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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
Yukon Jack.

Yukon Jack WI3 M3-4 Mod. Snow  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : North Star
This climb is located directly above the lower Blue Lake. There are a few old mine buildings on the cliffs in the near vicinity. The approach time is about 30 minutes if the road is open.Pitch 1. WI3 M3-4, 150 feet.Pitch 2. WI3 M2, 150 feet.Descent: You can walk off the second pitch down to the first pitch belay and rap off to the base. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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