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Eagle's Peak

Eagle's Peak  


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Elevation: 10,000'
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Scott Rice on Oct 25, 2010
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On rappel from the top looking at the '04.

Description 

Face of prominent peak to the west of the Academy. Iconic '04 still can be seen where paint was stripped a few years ago.

Getting There 

Pick up the Goat Creek trail just to the west of the Academy Visitor's Center. 1.25 miles.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.1 miles from here


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By Monomaniac
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From: Morrison, CO
Oct 29, 2010
I heard a rumor that this was "closed" by the USAFA due to an accident several years ago, but I could be wrong.

Mike & I did some sketchy route up this thing c. summer 1996? We didn't have any kind of guide; we just tried to climb the best-looking line. We passed some ancient-looking fixed gear at some point, so certainly parts of it had been done before. It was pretty scrubby and probably in the 5.6-range. Maybe Mike knows more....
By slim
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Oct 29, 2010
Sounds pretty similar to a route I did with some guy named Bill and another gal named Lynn, maybe late '90s or so. I think Bill worked up there or something. Kind of a nice hike into a scrambly climb of sorts, if I remember correctly. It seemed like a lot of the rock up there had "the Front Range syndrome" (TM), in that there were sections that were 20 to 30 feet tall that looked good, but always seemed to be interrupted by ledges, etc.
By Mike Anderson
From: Dayton, OH
Nov 10, 2010
I don't remember any more than that. I can confirm that the 34th Training Wing has declared it "off limits" to its members in the past, but...I don't know the current status. Kind of a shame, because it would be worth doing if you were a Cadet stuck in the dorms all weekend, otherwise I wouldn't bother. Nice view from the top.