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This area encompasses a geographic location with a variety of vertical type experiences. You probably have heard most about the Vail ice and you can find that under the CO ice/mixed section. In this section, you will find various rock cragging on sandstone, limestone, gneiss, schist, and even some granite. While this generally has little for a destination type of experience, there is still some interesting crags to find vertical pleasure.
As a well-known ski area, this general location is easy to find. I-70 accesses this area from either east or west (100 miles West of Denver). From the south, you can access this area via CO Hwy 9 (past Copper Mountain) or US 24 (through Minturn). From the north, you can access this area via CO Hwy 9 (Silverthorne) or CO Hwy 131 (Wolcott). The ice cragging is mostly visible from I-70. Parking is challenging, since all street parking in Vail is subject to ticketing. Gilman, illegal to access, is reached via US 24 south from Minturn.
You can check NOAA.
Leadville climbing website
Since we split off Leadville, click here to find Leadville crags.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Cliff:
Drilla From Manilla 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 85' Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree... : The Prow
Chupacabra 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 60' Wolcott Crags and Boulders : Upper Tier (Bocco Area)
Corporate Greed 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 35' Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree... : The Punchbowl
Rafting with Rednecks (aka "Test") 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60' Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree... : North Wall
Uckfay Ushbay 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50' Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree... : North Wall
Smoke on the Water 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40' Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree... : The Punchbowl
Drive By Shooting 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70' Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree... : The Punchbowl
The Bush League 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 75' Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree... : North Wall
Drill for the Thrill 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90' Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree... : The Prow
Momentary Lack of Resin 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70' Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree... : The Punchbowl
Snipe Hunter 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 75' Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree... : The Punchbowl
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The Bush League 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a CO : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : ... : North Wall
The Bush League climbs like two routes in one. It starts with good holds on a vertical wall that disappear just before the fourth bolt. One or two hard moves leads to a large ledge. It is possible to camp here, so you might want to bring a chair and six pack to enjoy the scenery while you recover fully.Set off up an overhanging face with jugs to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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