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Description

This organizational entry for the Tyndall Gorge was split up to provide room for the East Buttress to assist with clarity in the database based up a suggestion by a MP.com user.

Hallett Peak is probably better known as a moderate, close-in, backcountry, alpine crag. Once, it had the aura of a difficult Norwand. During the colder months (most of the year), certain freeze-thaw cycles can align to create a variety of interesting mixed lines here. Probably the most famous is Hallett Chimney. This was listed in G. Randall's 1983 Vertigo Games with a wonderful shot of Dick Jackson on the FA of the route. Since, it has become an almost Grail-like goal for the mixed-Colorado-aficienado. Subsequently, others have quietly sought devious, mixed adventures on this playground.

Within the database:

L=>R:

A. Left of Cleft, 8 M4, 4p, 900'.
B. The Cleft, 5.8 M4, 5p, 600'.
C. Booby Trap, 8+ M4-5 PG-13, 3p, 800'.
D. Hallett Couloir, moderate snow, 800'.
E. Ricochet, M5-6 PG-13,, 2p, 120'.
F. Ms. Inferno, 10+ V3 M7 PG-13, 2p, 200'.
G1. Dodging the Bullet, WI4 M4, 130'.
G2. Bullett, WI3+ M6+, 1p, 130'.
H Great Dihedral to Upper Buttress, M4-5, 5p, 1000'.
I. Hallett Chimney, M5+, 4-6p, 900'.
J. Englishman's Route, M5-6, 6p, 900'.
K. The Slit, M5-6, 5p, 900'.
L. Analysis Paralysis, M6, 5p, 900'.
M. North Face Direct, M2-3, 900'.

N. Tyndall Gully, moderate snow, 800'.

Within this subarea, you will only find the ice/mixed/snow routes.

Getting There

Once on the eastern side of RMNP, drive to the end of the Bear Lake Rd. Occasionally, this road will be closed due to snow clearing efforts. Hike 1.8 miles to Emerald Lake. Skirt the lake on the S/left side towards the obvious large rock buttress (900' tall). Note, there is a buried talus field here under all the snow. Hike up to the base. Expect at least a 75 minute approach. You'll gain probably 1500'.

For a quick link to the rock routes on Hallett

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