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Peak C

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Peak C 

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Elevation: 13,220'
Location: 39.75, -106.3367 View Map  Incorrect?
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Peak C from the road on the way in. The prominent ...


Although not the anchor of the Gores in height, Peak C rises impressively next to Powell and can be easily identified due to its distinct look and steep appearance. Being nestled deep in the Eagles Nest Wilderness, the approaches to Peak C are time consuming but yet rewarding.

Peak C has a variety of rock and snow climbing with the potential for new alpine rock routes on its north face. Overall, the rock quality is good and for those seeking alpine adventure, Peak C has plenty to offer.

Getting There 

From exit 176, off of I-70, in Vail, take the frontage road on the north side the highway for ~1 mile and make a right turn onto Red Sandstone Road. Once on Red Sandstone Road, follow the signs for Piney Lake which is at ~11 miles.

From the parking area, take the trail north of the parking area and follow it up Piney River to the basin below Peak C and Powell.

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Peak C:
Northwest Ridge   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 500'   
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Featured Route For Peak C
Peak C on the descent couloir.

Northwest Ridge 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Peak C
Follow the Powell Peak Trail to the basin below Peak C and Powell. Leave the trail at ~11,500 and head for the Peak C-Powell saddle. Before reaching the lower saddle, head south around a gendarme to the upper/southern Peak C-Powell saddle. The first roped pitch, 5.2, starts up a small gully on the left/east side of the ridge. The first pitch is also right of a deep gully blocked by a chockstones. Climb ~50-70 feet up 5.2 on somewhat questionable rock to a ledge.From the ledge, head right and...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Known routes. A good number of lines are available.
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