Eagle's Nest Rock Climbing
Eagle's Nest has classic Gore blockiness with quality scrambling. This gem sits prominently and more aesthetically next to Mt. Powell, the range highpoint.
East Ridge via Dora (3rd).
West Ridge (3rd).
South Ridge (2nd).
Northwest Couloir (1600', 55 deg snow - on summitpost).
Eagle's Nest - Powell Traverse (5.3 high, 3rd dropping low).
Via Piney Lake TH - hook a left on a social trail a few miles in towards Kneeknocker Pass. Cut through the pass between the Corners and Powell. This takes 2.5-4 hours.
From the North, approach from Cataract. It is around 3-5 hours.
Climbing Season For the Alpine Rock area.
Weather station 7.6 miles from here
1 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Eagle's Nest
Eagle's Nest Powell Traverse 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a CO
: Alpine Rock
: ... : Eagle's Nest
This is typical Gore. Scramble along top at 3rd to 5.easy, depending on route-choice, over and around fun gendarmes, slabs, and blocky ridge. As is usual in the Gore, there are bypasses available on the West side. The crux is near the saddle - a slabby start to right facing dihedral just off the West side of the ridge. It is airy 5.3/5.4 or so for 40 feet. Go EN->Powell to upclimb. The traverse can be completed via lower West side ledges at Class 3/4.Descend Powell via the South slo...[more] Browse More Classics in CO