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Mount Neva  

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Elevation: 12,814'
Location: 40.0069, -105.688 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.1 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

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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Mt. Neva's east face in early June 2004. There was...

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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Difficult to see but our ski tracks desnced the fa...
Difficult to see but our ski tracks desnced the fa...
Almost there, we decended to the left
Almost there, we decended to the left
Neva from South Arapahoe
BETA PHOTO: Neva from South Arapahoe
Mount Neva.
Mount Neva.

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By Anonymous Coward
Jun 20, 2005
Neva via beeline from Lake Dorothy. Left TH at 0300. No snow until below the 4th of July mine flats. Some postholing up to thigh on snow (trail) below Quarter-to-Five Peak. Summited at 0645. Higher angle snow below summit was softening noticably by 0700. Many point releases, some deadly-large, had occured within the past 1-2 days.
By Jeff Barnow
From: Boulder Co
Sep 9, 2005
Great for a mid to late June July ski. My advise would be to bring crampons and an axe depending on your approach and perhaps go a little lighter on the gear than we did.
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