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Powell Peak is a somewhat non-descript mountain to the west of Thatchtop on the south side of the Sky Pond Cirque in Loch Vale. It does, however, play host to Vanquished Buttress, the North Face Icefield, and North Gully. Views of the Cathedral Spires, the Grepon, Sharkstooth, and others are unmatched.
Park at the Glacier Gorge Trailhead (or Bear Lake) and approach via Loch Vale and Sky Pond.
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Northeast Ridge II, Class 4 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b R Trad, Alpine, Grade II
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Northeast Ridge II, Class 4 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b R CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Powell Peak
This is the long, jagged ridge connecting Thatchtop to Powell Peak. This ridge traverse starts out easy but becomes very exposed for a hundred meters or so. Steep on the northwest side and near vertical on the southeast side, make for some interesting class 4 and 5 slab and crack climbing in a spectacular, remote alpine setting. The position and length of ridge here are hard to beat....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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