All Locations > Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > RMNP - Mixed/Ice > Bear Lake Trailheads > Emerald Lake / Ty… > Emerald Lake & vicinity
Avg: 1.5 from 4 votes
|Type:||Mixed, Alpine, 500 ft, 3 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Dave Wolf, Ben Collett, March 2009|
|Page Views:||1,375 total, 13/month|
|Shared By:||Ben Collett on Mar 14, 2009|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionFor a route of moderate grade, this route is remarkably continuous, steep and entertaining. It also has a very short approach (about 10 minutes from Emerald Lake).
From the col climb about 45 meters up turfy fun and through a little section of chimney. Belay on a ledgy alcove about 40 feet below the roof. Climb up to and through the roof and onto easier ground above. Either belay at a fixed nut or a bit further up. Climb a last, surprisingly long pitch up to the trees on the ridge.
We descended the ridge towards Bear Lake until we could drop through "the Terrain Park" back to the trail. Midwinter, however, it might be more wise to rappel the route.