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Ellingwood Point Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 14,042'
Location: 37.58298, -105.49261 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Don Morris on Sep 8, 2014


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Ellingwood Point's Northeast face.


The Northeast face of Ellingwood Point draws your eye to the possibilities, with its broad vertical that passes by on your way to the more popular Blanca Peak's Northeast face. The beauty of the isolated valley puts you in a reverie that dismisses how "chossy" these mountains are...until you start climbing.

Getting There 

Access is via the Huerfano River Trailhead. 0.7 miles northwest of Gardner (Colorado 69), turn left on to County Road 550. Around 12 miles, County Road 550 continues straight/slight left at a junction and turns into County Road 580. At a little over 22 miles, you will reach the trailhead. Disbursed camping is available in this area.

Hike the Lily Lake Trail. Look for the junction at 1.1 miles/10,720 feet. The trail climbs to the north at this point. Continue hiking until you reach 11,600, and trail seems to have reached its furthest point west. You will have great views of Ellingwood Point and Blanca Peak. Hike off trail to the Northeast face.

Climbing Season

For the Alpine Rock area.

Weather station 10.4 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Wrong Peak with pitches marked.

Wrong Peak 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Colorado : Alpine Rock : Ellingwood Point
This route was done by accident. We were so enamored with the face above us, our minds playing mind games, agreed this was Blanca's Northeast Face. We thought Ormes Buttress would be too easy, and "Hey!, let's try to go straight up". We did not realize we were on the wrong mountain, until we got weary of the climb, cut left, turned the corner on the ridge, and with gaping mouths looked South exclaiming, "This isn't Blanca, it's over there!"If you want to try this "chossy" climb with some stout 5...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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