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This is an amalgamation of area between the Diamond/Chasm View Wall and the West Face of Long's Peak. The climbs in this area are probably more mountaineering in nature than much of the rest of the climbs on Long's Peak.
Most approach this from Long's Area trailhead off CO Hwy 7. Hike up to the Chasm Lake cutoff but head right around Lady Washington and through the Boulderfield. Find your line.
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Northwest Gully 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 1000'
Cable Route 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, Alpine, Grade III
Keyhole Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine, Grade III
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Cable Route 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c CO : Alpine Rock : ... : North Face/Ridge
First of all, so there's no confusion, this route is NOT on the diamond. It is just filed under that rock. I give this route one star, but not because it is a bad route. It is an excellent first technical alpine route for a beginner. After doing the route, however, I would probably not be interested in doing it again unless it was a winter ascent, which would be different.The history of the route is kinda interesting. I'm not sure of specific dates, but in the early part of the 1900's a thic...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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