This is a small mountain located in the middle of Estes Park. Its summit is 8900 ft and can be accessed via for a fee via a vintage cable car during warm months of the year. There is even a gift shop & snack bar on top. Note, there are a bunch of mountain lions known to frequent these slopes. Watch your kids and smaller climbing partners!
In Estes Park, drive Mary's Lake Rd or CO Hwy 7 to Peak View Drive towards the south side of the mountain. Drive uphill on Curry (dirt road). Do not block the gate when you park! Consider driving compact vehicles.
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Needle TR wall aka Uphill Slab 5.7+ CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : The Needle
This is the slab to the right of the overhung sport routes on the Needle. Many variations can be made from this wall and that makes it a great place for some beginners. Possibly 5.7-5.11 variations. To set up the top rope, the ramp on the right side is an easy 5.0 scamble to the summit. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO