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Fool's Peak Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 12,947'
Location: 39.45106, -106.59967 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The western Holy Cross Wilderness hides a number of gems well below the revered 14K threshold. This particular area rivals the Gore, and dare I say bests it? Fool's Peak is a striking cone above Lake Charles.

One can expect solitude above treeline. Fool's Peak's North Ridge is perhaps the most popular route in the area and still only sees maybe a dozen climbs a year.

Getting There 

While one can access this peak from the south and Woods Lake, it is most frequented from the north and Fulford Campground.

From Eagle, head south on Sylvan Lake Road, and take the sharp right on Brush Creek Road. Follow this far several miles, and take the subtle left onto E. Brush Creek and dirt. Drive up a few switchbacks, and pass the popular Yeoman Park. A couple miles of bumpy, high clearance 2WD road takes one to the Fulford Cave Campground. There is a TH on the left prior to the campground. It has perhaps 20 spots.

Follow the good trail for about 5 miles to Lake Charles.

Climbing Season

For the Alpine Rock area.

Weather station 9.9 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Fool's Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: Low on the ridge.

North Ridge 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b  Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : Fool's Peak
From the base of the ridge, start on the right/west side at class 3 or any direct line at harder. Scramble up the ridge. At some point, 12,300ish, most spiral around right/west to avoid a big notch. Or continue up to the notch, and enjoy the vantage point. Either rappel 80ish feet, or downscramble right/west and find the key ledge that takes one to the notch saddle. The final headwall ahead is easier than it looks.The easiest class 2 descent is west to the saddle and back north to rejoin the app...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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