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Mount Neva is an easily accessible 12,814' peak in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Neva has several pleasant rock scrambles (including the "classic" 4th class North Ridge) and moderate snow routes. The northeast face of Point 12,700 (a subsidiary peak on the North Ridge) looks clean and solid, and might hold the potential for some technical routes.
Most of the reported climbs are accessible from the Fourth of July trailhead. Arrive early to secure a parking spot. To reach the trailhead, head south through Nederland on Colo 119 and take the right turn for Eldora. Continue for a little over 3 miles, forking to the right past the turn for the Eldora Ski Area, heading instead toward the small town of Eldora. Head west through Eldora for approximately 1.5 miles on a dirt road to another fork. Take the right fork and continue up the dirt road (slightly rough in spots) for another 4.5 miles or so to the trailhead parking lot.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mount Neva:
North Ridge Trad, Alpine
Direct East Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Easy Snow Snow, Alpine, 4 pitches, 600'
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Direct East Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Easy Snow CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Mount Neva
The steep east face of Neva is mostly chossy but has one narrow strip of relatively solid golden granite. Happily, this good rock forms the longest route on the face. Paul Gagner and I climbed it in four long pitches, followed by a short bit of steep snow to the top. Neither of us was wearing climbing shoes, but the difficulty on our line seemed to be around 5.6 or 5.7. Harder variations are possible. Or, one could skirt most of the harder passages by deviating right or left onto chossy ledges a...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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