Dicker's Peck, in the notch north of Navajo becomes visible as you hike up the Isabel Glacier trail. You can reach the notch by any of several snow routes with Navajo Snowfield (45 degees) being the most direct. To reach the notch without snow climbing use the East Ledges route on Apache between Navajo Snowfiend and Apache Couloir. (provided the ledges route has melted out)
From the north side of the pinnacle climb about 40 feet to a ledge (easy) and step right to a short crack on the west side of the pinnacle. Climb the crack (5.5) then pull over an easy overhang or go around it further to the right. There is a scrambling route to the summit of Navajo, from which you can descend to Airplane gully. The gully is pretty loose and has an old airplane wreck in it. Airplane gully takes you back to the base of the snow climbs. This is a great climb if you like easy rock in a very alpine setting.
This short route is easily protected with a few pieces of mid-sized gear. There are two old but solid pitons on the summit for the rappel, and various webbing and biners have been left up there.
BETA PHOTO: North side. You can follow the rope to see my lin...
The north face route goes through steep juggy terr...
Dicker's Peck is the gendarme seen on the ridge. ...
Matt leading Dicking Around, 5.6-ish, on Dicker's ...
Tom leading Dickers Peck...
|Comments on Dicker's Peck
|By Tony B|
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jul 21, 2003
On 7/19/03, I did a possible first Ascent of the N. Face direct of the Dicker's Peck with Peter Spindloe. This went through the overhanging headwall 1/2 way up. This seemed 5.9 at the time, but that is compensating up and down to account for the footwear and lack of footwork used... On lead I campused the headwall completely, statically hanging to check each hold before hauling on it, as there was a runout and a ledge... Peter was able to haul up a foot (hiking boot) and place it high for leverage, so obviously this was not necessary. Still the juggy nature fo the route gives itself to such climbing and is more direct a route.
Well, more or less. The route is a little sparse for gear, but not too bad.
|By Jeremy Hakes|
From: Golden, Colorado
Jun 21, 2006
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a PG13
Now there are 3 pitons, a nut wedged in place, and a sling slung around a horn, along with 2 different rap ring set-ups, and a crapload of webbing for rappelling. .5-1" cams best for protection.
|By Allen Hill|
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Jun 19, 2008
My brother scared me to death when I was 12 by 3rd classing up this thing and doing a headstand on the top.