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Pagoda Mountain

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Pagoda Mountain 

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Elevation: 13,497'
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The North Face of Pagoda Mountain is a beautiful 1,500' slab of granite rising up between 12,000' and 13.500' above the Glacier Gorge Cirque. The North Buttress splits this wide face in the middle and rises directly in a straight line to the summit. The chances of seeing another party on this face are close to nil, the rock is mostly excellent quality granite and the setting is high and airy.

Getting There 

Approach is made via the Glacier Gorge, past the base of Spearhead. From the Spearhead bivys, allow 1 hr. to reach the base of the route.

4 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pagoda Mountain:
Crescent Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b PG13     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 500'   
North Buttress   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 1500'   
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Crescent Ridge with the summit of Pagoda Mountain behind.  Photo by Bill Wright.

Crescent Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b PG13  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Pagoda Mountain
The climb consists of an initial technical buttress followed by a long, 3rd-class ridge and a final, tricky headwall. Climb the beautiful, clean buttress staying close to the ridge for three or four moderate pitches, following knobs and crack systems. The easiest route may venture to the east or west side for brief periods but always returns to the ridge. Most of the climbing is 5.4 or easier. The 5.5-5.6 crux is near the top of the fourth pitch, just before topping out on the initial buttre...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Pagoda Mountain Slideshow Add Photo
Entering Glacier Gorge.
Entering Glacier Gorge.
The view across Glacier Gorge from the top of Pagoda.
The view across Glacier Gorge from the top of Pago...
Pagoda from the south and the Crescent Ridge. Long's Peak and the Palisades are to the right.
Pagoda from the south and the Crescent Ridge. Long...
View of the north side of Pagoda and the Keyboards from upper Glacier Gorge.
View of the north side of Pagoda and the Keyboards...
View from western saddle.
View from western saddle.
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