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Haimovi Tower Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 12,395'
Location: 40.1584, -105.696 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: shad O'Neel on Aug 20, 2003
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Haimovi Tower as seen from Marten Pk.


Haimovi Tower is a remote alpine peak resembling a laid back tower. No [bolts], there is only a vague, but stellar, trad route about 1400' from the lake to the summit, although not all of it requires to be roped climbing. The buttress is on the southeast side of the peak, but the approach is from the west, so it's a bit of a walk, over 6.5 miles. The descent is easily facilitated by walking down the west ridge to the saddle between Haimovi Tower and Haimovi Mountain. Then pick your way down grassy ledges and ramps to the meadow where the route starts. Gerry Roach's Indian Peaks book has a good description of trail and route (with a photo).

Getting There 

Drive to Granby, if coming in from the Winter Park side drive a few miles further on US 34 until a major turn on the right for Lake Granby. Pay the man for your playtime. Follow the good road about 9-10 miles to the campground (big rock and moraine campgrounds) area near the end of the road. There are some signs for Roaring Fork Trail here. Park with your acronym approved pass ($5) clearly visible to avoid a fine. There seemed to be a plethora of officials lurking about.

The trail starts out steep and will clear your toxic body from the night before. A few miles of flatter terrain, to the 'long mile'. Now at the 11,200 pass, descend 600' or so to some lush meadows just below Stone Lake. A cone-shaped, talus gully is visible below the obvious 3-tier tower and is the start of the climb.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Haimovi Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Haimovi Tower:
Southeast Buttress   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1400'   
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Featured Route For Haimovi Tower
Rock Climbing Photo: The P2 topout.

Ladybug Direct 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : Haimovi Tower
This is a more direct variation to pitch 3 of Southeast Buttress.P1: climb a left-angling crack to a ledge. Traverse left to base of finger crack, and build an anchor.P2: climb left angling finger crack approximately 15 feet up to place gear, then traverse 15 feet left on face holds. Then climb up good holds, and begin to climb up and right towards the main crack. Use thin finger pocket to reach for top of crack (the crux) with little to no gear (a 5.9 R/X rated move). Top out, and ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Here is the gorgeous Haimovi Tower.  I took this p...
Here is the gorgeous Haimovi Tower. I took this p...
Rock Climbing Photo: Haimovi Tower.
Haimovi Tower.
Rock Climbing Photo: Profile view of Hiamovi Tower from the southwest.
Profile view of Hiamovi Tower from the southwest.
Rock Climbing Photo: Our bivy site with a view of Isolation Peak (I hav...
Our bivy site with a view of Isolation Peak (I hav...
Rock Climbing Photo: A shady belay.
A shady belay.
Rock Climbing Photo: Erik Kerzee leading some line on Haimovi (2003).
Erik Kerzee leading some line on Haimovi (2003).
Rock Climbing Photo: Find your own line (seriously).
BETA PHOTO: Find your own line (seriously).
Rock Climbing Photo: A view of Haimovi Tower from Cooper Peak.
BETA PHOTO: A view of Haimovi Tower from Cooper Peak.

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By Bill Duncan
From: Jamestown, CO
Jul 26, 2006
This is a fine climb well worth the time to approach. Almost guaranteed solitude.
By Kline
May 31, 2008
I would not characterize this as a great climb; however, it's somewhat typical for Indian Peaks: Scrambly, with a few good pitches. Still it's fun, remote and you are likely to be alone. I seem to recall that traversing right (east) takes you to some nice pitches (I think this is the Roach route). Good Luck!

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