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Crystal Meth Arete 

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Submitted By: rufusjmiller on Jun 13, 2010

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Beautiful granite at high altitude. Nice and cool. Bring bug spray for July and August. I am the only person to climb here, so bring a brush for jungle problems. If you are camping at Cascade CG, just head into the woods west of the entrance. My trail really sucks, but the boulders are somewhat easy to find.

Getting There 

Area is accessed 150 yds past the entrance to the Cascade Campground (CO Hwy 162) near Mt Princeton. There is a small pullout on the left hand side of the road and the "trail" head is marked by a small cairn. Enter the jungle trail and meander left, skirting the base of an outcropping. The trail follows an old mining road and is marked with some cairns. Look to the right for the boulders. There are still lines to do. I have just done the most obvious ones and kept the cleaning to a minimum. If you are camping at Cascade, these will make for a good outing. If you continue on the trail and follow the vague cairns, there are some more really cool problems up higher. There is a big white rock washout near the top of the trail. Follow the washout on the right hand side and you will come to the first good-sized rock. I did one problem here on the north side. The coolest problem (I think) is on the next boulder, about 25 ydards up the hill and on the left side of the washout. Do the Crystal Meth Corner (arete) and the West Face. I only listed a couple problems, but there are several more lines that have been done or are waiting for someone to send!

Climbing Season

For the Buena Vista area.

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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

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Photos of Cascade Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
BETA PHOTO: Cascade2.
BETA PHOTO: Cascade4.
BETA PHOTO: Cascade3.
Jungle Corner (right of slab).
BETA PHOTO: Jungle Corner (right of slab).
Miner's Slab (above Cascade3).
BETA PHOTO: Miner's Slab (above Cascade3).
Crystal Meth Arete.
BETA PHOTO: Crystal Meth Arete.

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