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Easily discerned by the huge red face sloping into Gothic valley, Avery Peak offers multiple routes leading up to a beautiful and airy summit. A relatively short approach with amazing views in all directions makes this peak a fun and easy scramble.
From Crested Butte head North on 317 passing through the town of Mt. Crested Butte and eventually Gothic. The peak will be easily visible to the right. Park in the lot directly below the large, red face. There will be a bathroom in the lot and an old road heading towards the peak.
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SW Face 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b CO : Crested Butte : Avery Peak
A direct line to the summit of Avery Peak, this route begins in the gully below the red slab before shooting directly up the SW face to the summit. The underlying stone on this route is surprisingly solid but is covered in loose rocks big and small. Helmets are a good idea. Cool rock and great scrambling throughout make this a fun outing, and the views at the top are hard to beat. If you like your slabaneering with an extra helping of choss, this route is for you!Begin by scrambling the gully, w...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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