Sangre De Cristo Mountains Rock Climbing
N. Face of Blanca. Gash Couloir obvious on left si...
Believe it or not, alpine ice can be found in the Sangre De Cristos.
See the summer descriptions.
Climbing Season For the CO Ice & Mixed area.
Weather station 2.5 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Sangre De Cristo Mountains
WI4 M5 Colorado
: CO Ice & Mixed
: ... : Sangre De Cristo Mountains
This is the obvious couloir on the North face of Blanca peak that leads up to the namesake "Gash" on the Gash Ridge. Mostly snow and ice with a rock finish. It is an incredible, intimidating feature that was absolutely packed with ice when we climbed it on 6/15/09. Steep, sustained, beautiful. Spectacular top-out onto Gash ridge. Begin with several hundred feet of steep snow and easy ice to where things steepen. Set a belay in shattered rock (careful). Lead up and right up 70-80 degree ice for 3...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado