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Long's Peak (western aspect)

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Long's Peak (western aspect) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 13,500'
Location: 40.25875, -105.62295 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Feb 1, 2015
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A zoomed photo of the Trough taken from the summit...


This is a section of the famous Long's Peak approached via Glacier Gorge. At least one route on snow/ice/mixed wanders up from this basin.

Getting There 

Park at the Glacier Gorge Junction trailhead (a mile below Bear Lake), and follow signs to cliff-ringed Black Lake at 5 miles. Cross the lake at the outlet boulders and follow up the East side. Scramble over talus and ledges up to the snow. The route is the longest finger of snow and reaches up into the NW face of the mountain

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Long's Peak (western aspect)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Long's Peak (western aspect):
The Trough        Alpine, 2200'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Trough is the continuous snow ribbon running f...

The Trough   Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Long's Peak (western aspect...
While everyone else on Long's stumbles over the boulderfield and picks his or her way through the Keyhole, the Trough provides a "paved" access to the Narrows on the northwest summit area of the peak. Visible throughout Estes and from any point on the hike after Black Lake, the Trough shines through as the longest snow field of the three or four that form on the NW face. Continuously steep, but without any technical difficulties, the climb eventually becomes monotonous as each crampon step is ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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