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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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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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Keyhole Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b CO : Alpine Rock : ... : North Face/Ridge
Not on the Diamond, but a great easy technical route to the summit of Longs Peak. Slightly committing with tricky route finding. We roped up for 5 or so pitches, but other parties may do less or more depending on experience.Follow the trail through the Boulderfield to the Keyhole. The route follows the ridge from the Keyhole to the summit.From the hut at the Keyhole, hike south up the ramp on the east face until below the False Keyhole, and then head straight up (possibly roping up), to the h...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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