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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
Looking down from the start of the climb... the bottom 1/4 of the ridge is loose (what is in this photo), but from here and up to the summit is actually pretty solid!

Guide's Ridge 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a  CO : Crested Butte : Mt. Crested Butte
In the summer time, you can take the Silver Queen lift up and then head to the ridge from here by crossing over the talus field to the right of the lift. If you are broke like me, you hike up the mountain following the service road aiming for "The Guide's Ridge."...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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