Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Tijeras Peak
Select Route:
Astromarmot T 
Black and White Movies T 
El Camino de Cabra T 
Ichiban T 
Kiss of the Lion T 
Wild, Immaculate T,TR 

El Camino de Cabra 

YDS: 3rd French: 1- Ewbanks: 1 UIAA: I ZA: 1 British: M 1a

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 1500', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 3rd French: 1- Ewbanks: 1 UIAA: I ZA: 1 British: M 1a [details]
FA: A herd of mountain goats
Season: Summer
Page Views: 415
Submitted By: George Bell on Feb 24, 2008

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (1)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: The ridge above the ramp on Camino de Cabra

Description 

This is the standard walk-up route up the NE face from Lower Sand Creek Lake. It is probably the most commonly climbed route on the mountain.

The only difficulty is getting past a cliff band near the bottom. According to legend, a team of intrepid OLTS students (a Colorado organization similar to Outward Bound) was challenged by their instructor to find a route past this obstacle. As the team discussed possible routes, they observed a herd of mountain goats making their way up a steep ramp through the cliff band. Knowing that these sturdy pioneers would use the optimal route, the students ascended the "way of the goats".

See the recent Trip Report by Erin Burr & Ryan Schilling.

Location 

Climb SW from Lower Sand Creek Lake, directly toward the summit. If you are lucky a helpful mountain goat may point the way up the ramp through the cliff band. Otherwise you will have to find it yourself. It is approximately in the center of the cliff band.

Cairns mark the route when descending from above, as the passage through the cliff band is not so easy to spot from above.

Protection 

None.


Photos of El Camino de Cabra Slideshow Add Photo
The ramp on El Camino de Cabra, Late June 2010
BETA PHOTO: The ramp on El Camino de Cabra, Late June 2010

Comments on El Camino de Cabra Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -