All Locations > Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > RMNP - Mixed/Ice > Bear Lake Trail… > Emerald Lake /… > Flattop Mountain - S side
M2- Mod. Snow
Avg: 2.4 from 10 votes
|Type:||Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine, Grade V|
|FA:||unknown by me|
|Page Views:||3,473 total · 17/month|
|Shared By:||Neal Braswell on Apr 30, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Hike the trail to Emerald Lake and continue along the right side (careful of water running underneath snow/ice). The route is to the left of Dragon's Tail. Both are pretty much the same type of climb. Dragon's Tooth had a pretty nice snow cornice we chopped through. Perfect route for beginners to see mixed climbing and to adjust to using crampons/mountaineering axes and to practice anchors with little to no risk of a serious fall.
We used picket and mountaineering axes and used small-medium tricams on a short, 3 move, rock section.