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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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Light Line 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 1200'
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Texas Wheelchair Massacre 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Engineer Pass
Start out at the parking lot at Engineer Pass and US Hwy 550. Slog up the scree field to gain the prominent left arete. The easier climbing has loose rock, but the steeper sections are great climbing. In general, this is a great route with less loose rock than Lightline and good pro....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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