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Steamboat Springs Rock Climbing 

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Steamboat Springs is well-known for awesome powder, in particular, tree skiing and home to some of the best Nordic ski competitors in the U.S. It is not exactly a destination area for ice climbs. However, there are at least 2 ice climbs in the area. As a result, crowding does occur, but perhaps if locals add more information, the crowds may get spread out. One is a backcountry climb up near the pass...most common name to be added here...and the other is Fish Creek Falls, WI3. However, other ice probably forms in the area.

Getting There 

Steamboat Springs is located in the NW part of the state. From the east, it is probably best accessed via I-70 to Silverthorne, then N on CO Hwy 9 to Kremmling, then US 40 over Rabbit Ears Pass to Steamboat. From the W, US 40 is probably accessed via CO Hwy 131 at Wolcott, or CO Hwy 13 at Rifle through Craig, or CO Hwy 139 to Rangely to CO Hwy 64 to Dinosaur. Then you head E to Steamboat Springs.

Climbing Season

For the CO Ice & Mixed area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Steamboat Springs

Fish Flakes M7  Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Fish Creek Falls
This line heads up the steep, chossy wall to the right of the Falls. The obvious bolt line should be apparent from the base of the frozen falls, right of the alcove. The rock quality is a bit to be desired, but that's what makes for exciting bolt-protected drytooling. A "second pitch" continuation could be installed to take you to the rim of the canyon. It is not a classic by any stretch but might be worth a go if you're down ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Ben Bruestle
From: Pueblo, CO
Mar 27, 2006
A guide on the Coors tour says that Fish Creek Falls is the one on the can.
By Bryan Gartland
From: Helena, MT
Nov 11, 2006
That's interesting. I've always thought Marble Falls in the Crystal Valley is the model for the Coors label.
By clay meier
Jan 4, 2009
Ok, so that sounds great. Most people know how to get to Steamboat. How does one physically get to the falls?
By Armin Colorado
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 5, 2009
Headed there this weekend, anyone have current conditions?

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