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Ladybug Direct T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Southeast Buttress T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Elevation: 12,395 ft
GPS: 40.158, -105.696 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: shad O'Neel on Aug 20, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

Haimovi Tower is a remote alpine peak resembling a laid back tower. No [bolts], there is only a vague, but stellar, trad route about 1400' from the lake to the summit, although not all of it requires to be roped climbing. The buttress is on the southeast side of the peak, but the approach is from the west, so it's a bit of a walk, over 6.5 miles. The descent is easily facilitated by walking down the west ridge to the saddle between Haimovi Tower and Haimovi Mountain. Then pick your way down grassy ledges and ramps to the meadow where the route starts. Gerry Roach's Indian Peaks book has a good description of trail and route (with a photo).

Getting There

Drive to Granby, if coming in from the Winter Park side drive a few miles further on US 34 until a major turn on the right for Lake Granby. Pay the man for your playtime. Follow the good road about 9-10 miles to the campground (big rock and moraine campgrounds) area near the end of the road. There are some signs for Roaring Fork Trail here. Park with your acronym approved pass ($5) clearly visible to avoid a fine. There seemed to be a plethora of officials lurking about.

The trail starts out steep and will clear your toxic body from the night before. A few miles of flatter terrain, to the 'long mile'. Now at the 11,200 pass, descend 600' or so to some lush meadows just below Stone Lake. A cone-shaped, talus gully is visible below the obvious 3-tier tower and is the start of the climb.

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I would not characterize this as a great climb; however, it's somewhat typical for Indian Peaks: Scrambly, with a few good pitches. Still it's fun, remote and you are likely to be alone. I seem to recall that traversing right (east) takes you to some nice pitches (I think this is the Roach route). Good Luck! May 31, 2008
Bill Duncan
Jamestown, CO
Bill Duncan   Jamestown, CO
This is a fine climb well worth the time to approach. Almost guaranteed solitude. Jul 26, 2006

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