Elevation: 13,911 ft
GPS: 40.249, -105.604 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Charles Vernon on Dec 31, 2000 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
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Description

Mount Meeker is Longs Peak's neighbor to the SE-the second highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park! Not nearly as well known as Longs, it yet houses a classic alpine rock route, the Flying Buttress, and a classic alpine ice route, the Dream Weaver Couloir. A number of other seldom-traveled routes exist which have an appealing look. The rock varies between granite and schist, excellent in both cases. All of the climbing is on the North Face, which is steep and quite wide. The 3rd-class route to the summit is a peak-bagging classic.

Getting There

The approach is easy: take the trail from the Longs Peak trailhead as for the east face of Longs (i.e. staying left at all the trail junctions). When just below Chasm Lake (east face of Longs visible directly west), near a ranger cabin and open-air privy, turn SE and scramble up talus and possibly snow to the base of the now obvious North Face. The North Face is partially visible for the last 2 miles of the approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mt. Meeker

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Steep Snow R
 5
Dragon's Egg Couloir Ski Descent
Snow, Alpine
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 158
The Flying Buttress
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 10
Main Vein
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dragon's Egg Couloir Ski De…
 5
Steep Snow R Snow, Alpine
The Flying Buttress
 158
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Main Vein
 10
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
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