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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:
Central Buttress WI5 M6 Steep Snow R Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, 11 pitches, 1200'
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'
Quicksilver M3+ Mod. Snow R Trad, Mixed, Snow, 1000'
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'
Taylor Glacier Trad, 1200'
Brain Freeze M5+ Steep Snow Mixed, Snow, 8 pitches, 1000'
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Vanquished (Powell Peak) WI5 M5 CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Loch Vale & uphill
Four or five pitches of excellent mixed climbing on thin slabs, steep faces, corners and chimneys. We climbed the route in spring as many guidebooks describe as the best season, however I've run into folks who say its better in the fall.Pitch 1- Climb up thin ice on a low angle face. Belay at a large flake wrapped with webbing. WI5 M5 190ftPitch 2 – Climb easy mixed terrain then a large left facing corner of 85 deg. Ice. Belay in an alcove below a vertical chimney. WI4 M3 160ftPitch 3 – Clim...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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