Ogalalla Peak sits on the Continental Divide right on the boundary between Rocky Mountain National Park and the Indian Peaks Wilderness. At 13,138', it is the highest point on the Divide between Isolation Peak and Apache Peak. The Continental Divide in this area is gentle on the west and very steep on the east. Ogalalla sits just north of the St. Vrain Glaciers and is connected to Elk Tooth by a rugged (and classic) East Ridge.
Follow directions for "Ooh La La!" into the upper part of the Middle St. Vrain valley. See individual route descriptions for further information.
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East Ridge 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Trad, Alpine, 2000'
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East Ridge 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Ogalalla Peak
Follow the description for the East Ridge of Elk Tooth to the summit of Elk Tooth. Contemplate your future. Ogalalla Peak is 3/4 mile away to the west. Scramble down to the low point between Elk Tooth and Ogalalla. This is 3rd class if you use careful routefinding. You'll switch from the north to the south side of the ridge at least once on this descent. The views are tremendous.Slog up a talus slope for a couple hundred feet to a 60-foot-high cliff. Climb up to and over a leaning block (...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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