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L to R R to L Alpha
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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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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Brain Freeze M5+ Steep Snow CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Loch Vale & uphill
Brain Freeze climbs a series of gullies, corners and roofs up the right side of the Solar Wall on the south face of Otis Peak, directly behind Zowie. The route follows the first 300 feet of the Standard Route on the Solar Wall, then breaks up and left to follow a parallel gully system on the steeper face above.The middle section of the route offers continuously difficult climbing up narrow chutes, steep chimneys and overhanging chockstone cruxes. Belay caves form below the two chockstone cruxe...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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