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Buzz Cut  
Cloak & Dagger 
Diagonal Will 
Ghost Dancer Arete 
Great White Wall 
Lauren's Arete 
Life Aquatic, The 
Local's Route 
Lost Boys 
Lost Cities 
Newberry's Delight 
No Country for Old Men 
Peter Terbush Tower 
Petit Mal 
Porcelain Arete 
Prussian Arete 
Road Head 
Rosy Arete/Tourist Route 
Russian Arete 
Suffer Pony at the Disco 
World According to Guppy, The 
Yellow Submarine 
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[This side of the impressive Black Canyon of the Gunnison is known for its pleasant, long routes with warmer temperatures. Despite the canyon's steepness and narrowness, these routes have a brighter ambience than some of the neighboring walls across the water. The one disadvantage to climbing on this side is that access is somewhat longer.

All routes here should be considered adventure climbing with challenging rock, rock quality, route finding, runouts, etc.. Assistance, in the event of the unexpected, is difficult to non-existent. Be prepared.

As with most climbing in the area, poison ivy and ticks are hazards during the non-climbing times of your visits here. Some folks have been even known to wear disposable Tivek suits to avoid these diminuitive demons.

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[The Black Canyon of Gunninson is located approximately 250 miles SW of Denver.

North Rim: 11 miles south of Crawford, via CO Hwy 92 and North Rim Road (closed in winter)

From the East, you can drive to Gunnison US 50, go W. To access the upstream end of the canyon, take CO Hwy 92 at the downstream end of the Blue Mesa Reservoir.

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25 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Rim Routes:
Newberry's Delight   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
Lauren's Arete   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R     Trad, Grade III   
Russian Arete   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 6 pitches   
Great White Wall   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 13 pitches, 1300'   
Buzz Cut    5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
The World According to Guppy   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 800'   
Cloak & Dagger   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 6 pitches   
Ghost Dancer Arete   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   
Atlantis   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c PG13     Trad, 16 pitches, 1600'   
Lost Cities   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a R     Trad, 11 pitches   
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Topo for the route-it was in my pocket all day, so some folds but you can get a copy at the ranger station

Atlantis 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c PG13  CO : Gunnison : ... : North Rim Routes
Atlantis seems to be the talk of the town in the Black these days, for good reason. Moderate grade, with well protected cruxes, great belay ledges, long route, not too much scary, loose and runout climbing. That being said it is the black, game on, be prepared for some loose, scary and run out climbing, just not at the hardest grades on the route. Also be prepared for a long day with lots of pitches. The topo is plenty adequate, but I will provide some descriptions-pitch lengths are on the top...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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