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McCullough Gulch

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Canary Couloir, The T 
Claim Jumper T 
Gold Miner's Daughter T 
Noxious Fumes T 
Quandary Couloir T 
Tommy Knocker T 
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McCullough Gulch Rock Climbing 

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Quandary Peak is a 14er that is prone to wind, avalanches, rock fall, and goats. Most of the climbs are located above 12,000 feet.

Getting There 

Take CO Hwy 9 up Hoosier Pass to County RD 850. County RD 850 takes you along the south side of Quandary Peak up to Blue Lakes. Take a right off of County RD 850 onto County RD 851 takes you around the north side of Quandary up McCullough Gulch.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in McCullough Gulch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for McCullough Gulch:
Claim Jumper   WI3 M3     Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 2 pitches, 400'   
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Featured Route For McCullough Gulch
Rock Climbing Photo: Quandary's north side.

Tommy Knocker Steep Snow  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : McCullough Gulch
This is a great snow climb and an excellent ski descent, perhaps the moderate classic of the peak at about a 45*-50* at the crux! This couloir is located on the east face that makes up the Inwood ArĂȘte. From the top, you can easily traverse 2nd class talus/snow into the upper half of the Quandary Couloir to gain the summit....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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