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Mt. Bancroft is a low 13er located just south of James Peak and NW of the town of Alice, CO.
Exit 240 from I-70, just a few miles west of Idaho Springs. Drive ~10 miles to the town of Alice, the hang a left on Alice Rd. (dirt) for ~1.5 miles. Park in a tiny pullout on the right by a trailhead sign (see the photo).
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East Ridge Direct 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a M2-3 Steep Snow R Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 4 pitches, 3000'
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East Ridge Direct 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a M2-3 Steep Snow R CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Mt. Bancroft
The direct E. Ridge of Mt. Bancroft is accessed from just above Loch Lomond. The route is a sustained class 4 ridge scramble with a 60' rappel required in the middle, and several places of low 5th class climbing, especially out of the notch you rap into.There is a harder variation to this route which goes straight up the headwall of the NE buttress. In winter, the climbing on this variation is rather difficult, though low 5th class, due to the snow/ice on all the ledges and the lack of suitabl...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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