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.
Weather station 6.9 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Pilot Mtn.
Flight Attendant 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a CO
: Alpine Rock
: ... : Pilot Mtn.
This is the steep line to the right of Flight School. The cruxes are the obvious roof and steep sections above and below in the upper half of the wall. Doing both routes would make for a great day and worth the long approach.Rap Flight School....[more] Browse More Classics in CO