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Mount Neva Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 12,814'
Location: 40.0069, -105.688 View Map  Incorrect?
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Mount Neva is an easily accessible 12,814' peak in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Neva has several pleasant rock scrambles (including the "classic" 4th class North Ridge) and moderate snow routes. The northeast face of Point 12,700 (a subsidiary peak on the North Ridge) looks clean and solid, and might hold the potential for some technical routes.

Getting There 

Most of the reported climbs are accessible from the Fourth of July trailhead. Arrive early to secure a parking spot. To reach the trailhead, head south through Nederland on Colo 119 and take the right turn for Eldora. Continue for a little over 3 miles, forking to the right past the turn for the Eldora Ski Area, heading instead toward the small town of Eldora. Head west through Eldora for approximately 1.5 miles on a dirt road to another fork. Take the right fork and continue up the dirt road (slightly rough in spots) for another 4.5 miles or so to the trailhead parking lot.

Climbing Season

For the Indian Peaks area.

Weather station 9.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Mount Neva

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mount Neva:
North Ridge        Trad, Alpine   
Direct East Face   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Alpine, 4 pitches, 600'   
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Featured Route For Mount Neva
Rock Climbing Photo: Taking a break before heading up towards the crux.

North Ridge   Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : Mount Neva
Follow the well-marked and well-travelled trail out of the parking lot for approximately 3 miles to Arapahoe Pass. Along the way you'll pass some old mining equipment, and the trail for the Arapahoe Glacier Trail. Continue east until you begin to pass Lake Dorothy on your left. There are great views of North and South Arapaho Peaks to the northwest, and Caribou Lake is visible to the north. Follow a very faint trail across the grass to the base of North Ridge, where the trail becomes slightl...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mount Neva.
Mount Neva.
Rock Climbing Photo: Difficult to see but our ski tracks desnced the fa...
Difficult to see but our ski tracks desnced the fa...
Rock Climbing Photo: Almost there, we decended to the left
Almost there, we decended to the left
Rock Climbing Photo: Neva from South Arapahoe
BETA PHOTO: Neva from South Arapahoe

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By Jeff Barnow
From: Boulder Co
Sep 9, 2005
Great for a mid to late June July ski. My advise would be to bring crampons and an axe depending on your approach and perhaps go a little lighter on the gear than we did.

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