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For additional information about raptor closures, please visit the Rocky Mountain National Parks area closures website.
From the Chief's Head/Pagoda col, traverse right across 3rd or 4th class slabs to the start of a 2' wide grassy ledge. Follow this ledge 2/3 of the way across the South face of Pagoda, about 0.25 miles. Where the ledge ends, move up a few feet to a rubble-strewn ramp that leads back left towards the West ridge. Follow the ramp, but don't go all the way to the West ridge. Instead, after about 500', head up to a short corner at the back of a shallow bowl. Climb the corner (one or two easy 5th-class moves), and continue up easier terrain to where the rock steepens just below the summit. Traverse 100' right to gain Pagoda's SE ridge, and hike the last 200' to the top.
There's a downloadable GPS file at caltopo.com/m/180A.