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This is an amalgamation of area between the Diamond/Chasm View Wall and the West Face of Long's Peak. The climbs in this area are probably more mountaineering in nature than much of the rest of the climbs on Long's Peak.
Most approach this from Long's Area trailhead off CO Hwy 7. Hike up to the Chasm Lake cutoff but head right around Lady Washington and through the Boulderfield. Find your line.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Face/Ridge:
Northwest Gully 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 1000'
Cable Route 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Trad, Alpine, Grade III
Keyhole Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, Alpine, Grade III
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Northwest Gully 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a CO : Alpine Rock : ... : North Face/Ridge
Climb the Keyhole route to the Keyhole. Continue on halfway to the Trough. Just as the route starts to drop, there is a gully that shoots upward from the ledges toward the Keyhole Ridge. Be careful as there is an earlier gully that will not take you high enough.Ascend this gully. The difficulties are mostly class 4 for about 800 feet or so. Watch as the hundreds of people on the keyhold route drop away and you are left solo. Be especially careful not to dislodge any of the loose rock, as i...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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