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Elevation: 13,153'
Location: 40.2744, -105.68 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brendan Sheehan on Jun 7, 2002
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BETA PHOTO: East Face of Taylor Peak. Quicksilver is the obvi...

Description 

Taylor Peak, 13,153ft, sits on the divide at the back of Loch Vale between Powell and Otis Peak. The peak is not very distinctive except for the presence of Taylor Glacier, which reaches the divide a half mile or so [southeast] of Taylor's summit. Taylor Glacier can be spotted from the Bear Lake parking lot, The Loch, and various other places along the trail into Loch Vale. [Taylor] Peak is the high point to the right of the glacier. The approach to Taylor provides great views of the Cathedral Spires, and the summit has an expansive view, especially to the South.

Getting There 

Park at the Glacier Gorge Junction lot, if it's not full, otherwise Bear Lake. Hike into Loch Vale. Approach via the Sky Pond branch for a climb of Taylor Glacier. This is also the approach to many Cathedral Spires climbs. Taylor can also be approached via the Andrew's Glacier branch, for a walk up Andrew's Glacier. Andrew's makes the easiest [descent].

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Weather station 8.1 miles from here

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Featured Route For Taylor Peak
Quicksilver takes the right side of left-most rib - then follow the skyline above the step.

Quicksilver 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Steep Snow  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Taylor Peak
This route is already on Mountain Project, just not under Taylor Peak. Here is the link: mountainproject.com/v/colorado.... FWIW, it was not listed under Taylor Peak since it involved substantial snow climbing. It was listed under the CO Ice & Mixed category, created to facilitate finding these small percentage of climbs within the CO section of the database....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Taylor Peak Slideshow Add Photo
Distant peak in center of pic behind McHenry's showing backside of Taylor with interesting couloir. Taken from BOF on CH 10 AUG 09.
BETA PHOTO: Distant peak in center of pic behind McHenry's sho...

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By Anonymous Coward
Nov 18, 2002
Have there been any ascents of the North face of Taylor? (above the left side of Andrews Glacier) Looks a burly, mixed, classic hard NF, but doable.
By Legs Magillicutty
From: Littleton
Nov 27, 2007
Anyone have any info on the SE Face?
By Nate A
From: Estes Park, CO
Dec 16, 2007
I think I looked down on this face while on a ridge scramble this summer, what I saw was really impressive, would you access this from Sky Pond cirque?
By Greg Sievers
From: Estes Park, CO
Aug 7, 2009
Take a look at our new Andrews Tower route under the Alpine Ice section. (2009)