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Sangre De Cristo Mountains

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Sangre De Cristo Mountains  


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Submitted By: Ben Collett on Jun 1, 2009
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Description 

Believe it or not, alpine ice can be found in the Sangre De Cristos.

Getting There 

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N. Face of Blanca. Gash Couloir obvious on left si...

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This is the obvious couloir on the North face of Blanca peak that leads up to the namesake "Gash" on the Gash Ridge. Mostly snow and ice with a rock finish. It is an incredible, intimidating feature that was absolutely packed with ice when we climbed it on 6/15/09. Steep, sustained, beautiful. Spectacular top-out onto Gash ridge. Begin with several hundred feet of steep snow and easy ice to where things steepen. Set a belay in shattered rock (careful). Lead up and right up 70-80 degree ice for 3...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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