The Alpine Lite Cliffs Rock Climbing
Nice chimney, eh?
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 ....
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 For the Mt. Evans area.
Weather station 2.6 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Alpine Lite Cliffs
Egressus 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CO
: Alpine Rock
: ... : Easter Island
The feet are less secure at the beginning on the slab. The start takes small pro, but the holds and the available protection get better as the wall gets steeper. There is a big, well-set chockstone about 2/3 of the way up. For the final moves you can layback for 10 feet right below the anchor or you can go left on easier terrain.Style note: the route was inspected on rappel to clean off dangerous, loose blocks. It was first climbed as a solo-TR. Led it a few weeks later.egredior, egressus...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
A seemingly unclimbed face on the Alpine Lite Clif...
Another presumably unclimbed feature on the Alpine...
A view of the Alpine Lite Cliffs from Lower Chicag...