Climb a 3 pitch 5.7 sport climb in Telluride, top out and connect to the a Via Ferrata where you’ll traverse to a nice lunch spot with a breathtaking view. YouTube Via Ferrata for exciting videos.
Ame’s Way, Three pitch 5.7. View link below:
About 1/2 hour travel to climb by high clearance or 4WD.
Hike about 15 minutes slightly downhill to base of Ame’s Way. Climb three fun pitches of 5.7 sport where we’ll top out on a trail. Hike trail to Via Ferrata, clip in and traverse horizontally as per photo to a nice lunch spot.
Plan on a day of physical activity at ten thousand feet elevation. You will need appropriate clothing, food and plenty of water. You must be comfortable climbing 5.8 in the gym, have outdoor experience, and have attended at least Basic Class including your Grad Climb.
Attendee list is at the sole discretion of the outing leaders all of whom are volunteers. You will be an active team member. This is not a guided tour. You will need to carry rope and gear so bring a large pack to accommodate this.
Average Low/High temps for this time of year are: 43/73f.
Some of the gear you will need:
Helmet, Harness, Via Ferrata Lanyards (cannot be rented unless you hire a guide, which I am not). Belay/Rappel device, gloves, headlamp, waterproof wind shell and pants, climbing and approach shoes, warm clothing, light cap that can be worn under a helmet, sun screen, prusiks, 3 locking beaners, autoblock, personal anchor, food and water, and anything else that makes you comfortable for a day of climbing at 10,000’.
Contact me for any additional info on gear and clothing.
An online search will allow you to buy what you need. Here’s a link to one type of device.
We’ll meet at Clark’s Market 7am just past the first roundabout as you enter Telluride.
Address: 700 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
Where to Stay:
Search for many Hotels or B&B’s if you plan on living it up.
Sunshine Campground, first come first serve.
Matterhorn Campground, reservations:
Numerous areas in National Forest off Highway 145 south of Telluride.
Some of them are:
Alta Lakes Road; Ophir Loop; North Trout Lake Road, among others.
For additional detail refer to Trails Illustrated map #141 titled:
Telluride, Silverton, Ouray, Lake City.
• Important to know
Paid membership in the AMC is required to attend this meetup. When you RSVP, you’ll be asked for your full name, email, and phone number. Your contact information is needed to verify club membership and to facilitate communication for the Outing Leaders. Individuals who do not respond to the Meetup question when RSVPing or do not have current AMC membership will be moved to Not Going by the Outing Leaders. Turn on the messaging feature on Meetup or you may not get through to me and you’ll be placed on the Not Going list.
Participants will be chosen based on technical experience.
This activity is a personal choice and requires personal responsibility. This Via Ferrata and associate climbing activities are dangerous and can result in injury and/or death. Climbing exposes you to risks. Risks are not eliminated by training, or skill. By your participation in any AMC activity or event, you accept and assume any and all risks, including those created by negligence, connected to such activity or event.
This is a “Joint Venture” and you will assume all responsibilities for yourself. There is no licensed guide on this Outing.
By applying for this Outing you are acknowledging that you have read and understood this disclaimer.
A current Arizona Mountaineering Club Liability Waiver, Release and Assumption of Risk form must be filled out, signed and handed to your outing leader at the start of the day.