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Mt. Crested Butte

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Mt. Crested Butte  


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Description 

There are two alpine climbs that follow the obvious knife edges coming off of the peak. There's probably a lot more rock to be climbed as well.

Getting There 

Drive to Mt. Crested Butte, and park in the public parking lot.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.3 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['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 Mt. Crested Butte:
Guide's Ridge   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 750'   
Sunset Ridge    5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 2000'   
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Featured Route For Mt. Crested Butte
Sunset Ridge on Mt. Crested Butte.

Sunset Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CO : Crested Butte : Mt. Crested Butte
This is a long, sustained ridge climb with moderate exposure. The majority of the route is easy 5th class with only a few areas of true 5.7 climbing. Its rock quality is marginal with some loose stuff especially towards the upper section....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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