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North Ridge T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
Elevation: 12,947 ft
GPS: 39.451, -106.6 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 538 total, 51/month
Shared By: Ryan Marsters on Jan 25, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

The western Holy Cross Wilderness hides a number of gems well below the revered 14K threshold. This particular area rivals the Gore, and dare I say bests it? Fool's Peak is a striking cone above Lake Charles.

One can expect solitude above treeline. Fool's Peak's North Ridge is perhaps the most popular route in the area and still only sees maybe a dozen climbs a year.

Getting There

While one can access this peak from the south and Woods Lake, it is most frequented from the north and Fulford Campground.

From Eagle, head south on Sylvan Lake Road, and take the sharp right on Brush Creek Road. Follow this far several miles, and take the subtle left onto E. Brush Creek and dirt. Drive up a few switchbacks, and pass the popular Yeoman Park. A couple miles of bumpy, high clearance 2WD road takes one to the Fulford Cave Campground. There is a TH on the left prior to the campground. It has perhaps 20 spots.

Follow the good trail for about 5 miles to Lake Charles.

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