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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:
Necrophilia WI4-5 M5-6 R Trad, Mixed, Ice
The Crypt WI4 Trad, Ice
Timberline Falls WI3 Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 100'
Freezer Burn WI4 Ice, 1 pitch, 60'
Wham Couloir M4 Easy Snow Trad, Mixed, Snow, 3 pitches, 800'
Taylor Glacier Trad, 1200'
Deep Freeze WI5-6 M5 R 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'
Brain Freeze M5+ Steep Snow Mixed, Snow, 8 pitches, 1000'
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Dog House M5+ Steep Snow CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Loch Vale & uphill
Alpine climbing can rarely be described as being "fun" in a traditional sense of the word. Maybe Type 2 fun, or retrospective fun if you're of a particular disposition. Catch this route on a nice sunny day and you'll find an exception to the rule.Dog House can be approached in one of two ways. The first ascent party climbed the route in mid-winter, and the route offers five pitches of continuous and sustained mixed climbing. We climbed the route in late winter, and the south facing route had...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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