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Chief's Head Peak

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Aquavelva - aka Headdress - aka Chickens on Ice? T 
Chiefshead Northeast Ramp aka Slant Gully T 
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Chief's Head Peak Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 13,500'
Location: 40.25351, -105.63909 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Feb 1, 2015
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Description 

This beautiful peak has a number of very interesting possibilities for the adventurous and hardy soul looking for technical lines. The early season probably provides easiest access, but the truly hardy may go mid-winter or late winter. Deep snows may guard this area from ordinary climbers. Late season may allow for alternative adventures.

Venture here with caution and elan.

Getting There 

Approach via Glacier Gorge Trailhead, Mills' Lake, Black Lake, and now it gets interesting.

Climbing Season

For the Glacier Gorge area.

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Chief's Head Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: Is that tiny piece of ice on Chiefshead this route...

Aquavelva - aka Headdress - aka Chickens on Ice? 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WI5 M5  Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Chief's Head Peak
The route climbs a thin, ephemeral, smear on the lower right portion of the NW Face of Chief's Head. We climbed two moderately angled, poorly protected pitches to the gully system descending from McHenry's. Under thicker conditions it may be possible to join this with a smear formed above the left rising ledge that defines the start of Path of Elders (but still right of Birds of Fire). FA (?) conditions were full on Scottish, with wind driven snow and poorly consolidated rime. The l...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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