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This is a gorgeous section of Long's Peak which, due to its lengthy approach, attracts relatively few visitors. The vertical rock rises above and to the right of Keplinger's Couloir.
Most probably approach from the Long's Area trailhead on the east side of the peak, off CO Hwy 7. From this side, you would approach via the Loft & Clark's Arrow. This arrow is hard to find. For the aerobically fit, you could approach from the Wild Basin entrance to RMNP and hike up Keplinger's Couloir...but one might question your genetics or call you mutant.
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The Ramp to Clark's Arrow to Skyscraper 5.0 2- 4 I MM 1c Easy Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5 pitches
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The Ramp to Clark's Arrow to Skyscraper 5.0 2- 4 I MM 1c Easy Snow CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Palisades
Clark’s Arrow (4th class) is a wonderful mountaineering route that is crowd-free and just as interesting as the standard Keyhole route (at a slightly harder grade). Skyscraper is a variant finish that I find absolutely delightful. Descend the North Face (rappel the Cables) for a great tour of the peak. Reversing Clark’s Arrow is a fine option, as is descending the Keyhole route. The description is for a mid-to-late summer snow-free ascent. See item (4) under NOTES for winter information.THE...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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