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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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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]
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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
View from the Pine River trail.

Flag Mountain Falls WI4-5  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Pine River
This is the large, two-tiered waterfall off to the east of the trail. It comes down a western aspect near Flag Mountain. Anyone who has hiked the Pine River trail out to the Pope's Nose has seen it. It is a really fun ice climb in a remote and scenic location.P1 & P2 climb the lower falls. It is about 300' in total. There are trees all along the right side for anchors and this section can be broken up as desired. We did it in one long pitch with an 80m rope and some simul-climbing. (WI3/4)From t...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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