L to R R to L Alpha
This is a prominent, lower-altitude peak in the Glacier Gorge/Loch Vale vicinity. Given that the routes on this peak are distinct from the lower routes in character and length, we'll create a separate area for this to include the multi-pitch ice/mixed routes for clarity.
Go to the Beaver Meadows entrance to RMNP at the W end of US 36. Go through the entrance. Shortly after the entrance, you turn L on to the Bear Lake Rd. Go to the Glacier Gorge parking area (about 1mi shy of Bear Lake). Park. Hike about 3mi in to the ice taking the climber shortcut up the L side of the drainage after the 2nd bridge. Get to the junction of the trail to Mills Lake (L) & Loch Vale (R). Pick your side. Continue to hike.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Loch Vale & uphill:
The Inquisition WI5 M5 Trad, Mixed, Ice, 4 pitches, 550'
The Crypt WI4 Trad, Ice
Upper Wall WI5 M5 X Mixed, Ice, 5 pitches, 1000'
Wham Couloir M4 Easy Snow Trad, Mixed, Snow, 3 pitches, 800'
Central Buttress WI5 M6 Steep Snow R Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, 11 pitches, 1200'
Circling Sharks M8+ Trad, Mixed, 3 pitches, 350'
Cold Storage WI4 Ice, 1 pitch, 40'
Timberline Falls WI3 Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 100'
Sublime Vision M7-8 Trad, Mixed, 6 pitches, 800'
Necrophilia WI4-5 M5-6 R Trad, Mixed, Ice
Taylor Glacier Trad, 1200'
Womb with a View WI5 M6 Trad, Mixed, Ice, 5 pitches
Deep Freeze WI5-6 M5 R Trad, Mixed, Ice
Vanquished (Powell Peak) WI5 M5 Mixed, Ice, 5 pitches, 1000'
Dry Ice WI5 M9 Trad, Mixed, Ice
Northwest Face Route - Thatchtop or Northeast Gully? WI3-4 Trad, Ice, 5 pitches
The Petit Gully M5+ Trad, Mixed, 6 pitches, 800'
Quicksilver M3+ Mod. Snow R Trad, Mixed, Snow, 1000'
Dog House M5+ Steep Snow Trad, Mixed, Snow, 5 pitches, 600'
Brain Freeze M5+ Steep Snow Mixed, Snow, 8 pitches, 1000'
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Deep Freeze WI5-6 M5 R CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Loch Vale & uphill
The ominous, deep cleft high and left on Thatchtop, above the Loch. Usually best approached from the right after climbing Necrophelia (though other ways, including a sometimes formed direct chimney, can be had), making for a great day of hard ice and mixed. From the shelf atop Necro, the climbing is easy and rambling to reach the crux final pillar, which is most often climbed as a steep ice pitch. However, when the pillar isn't touching, there can be brilliant mixed climbing - fairly hard, and a...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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