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Teakettle Mountain Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 13,819'
Location: 38.00061, -107.762 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Teakettle is on the left. Cross the road and start...


Teakettle Mountain is a seldom visited alpine peak with a technical summit block. It is ranked #98 in Colorado and #149 in the USA, which includes Alaska.

Gain the ridgeline between Coffeepot and Potosi, from the scree slopes below. Once on the ridge, a climber's trail can be followed. When I climbed Teakettle, I went up and down by a different path, on occasional game trails - nothing substantial. See the Southeast Ridge description for more information and photos.

Getting There 

From the south of Ouray, take County Road 361, and drive 7.7 miles to the Yankee Boy Basin trailhead. Park near the biological waste conversion system. You can see the summit from here. See the photo.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Teakettle Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Teakettle Mountain:
Southeast Ridge    Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Teakettle Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: The 40' technical section shown.

Southeast Ridge Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c  Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : Teakettle Mountain
This is a route to the summit of Teakettle Mountain. See the photo of the route.The upper chimney section felt a bit harder than the first part of the route, with much more exposure. If you are not interested in peak bagging, you would hate this. The 3rd class scramble to get to this point is made of unstable scree, and if you are only interested in the climbing, you would have turned back already. It's a long approach for a short bit of climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pass Coffeepot on the left (south) side, to approa...
BETA PHOTO: Pass Coffeepot on the left (south) side, to approa...
Rock Climbing Photo: Teakettle summit.
BETA PHOTO: Teakettle summit.

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