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Eagle's Nest Powell Traverse T 

Eagle's Nest Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 13,432'
Location: 39.77374, -106.35041 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ryan Marsters on Aug 20, 2014
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Eagle's Nest has classic Gore blockiness with quality scrambling. This gem sits prominently and more aesthetically next to Mt. Powell, the range highpoint.

Routes include:

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).

Getting There 

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Powell from EN.

Eagle's Nest Powell Traverse 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a  Colorado : 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 Colorado

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