Haimovi Tower Rock Climbing
Haimovi Tower as seen from Marten Pk.
Haimovi Tower is a remote alpine peak resembling a laid back tower. No [bolts], there is only a vague, but stellar, trad route about 1400' from the lake to the summit, although not all of it requires to be roped climbing. The buttress is on the southeast side of the peak, but the approach is from the west, so it's a bit of a walk, over 6.5 miles. The descent is easily facilitated by walking down the west ridge to the saddle between Haimovi Tower and Haimovi Mountain. Then pick your way down grassy ledges and ramps to the meadow where the route starts. Gerry Roach's Indian Peaks book has a good description of trail and route (with a photo).
Drive to Granby, if coming in from the Winter Park side drive a few miles further on US 34 until a major turn on the right for Lake Granby. Pay the man for your playtime. Follow the good road about 9-10 miles to the campground (big rock and moraine campgrounds) area near the end of the road. There are some signs for Roaring Fork Trail here. Park with your acronym approved pass ($5) clearly visible to avoid a fine. There seemed to be a plethora of officials lurking about.
The trail starts out steep and will clear your toxic body from the night before. A few miles of flatter terrain, to the 'long mile'. Now at the 11,200 pass, descend 600' or so to some lush meadows just below Stone Lake. A cone-shaped, talus gully is visible below the obvious 3-tier tower and is the start of the climb.
Climbing Season For the Indian Peaks area.
Weather station 6.5 miles from here
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Southeast Buttress 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO
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: ... : Haimovi Tower
High quality climbing in a neglected area. Neglected, clearly, due to the grueling approach. Many feet (~550)of elevation are lost near the end of the approach, 6 miles or so from the car (~5000 vert total). Follow the Roaring Fork Trail (located on the far side of Lake Granby) up, down, across, back up over and down to Stone Lake. Just before getting to Stone Lake, cut across a lush meadow and start up the obvious talus gully at the bottom of the tower. Amble past the large chockstones ove...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
Here is the gorgeous Haimovi Tower. I took this p...
Profile view of Hiamovi Tower from the southwest.
Our bivy site with a view of Isolation Peak (I hav...
Erik Kerzee leading some line on Haimovi (2003).
BETA PHOTO: Find your own line (seriously).
BETA PHOTO: A view of Haimovi Tower from Cooper Peak.
By Bill Duncan
From: Jamestown, CO
Jul 26, 2006
This is a fine climb well worth the time to approach. Almost guaranteed solitude.
May 31, 2008
I would not characterize this as a great climb; however, it's somewhat typical for Indian Peaks: Scrambly, with a few good pitches. Still it's fun, remote and you are likely to be alone. I seem to recall that traversing right (east) takes you to some nice pitches (I think this is the Roach route). Good Luck!