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|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 200 ft (61 m)|
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|Shared By:||Amy G on Oct 18, 2022|
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For additional information about raptor closures, please visit the Rocky Mountain National Parks area closures website.
General NPS climbing regulations for RMNP posted here.
The Pagoda Sneak was discovered on an LA Freeway trek and is a faster although more technical option to descend vs. the West Ridge Bypass.
Continue ridge proper westward from the summit towards the last gendarme on the west ridge. Locate the chimney from the coordinates below, and stem your way downward to the ledge at the base of the gendarme at 13,000'. Continue along the west ridge across the next two gendarmes, and make one last technical downclimb on the north side.
At 13,200' with coordinates: 40.24898, -105.62805 is a 5.7+ chimney that will bypass the final tower on the west ridge.