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Vallecito Lake Ice

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Vallecito Lake Ice  


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Location: 37.4007, -107.5507 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jaaron Mankins on Dec 2, 2010
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Description 

This area is a little known gem of Southwestern Colorado. No crowds, guidebooks or beta adds to the seclusion and fun of this area. Many unexplored rock and ice formations exist. Excellent opportunities for beer and good food exist at the Vallecito Country Market (La Comida Mexicana). A large variety of climbing exists within the valleys from single pitch top-roping to long alpine style routes rock and ice. Approaches can sometimes be interesting.

Getting There 

Drive north from Bayfield for approximately 18 miles on CR 501 to reach Vallecito Lake. Most climbs are near Middle Mountain road or the Pine River trail head.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.9 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['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 Vallecito Lake Ice:
Hossenfeffer Falls aka "The Drip"   WI3-4     Ice, 1 pitch, 60'   Middle Mountain
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Featured Route For Vallecito Lake Ice
Climb as viewed on the approach.

Granite Peak Smear WI3-4  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Pine River
This small smear sits across the river up on the hillside and takes some effort to reach. This will most likely be the first ice seen after passing the wilderness boundary. It consists of one pitch of slightly less than vertical ice that can be thin. There are two possible finishes, both of which end at trees....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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