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Dallas Peak  


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Elevation: 13,809'
Location: 37.9881, -107.823 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Dallas Peak 13,809 feet

Dallas Peak is a Colorado Centennial Peak; in fact it is ranked as #100 by most lists. It has often been described as the hardest high mountain in Colorado, largely due to an imposing summit block that requires technical climbing. It has also been described as the longest approach hike to a 100 foot rock climb in the state. The large summit block has several routes to the top; all are 5th class and even the most experienced climbers will want a belay due to the looseness of the rock. Route finding difficulties, weather, technical pitches and altitude make Dallas a serious undertaking.

Getting There 

Dallas is northwest of Telluride near Mount Sneffels. Travelling into Telluride on Colorado 145, keep a sharp eye out for the Mill Creek Road to the left (north). This road is approximatley 1.2 miles outside of town. Drive up the Mill Creek Road (passable with passenger cars) to the gate of the Telluride water supply. Camping is allowed here but keep it low key and do not trespass into the water department property. The Deep Creek trail is north of the road and well signed.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.7 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['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 Dallas Peak:
East Face/Dallas Peak   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For Dallas Peak
Jon Fike getting into the business, on the East side, ~50 feet below the summit.

South Face Couloir 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b AI3  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Dallas Peak
This is the very obvious, skinny couloir that threads up through the very center of Dallas's South face. Depending on your viewpoint, part of the couloir is obscured behind the prominent cliff face which forms the upper right half of the South face. The route starts at a rockband parallel to the bottom of the huge cliff face on the right. This can be climbed directly at low fifth-class or skirted on the left on snow. The angle decreases slightly as the couloir passes right behind the cliff f...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Dallas Peak at sunset, December, 2012.
BETA PHOTO: Dallas Peak at sunset, December, 2012.
Dallas Peak from Sneffels Highline Trail.
Dallas Peak from Sneffels Highline Trail.
Winter ascent, anyone?  Taken December, 2012.
BETA PHOTO: Winter ascent, anyone? Taken December, 2012.
South Face of Dallas Peak's summit block.
South Face of Dallas Peak's summit block.
Looking west from the summit. Notice the imposing wall on the far back right, which is the west side of the large notch between Dallas and West Dallas Peak.  This may fully impede a traverse of the ridgeline.
Looking west from the summit. Notice the imposing ...

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By Stiles
From: the Mountains
Nov 20, 2013
Is it possible to traverse across the summit of Dallas east to west, or vice versa? Anybody done that?
By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 20, 2014
I tried to climb it via the west ridge once and encountered some of the loosest rock I had ever seen. Giant stacks of dinner plates ready to plummet at the slightest touch.