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


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

Getting There 

See the summer descriptions.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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Alpine Ambition on 5/26/13.

Alpine Ambition WI3 M4 Mod. Snow  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Sangre De Cristo Mountains
The sweeping north face between Crestone Needle and Crestone Peak is a dense and complex assortment of alpine gullies and spires that is rarely visited by climbers, especially in the spring when these gullies hold a wealth of ice and mixed climbing opportunities. This route follows one of those gullies through classic, alpine, mixed terrain in a beautiful setting, and rivals any route of similar grade in RMNP. Locate a left-leaning, shallow, corner system about 2/3rds of the way between the Ell...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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