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Tenmile Canyon is along the interstate just west of Dillon. This area has lots of nice easy to moderate ice climbs with casual approaches. The downside is that most routes are the bottoms of avalanche chutes, so it is only sane to climb here early in the season before heavy snow falls. Preview conditions carefully before jumping on anything here.
From Dillon, drive west on I-70 to the exit for Officer's Gulch. Park on the south side of the road at the start of the path through Tenmile Canyon. Most of the routes are to the west, but a few come in east of the lot. To approach everything, walk along the trail until you see your route and then bushwhack up to it(there will likely be tracks through the snow).
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Tenmile Canyon aka Officer's Gulch:
Chimney M4 Trad, Mixed, 1 pitch, 200'
Right of Round the Corner WI4 M2 Trad, Mixed, Ice
Crown of Thorns M4-5 Trad, Mixed, 1 pitch, 50'
Tony's Nightmare WI3-4 Trad, Ice, 3 pitches
The Shroud WI3-4 Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 60'
Round the Corner WI4-5 Trad, Ice, 2 pitches
Three Tiers WI2+ Trad, Ice
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The Shroud WI3-4 CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Tenmile Canyon aka Officer'...
Walk west on the Ten Mile trail and look to your left. The first and most obvious ice climb from the road is The Shroud, and it is only about a 10 minute walk. This route is a lot of fun and very popular, so it's hard to miss. The Shroud is usually rampy at the bottom with the business being a 30-40 foot steep section. Lots of variations are possible, some of which may be burly mixed lines depending on conditions.[Eds. beware of avalanche risk here.]...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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