basin. Gilpin Peak is the mountain on the South side of the basin, across from Sneffels.

Climbing Season

For the San Juans area.

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Base of the North Couloir on Yankee Boy Basin.

North Couloir AI2-3  Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : Gilpin Peak
This starts out gently at 30 degrees and sweeps up steeper and steeper as it narrows toward the top.The top is split by rock out crops into 3 possible exits, depending the conditions and choice of exit. For example, on June 8, 2014: the left side was guarded by a large, overhanging cornice; the middle chute was 80 degree thin snow from a melted cornice; and the right side was 55-60 degrees of somewhat unconsolidated snow. At some points later in the season it is possible fo...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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