Type: Trad, Snow, Alpine, Grade II
FA: Lamb
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Shared By: Brent Roaten on Oct 19, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Hike in as for the Diamond from the Long's Peak trail head. Lamb's slide is the obvious chute running along the base of the Lower east face. It is separated from the Flying Dutchman by the obvious Glacier rib (left in the photo). The route is 1000 feet of pure alpine fun... expect rock fall and very hard ice or snow. Wear a helmet! Lamb's slide is most often used to approach Keiners, Alexander's chimney or Broadway.To descend you may either rappel the route (not advised) or scramble over easy 3rd class terrain to the Loft. From the loft descend "the ramp" or try and find Clarke's arrow if you want to summit Long's.


Rock gear and ice screws could be placed if desired

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George Bell
Boulder, CO
George Bell   Boulder, CO
Really weird looking photo. It looks like there is a strap or something across the front of the lens? Nov 6, 2002
Climbed Lamb's slide on 12 October. We started the route around 0800. Kicked steps in solid snow until we got even with Broadway. When we were even with Broadway the snow became a crust about 2 inches deep over good solid ice. Unavoidable. The entire route to the right was also solid ice. Recommend Rope and screws for the upper section of Lamb's. Great fun though ice or no ice. Oct 14, 2003
Jim Davidson
Fort Collins, Colorado
Jim Davidson   Fort Collins, Colorado
Lamb's slide was mostly icy yesterday, with some thin patches of snow still present. Jul 22, 2012
What do conditions tend to be like on this in early June? Thx May 28, 2013
Eric Forsyth
Broomfield, CO
Eric Forsyth   Broomfield, CO
Does anyone know August conditions of Lamb's Slide? All hard ice at this point of the season? Looking to head up on 8/19. Thank you! Aug 8, 2017