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Ideas for a Fall Break Rock Climbing/Mountaineering Trip??

Postby BTort » Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:58 pm

Hi all,

Some fellow Mines students and are trying to plan a trip for our four day Fall Break this weekend and we aren't sure where exactly we want to go. We would like to camp and do plenty of rock climbing (both bouldering and trad climbing) but we would also like to hike a 14er or two. Also, somewhere with a river or lake for fly-fishing would be keen. Does anyone know of an awesome area in CO where we can combine all these things? If not in one spot, at least a general area where we can spend a few days rock climbing and then drive to a 14er nearby?

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Re: Ideas for a Fall Break Rock Climbing/Mountaineering Trip

Postby Jim Davies » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:53 pm

You could camp in Elevenmile Canyon, then drive to the Crags TH (~20 miles) to climb Pikes Peak. Or camp at the Spruce Grove CG near Tarryall, which is ~30 miles from Crags. If you want to backpack, South Colony Lakes might work. Be prepared for snow this weekend.
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Re: Ideas for a Fall Break Rock Climbing/Mountaineering Trip

Postby deb_5280 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:13 pm

Buena vista...lots of 14ers, decent climbing (check mountain project for routes), and good fly fishing on the Arkansas.

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Re: Ideas for a Fall Break Rock Climbing/Mountaineering Trip

Postby Sky » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:08 pm

You need to look into the Lake City area. Seriously!
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Re: Ideas for a Fall Break Rock Climbing/Mountaineering Trip

Postby waltoncito » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:21 pm

Lake City area for sure!

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Re: Ideas for a Fall Break Rock Climbing/Mountaineering Trip

Postby Matt Lemke » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:52 am

Ha I knew the OP was a Mines student when I saw"Fall Break" in the title. Keep at it and you'll graduate from that place soon enough...maybe I even saw you at some point.
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