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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.
Drive up County RD 850 and park at the upper Blue Lake dam.
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North Star WI4+ M4-5 Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 5 pitches, 900'
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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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