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Deer Mountain South Side 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Deer Ridge Buttress 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Elevation: 9,795 ft
GPS: 40.387, -105.584 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Sep 14, 2018
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

This is a reorganizational entry to address feedback from a MP.com user. This is meant to lump both side of the mountain together under one geographical location though routes on the South side are approached very differently than routes on the North side.

Deer Mountain is a prominent, modestly tall mountain on the eastern side of Rocky Mountain National Park. It is a popular short day hike locale from many visitors to the park and locals looking for a quick jaunt. The hike is generally done from the west where Trail Ridge (from the Beaver Meadows entrance to RMNP) intersects with the the Fall River Rd. entrance and goes a longer-feeling 3 miles to a blunted 10,000+' summit. North-facing crags, including Deer Ridge Buttress, are typically mostly shady and wind up being a way to avoid the heat of the warmest months. South-facing crags are clearly warmer but wind up with fewer visitors perhaps due to the generally lower angle of the rock. Both sides have a slightly alpine flavor to the rock quality. Routes up to 3 pitches exist on both sides. Most of the routes here will pale in terms of length compared to many surrounding area crags and alpine destinations, but you may find more solitude and tranquility here. The routes will be almost entirely bolt-free.

Getting There

The routes on the north side will be generally approached from US 34/Fall River. The routes on the south side will be approached via US 36/Beaver Meadows entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.

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