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Quandary Peak/Blue Lakes Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.38688, -106.09973 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: North Face of Quandary in May, during an average-l...

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Getting There 

Take CO Hwy 9 up Hoosier Pass to County RD 850 up to the lower Blue Lake. In the early season, you can park at a pullout where the road forks, the left fork goes towards a private cabin (do not enter or block) and the right fork goes to upper Blue Lake dam. The Golden Goat Buttress is directly above the fork in the road.

Climbing Season

For the CO Ice & Mixed area.

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Quandary Peak/Blue Lakes

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Quandary Peak/Blue Lakes:
North Star   WI4+ M4-5     Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 5 pitches, 900'   North Star
Claim Jumper   WI3 M3     Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 2 pitches, 400'   McCullough Gulch
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Featured Route For Quandary Peak/Blue Lakes
Rock Climbing Photo: Quandary's north side.

Tommy Knocker   Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : McCullough Gulch
This is a great snow climb and an excellent ski descent, perhaps the moderate classic of the peak at about a 45*-50* at the crux! This couloir is located on the east face that makes up the Inwood Arête. From the top, you can easily traverse 2nd class talus/snow into the upper half of the Quandary Couloir to gain the summit....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: North side of Quandary Peak.
North side of Quandary Peak.

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