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The Alpine Lite Cliffs Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 11,600'
Location: 36.6125, -105.6309 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Sheridan on Jul 9, 2012
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Description 

The Alpine Lite Cliffs are a northwest-facing group of buttresses and spires that sit just above the Chicago Lakes. Though part of the Mt. Evans massif, the cliffs are technically just below and between the summits of Mt. Warren and Rogers Peak. The formations are somewhat similar in size and nature to Lumpy Ridge but at a higher and cooler elevation and with a shadier aspect. As the name alludes, the routes provide a great alpine setting without much in the way of approach time or commitment, even by Mt. Evans standards. Several mixed routes exist here, including Concrete Shoes Won't Help Ya In Da River, Road Less Warren, and The Road. On our visit on July 1st 2012, we saw no evidence of any rock routes that had been established in the area. More information may ....

Getting There 

Approach by driving to Summit Lake then hiking down to Upper Chicago Lake. From the shore of Upper Chicago Lake, head due east traversing the slope and eventually exposed but easy slabs. From the top of the climbs, simply traverse west back to Summit Lake.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.6 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

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The highlight of this route is the slope-y traverse leftwards. Gear was sparse on the FA which made for a heady lead. Meander left then meander right at the top. A variation through the roof to the left at the top remains an unknown possibility.Style note: Scott led this ground-up. Came back later and cleaned many small rocks out of the cracks. It protects much better now....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: A seemingly unclimbed face on the Alpine Lite Clif...
A seemingly unclimbed face on the Alpine Lite Clif...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another presumably unclimbed feature on the Alpine...
Another presumably unclimbed feature on the Alpine...
Rock Climbing Photo: A view of the Alpine Lite Cliffs from Lower Chicag...
A view of the Alpine Lite Cliffs from Lower Chicag...

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