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Jun 15, 2016
Hi! I wonder if anyone can give me some suggestions on some most scenic and fun alpine / multipitch trad routes near Aspen, CO. For the next 4 weeks. Thanks in advance. nuqihzil
Joined Feb 23, 2012
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Jun 17, 2016
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Combining Two Ears and Zanzibar Dihedral is pretty fun and scenic link Jon Banks
From Denver, CO
Joined Nov 1, 2013
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Jun 17, 2016
Thanks, Jon! Are there any other trad routes that have more than 3-4 pitches? Or what mountains would be a good location to look for such a route? Any suggestion is highly appreciated! nuqihzil
Joined Feb 23, 2012
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Jun 18, 2016
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A couple moderates come to mind, but there isn't a whole lot of cragging in the 3+ pitch range. Monitor Rock, at the eastern base of Indy Pass, is probably the tallest crag in the area.

If you're willing to stretch the legs and lungs and get up in the high country a lot more options open up. Capitol and Snowmass Peaks host a handful of long 4th-5th Class routes on pretty clean rock. The Maroon Bells are rotten and often dangerous but the scenery makes up for it.

The Nose on Turkey Rock - 2 pitches:

The other Nose, Monitor Rock - 5 pitches:

It's just a scramble for most folks but good for an alpine adventure - long approach leading to wild exposure:

Haven't been on this but it's long - 8 pitches:
Bryan Gartland
From Helena, MT
Joined Jan 1, 2002
688 points
Jun 18, 2016
Anyone know where to find the beta for the technical routes on Capital? Possibly Jeff Jackson routes? Finishing below the talus. Julius Grisette
From Basalt
Joined Jul 9, 2015
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Jun 19, 2016 S Denny
From Aspen, CO
Joined Sep 25, 2008
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