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This is an area probably best known for its ice/mixed climbing opportunities in the vicinity of Kennedy's Gulch, Gravity's Rainbow, Abraxas, and Blue Condition. Apparently, the rock can be inviting for the adventurous even when the ice is long gone. The rock certainly has looseness rivaling many an alpine area, so beware.
Engineer Pass area is located along US 550 south of Ouray by 10-20 minutes depending upon traffic and weather. It lies north of Silverton. The road goes east from US 550 over Engineer Pass to Lake City. In the colder months, the road is closed.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Engineer Pass:
Light Line 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 1200'
Darkline 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 1300'
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Darkline 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Engineer Pass
The Darkline is essentially a variation to the Lightline, which is the prominent aręte on the Eastern (right) edge of the Ruby Wall. The Darkline follows a prominent chimney system which splits the wall just right of the Lightline aręte and is currently (June ’08) the hardest route on the wall.Climb up the first part of the Lightline for about 3-400 feet until you encounter the first steep section of climbing. Look right for the big, steep chimney and belay near the base of this. Make sure to pu...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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