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Routes in Taylor Peak

Brexit T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Central Buttress T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
East Face Left T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pigs in Space T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Quicksilver 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Taylor Made T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Elevation: 13,153 ft
GPS: 40.274, -105.68 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Brendan Sheehan on Jun 7, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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.
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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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Classic Climbing Routes at Taylor Peak

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
East Face Left
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Quicksilver
Alpine 9 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
East Face Left 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
Quicksilver 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Alpine 9 pitches
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Greg Sievers
Bozeman, MT
Greg Sievers   Bozeman, MT
Take a look at our new Andrews Tower route under the Alpine Ice section. (2009) Aug 7, 2009
Nate A
Estes Park, CO
Nate A   Estes Park, CO
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? Dec 16, 2007
Legs Magillicutty   Durango
Anyone have any info on the SE Face? Nov 27, 2007
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. Nov 18, 2002

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