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Description 

North Star Mountain is on the south side of the Blue Lakes valley, so it faces north and comes in to shape in the fall. This area is avy prone and a bit chossy here and there. The North Star climb is directly above the lower Blue Lake (do not trespass around the cabin/road by the lake). There are also some sport/trad routes in the area, too.

Getting There 

Drive up County RD 850 and park at the upper Blue Lake dam.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.3 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['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 North Star:
North Star   WI4+ M4-5     Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 5 pitches, 900'   
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Featured Route For North Star
Green - Ursa Major. <br />Blue dots - belays. <br />Red dots - fixed gear/bolts.

Ursa Major WI3-4 M4+ PG13  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : North Star
This route climbs very well and comes into condition more often than North Star.Pitch 1. M4 or M1. Do the same start as North Star. Climb the runnel on the right at M4 or climb the obvious weakness just to the left of the runnel at M1. Belay at the boulder on the terrace with one bolt and some gear.Pitch 2. WI3-4 M3+. Climb the main flow of North Star for thirty feet and then traverse right. Pull on to the rock and aim for the V-groove to gain the ledge. Th...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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