Mt. Alice is a relatively remote 13,000 foot peak located deep in Wild Basin of RMNP. The climbs are located on its steep, impressive, and intimidating east face, and consists of mostly older aid lines with the exception of Central Ramp (5.8) which is probably the most popular route. Like all alpine climbs, these routes should not be taken lightly. This is especially true for Mt. Alice due to its remote location (8 miles back). Don't expect to see crowds. It's likely you'll be the only party there. Since these routes don't see a lot of traffic, you should expect dirt, loose rock, and lots of plant life. A true backcountry/alpine experience.
Head up to RMNP and Estes Park. Take CO Hwy 7 south out of Estes, through Meeker Park, to the Wild Basin entrance of RMNP. After entering the gates, drive about 2 [miles] down the dirt road to the trailhead for Thunder Lake. Hike the Thunder Lake trail for about 5 miles to the Lion Lakes turnoff. Hike up to Lion Lake and head up to the alpine meadow and boulderfield to the west. The objective will be obvious by this point - head to the base and pick the least scary approach to the start of the climbs.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt. Alice:
Hourglass Ridge 3rd 1- 1 I M 1a Trad, Alpine, 700'
Central Ramp 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 1200'
Sheryl's Peryl 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1200'
Left of Left 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 300'
Bodenhamer Lester Torrisi "BLT" 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600'
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Bodenhamer Lester Torrisi "BLT" 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Mt. Alice
The "BLT" route goes up the right side of the face of the prominent pillar to the left of the Central Ramp. The topo begins on the large ledges to the left of the start of the Central Ramp. There are no fixed anchors on the route. The 5.11c pitch may be a tad easier as a piece of rock came out, improving a hold, when Al was seconding....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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