Elevation: 10,500 ft
GPS: 39.833, -105.677 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kyle Douglass on Oct 27, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

This area is a nice cirque just west of the town of Alice and St. Mary's Glacier. I have been here a number of times, and it tends to be a secluded area, and most anyone who goes there is there for hiking; I have never seen any climbers, but despite that there is a large abundance of bouldering and single-pitch and multipitch climbs to be done. The rock is pretty sharp and can be rough on the hands. Due to the area being new and in the alpine, it is wise to watch out for rocks.

Getting There

Take I-70 west to exit 238 (Fall River Road, St. Mary's/Alice), the first exit past the town of Idaho Springs. Go north, and follow this (Fall River Road) up past two sets of switchbacks and then a bit farther into the town of Alice. Go left on Alice Road, a dirt road, and follow this to the top of the hill. On the right there will be a gnarly little four-wheel-drive road called Stewart Road, and a sign stating the distance to Loch Lomond. Since I don't have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, I have walked this road numerous times, but it is highly recommended to drive this road if at all possible. Follow the road until it ends a lake, Loch Lomond. On the south side of the lake, there is a trail headed up to three other lakes, and the cirque of Loch Lomond.

If the gates are closed, you could expect up to an hour approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Loch Lomond

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V3 6A
 10
Doughy
Boulder, Alpine
V4- 6B
 5
A River Runs Through It
Boulder, Alpine
V4 6B
 3
Law Blog
Boulder, Alpine
V4 6B
 3
Dada Movement
Boulder, Alpine
V5- 6C
 5
Under Loch and Key
Boulder, Alpine
V5 6C
 3
Sweet Amarillo
Boulder, Alpine
V6 7A
 3
Loch Ness Monster
Boulder, Alpine
V8 7B
 3
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
Boulder, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Doughy Reynolds Lake > Reynolds Boulder
 10
V3 6A Boulder, Alpine
A River Runs Through It Ohman Lake > … > Middle Ohman > A River Runs Through…
 5
V4- 6B Boulder, Alpine
Law Blog Reynolds Lake > Reynolds Boulder
 3
V4 6B Boulder, Alpine
Dada Movement Ohman Lake > … > Middle Ohman > Art Boulder
 3
V4 6B Boulder, Alpine
Under Loch and Key Ohman Lake > … > Lower Ohman > Under Loch & Key Boulder
 5
V5- 6C Boulder, Alpine
Sweet Amarillo Ohman Lake > … > Middle Ohman > Sweet Amarillo Boulder
 3
V5 6C Boulder, Alpine
Loch Ness Monster Ohman Lake > … > Upper Ohman > Black Boulder
 3
V6 7A Boulder, Alpine
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda Ohman Lake > … > Upper Ohman > Captain Keating Boulder
 3
V8 7B Boulder, Alpine
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