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US Highway 550 Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,000'
Location: 37.96697, -107.66172 View Map  Incorrect?
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North of the Animas Valley scattered along the US Highway 550 corridor there are serveral ice climbs that form. These routes are not the most consistent, but during the right year provide some good climbing. The area classic that should not be missed is Seven Year Itch - steep and exciting climbing up an often thin pillar of ice.

Getting There 

From Durango, take US Highway 550 north through Hermosa. See climbs for more detailed directions.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in US Highway 550

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for US Highway 550:
Highway Robbery   WI3     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For US Highway 550
Rock Climbing Photo: Stepped climb left of center.

Bear Creek Falls WI4  Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : US Highway 550
A nice amphitheater area with 5-6 different lines depending on fatness of ice. Right side is an easy grade three slab, and the other climbs are steeper. All climbs are about 160-200 feet tall. Here are the climbs!Right Side-Easy slabs.Left Side of Slabs-Fat grade 3.Center Climb-The Shangri La, best line, grade 4.Left of Center-Cool stepped climb-grade 4.Far left-Mixed line-Grade 4/M4??Enjoy this hidden area. Conditions for the falls can be checked from US Highway 550 just north of the train ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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