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Arapahoe Peaks

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Arapahoe Peaks Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 13,000'
Location: 40.02382, -105.64384 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: ClimbandMine on Jan 22, 2015
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Crankin' teles down the couloir.


The Arapahoe Peaks, located west of Boulder in the heart of the Indian Peaks Wilderness are host to a few ridges and couloirs of note. Great views and easy access override the annoyance of the Boulder watershed prohibition area to the east of the mountains.

Getting There 

Drive up Boulder Canyon (CO 119) to Nederland, and follow signs to Eldora (the town, not the ski area). Drive through the town and up the dirt road, bearing right to the [Fourth] of July trailhead. Use the appropriate trail to approach your climb. Roach's book is a good reference.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Arapahoe Peaks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Arapahoe Peaks:
Skywalker Couloir        , 1500'   
North Star Couloir        Trad, 2000'   
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Featured Route For Arapahoe Peaks
Rock Climbing Photo: Michael Smith muggs on the descent.

North Star Couloir   Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Arapahoe Peaks
This gem of a snow couloir winds its way up the secluded West face of North Arapaho Peak (13,502'). Climb this route early in the spring during a good snow year as the upper section of the route melts out and reveals an unpleasant, steep scree field. You might be accessing this climb from a busy trailhead, but you leave the crowds behind once you cross onto the western face of the Arapahoes. It is a long way to the North Star, 8 miles round trip from the Fourth of July trailhead, so a high bi...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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