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Jan 13, 2016
Hello!

My name is Vince, my sister and I will be passing through Colorado during JULY 2016 via I-70 with a tent, double rack, and a few days to spare. The amount of climbing areas along 70 on MP are overwhelming, so I'm reaching out for any recommendations folks more knowledgeable of the area may have. I'm looking for classic trad lines from 5.7 to 5.11 that are relatively close to I-70. I'm open to any suggestions, thank you!
Vince Buffalini
From Las Vegas, Nevada
Joined Oct 6, 2014
58 points
Jan 13, 2016
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I haven't climbed there yet, but Mt. Evans would be a good bet for July. I spent my youth on Guanella Pass. The absolutely love everything about it up there, except for the changes in the last 3 years to the pass and camping accessibility. If you want something remote, that place is no longer it. But you can get every other mountain thing you could want out of a trip to Mt. Evans. Eliot Augusto
From Boulder, CO
Joined Dec 29, 2013
79 points
Jan 13, 2016
Vince, check out No Name Canyon, just east of Glenwood Springs. Parking is 3 minutes off the highway, climbs are 5 minutes from the car. Do the routes on the CMC Buttresses - almost all of them are worthy and right in your target grades - and you have yourself a day. Shade in the morning. J Achey
Joined Aug 28, 2009
156 points
Jan 13, 2016
While not a trad route, check out Royal flush in frisco. It's literally right off the interstate, has a quick approach, and over 1000 ft of vert gain. All the beta needed is on MP. Unassigned User
Joined Dec 31, 1969
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Jan 14, 2016
I agree with Royal Flush on Mt. Royal in the town of Frisco, if your passing by. Just dont get stuck behind a slower group. And No Name Canyon has many routes on some fairly stable rock. Thomas Ney
Joined Nov 1, 2015
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Jan 14, 2016
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Otto's Route in CO National Monument is just a few miles off of the road if it happens to be unusually cool weather. Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
24,851 points
Jan 14, 2016
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A few days to spare? Just swing down to independence pass. Tons of good lines.

Evans is better for multipitch trad, certainly.
Phil Lauffen
From The Bubble
Joined Jun 20, 2008
2,508 points
Jan 14, 2016
Hey everyone thanks for the great feedback! I got exactly what I was looking for. Mt. Evans looks perfect and Royal Flush looks like a great time... thanks again fellas
Climb On!
Vince Buffalini
From Las Vegas, Nevada
Joined Oct 6, 2014
58 points
Jan 20, 2016
There is that book that Semi-rad wrote, you will like that. Classic Front Range Trad Climbs Paul Sobczak
Joined Aug 28, 2015
0 points
Jan 20, 2016
Sweet Sunday Serenade and Questions and Answers, both of which are in Unaweep Canyon and both on mountain project. If you jump off of I 70 in Palisade it's not too far. jordanlister
From Hoback, WY
Joined Nov 25, 2012
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