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Upper East Face  


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Elevation: 14,000'
Location: 40.25444, -105.61193 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This is the area that is somewhat broken above the left side of the Lower East Face. It faces east or northeast depending on exactly where you are.

Some of the better known routes in this less-traveled section include Zumie's Thumb, 5.9; Teeter Totter Pillar, 5.8; and The Window, 5.7 or M6; Kiener's Route, 5.3; Notch Couloir, easy snow. There is probably plenty of room for exploration here.

This area may be approached via a route on the Lower East Face, Lamb's Slide, or Flying Dutchman. Expect nearly a full-day for an adventure here.

Getting There 

Most access this area from the Long's Area trailhead to Chasm Lake 4.5 miles, and then you choose your final bit of approach.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.6 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper East Face:
The Notch Couloir   Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, Grade III   
Kiener's Route   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Easy Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, Grade II   
The Beaver   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, Alpine, 3000'   
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Lamb's Slide

Kiener's Route 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Easy Snow  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Upper East Face
Like the Cable Route, this route is also not on the Diamond. However, of all the routes I have done on Long's, I get the most requests for beta on this one. It is very fun and popular.Kiener's Route, also known as the Mountaineer's Route, is on the East Face of Long's and climbs parallel to the Diamond on the left. To get to the route start hiking at the Longs Peak trailhead and hike until you reach the cutoff for Chasm Lake. Hike to Chasm Lake and contour around it to the right in the summer, o...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The Upper East Face from near Mill's Glacier.
The Upper East Face from near Mill's Glacier.

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