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This is a prominent, lower-altitude peak in the Glacier Gorge/Loch Vale vicinity. Given that the routes on this peak are distinct from the lower routes in character and length, we'll create a separate area for this to include the multi-pitch ice/mixed routes for clarity.
Go to the Beaver Meadows entrance to RMNP at the W end of US 36. Go through the entrance. Shortly after the entrance, you turn L on to the Bear Lake Rd. Go to the Glacier Gorge parking area (about 1mi shy of Bear Lake). Park. Hike about 3mi in to the ice taking the climber shortcut up the L side of the drainage after the 2nd bridge. Get to the junction of the trail to Mills Lake (L) & Loch Vale (R). Pick your side. Continue to hike.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Loch Vale & uphill:
Necrophilia WI4-5 M5-6 R Trad, Mixed, Ice
The Crypt WI4 Trad, Ice
Timberline Falls WI3 Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 100'
Freezer Burn WI4 Ice, 1 pitch, 60'
Wham Couloir M4 Easy Snow Trad, Mixed, Snow, 3 pitches, 800'
Taylor Glacier Trad, 1200'
Deep Freeze WI5-6 M5 R Trad, Mixed, Ice
Northwest Face Route - Thatchtop or Northeast Gully? WI3-4 Trad, Ice, 5 pitches
The Petit Gully M5+ Trad, Mixed, 6 pitches, 800'
Quicksilver M3+ Mod. Snow R Trad, Mixed, Snow, 1000'
Brain Freeze M5+ Steep Snow Mixed, Snow, 8 pitches, 1000'
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Womb with a View WI5 M6 CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Loch Vale & uphill
This excellent 300 meter route is located on the Cathedral Wall above Loch Vale. To access the route, approach as for The Petit Grepon and Sky Pond. Just before the trail steepens to gain the Glass Lake/Sky Pond cirque, turn right and head towards the Cathedral Wall. Womb w/ a View is the left-most of the two deep clefts splitting the wall. To begin the route, start far left and down of the large tunnel at the bottom of the cleft. The first 200 feet of the route takes the path of least resistanc...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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