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Creede/Spring Creek Pass

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Creede/Spring Creek Pass  

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Submitted By: Ben Bruestle on Nov 30, 1999
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Excellent ice with simple approaches. It's in all winter. Good for beginners yet you can find some tough lines. Some of these ice falls are very photogenic tourist attractions too. Located out of the way, so if you are up for the drive you should have it all to yourself. Both climbs can be done in a day.

Getting There 

All of the climbing is located on or near Colo.149 between Creede and Lake City. This area of Colorado doesn't get as much snow as one would think, especially located on the fringe of the San Juans.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Creede/Spring Creek Pass:
North Clear Creek Falls   WI3-4     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 90'   
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North Clear Creek Falls from the east.

North Clear Creek Falls WI3-4  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Creede/Spring Creek Pass
Located about 26 miles from Creede. Rap in from top of falls. The approach takes about 20 minutes, 1/2 mile from road, Look for signs to falls. Snowshoes recommended....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Ben Bruestle
From: Pueblo, CO
Feb 24, 2002
Although the No Name climbs in North Creede really never came in this year, they are melted out now. Try again next winter.
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