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10 Mile Canyon

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10 Mile Canyon  


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Elevation: 9,200'
Location: 39.5559, -106.13165 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Drew Spaulding on Jul 5, 2010
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Description 

10 Mile Canyon is the stretch of road on I-70 between Frisco and Copper Mountain. There are several crags on this 5 mile section of I-70. The rock is is a mixture of alpine gneiss and granite with varying degrees of quality. Much cleaning is needed to establish new routes in this area.

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Getting There 

Take I-70 past Frisco and short of Copper Mountain.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.3 miles from here

74 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',26],['2 Stars',38],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',14],['5.8',13],['5.9',15],['5.10',16],['5.11',9],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 10 Mile Canyon:
C'est Le Pied   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   The Dome
Zig Zag   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 240'   Sunshine Buttess (aka Wichi...
Handy Andy   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   The Dome
CBU   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   The Dome
Rookies' Demise   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Officer's Gulch West
Drive by Truckers   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   The Dome
Blitz Girls   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Zebra   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Hard Monkey   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
The Gecko   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Sunshine Buttess (aka Wichi...
Royal Flush   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 8 pitches, 1500'   Mount Royal (near Frisco)
Funky Gunky   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Cliff
Aces High   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   Mount Royal (near Frisco)
Trinity   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Officer's Gulch West
Paranoid   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Halfway Rock
Overhangutang   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   White Cliff
Once Bitten   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Halfway Rock
Das Krankenhaus   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Halfway Rock
The Exfoliator   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   White Cliff
Godzilla   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Halfway Rock
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Featured Route For 10 Mile Canyon
The rope is through the draws on Paranoid. The bolts of Das Krankenhaus are visible on the left.

Paranoid 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Halfway Rock
Climb past slabby rock and an odd sequence to the second bolt. Another thin section beneath the roof leads to better hold. Test holds in the roof....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By a.brown
May 23, 2011
I heard that there is a bolted route on Red Peak next to Silverthorne. I heard it was about 1500 feet! Anyone know about this climb? I would love to find out more! Please.
By bryan dalpes
From: Livingston, MT
Feb 1, 2012
Does anyone know about a possible ice/mixed climb maybe a quarter mile (or less) west of Royal Flush? I've seen ice in a chimney 5-600' feet up the slope. Was curious if anyone has ventured up to check it out?
By Sunshine11
From: Silverthorne, CO
Oct 22, 2014
Anyone know of there are established routes on the SE-facing cliffs at the base of Red Peak? Know if there is a guide? What the name of those cliffs are? Much appreciated!