Looking east at the West Ridge. Thunder Lake belo...
This is an officially named mountain but is really the high point of a spur extending east from The Divide, just south of Mt. Alice. Two routes climb the south-facing wall, and the 5th class West Ridge is an easy way to add this summit to a Mt. Alice adventure.
The solitude of this summit is worth the effort.
From the Wild Basin trailhead, follow the trail to Thunder Lake and then on to Falcon Lake, directly below the peak. Tip: just before you reach the bridge crossing the creek at the base of the Calypso Cascades, there is a right turn one can take that shaves 1 mile or so off of the approach. The sign only suggests access to backcountry campsites, but the trail actually follows the creek all the way up to reconnect with the main trail.
Climbing Season For the RMNP - Rock area.
Weather station 6.9 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Pilot Mtn.
Flight School 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
: Alpine Rock
: ... : Pilot Mtn.
Start to the right of the obvious line, and climb 30 feet of Flight Attendant before traversing back left to the plumb line. Avoid chossy sections by climbing cracks on the right, but expect runout 5.10- terrain in places.Rap the route....[more] Browse More Classics in CO