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Powell Peak Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 12,000'
Location: 40.2689, -105.66123 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
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Chris Erickson starting P4, M4+.

Description 

There are some potential and realized sections of mixed climbing up on this less-visited peak that lies just right of McHenry's north face. The climbing has typically been done on the east and southeast sections.

Getting There 

Approach via the Glacier Gorge Trailhead, Mills' Lake, Solitude Lake, and wander rightwards up to a ledge system, and leftward to climbs on this peak.

Descent can be extended, so figure out what your plan is prior to leaving the ground.

Climbing Season

For the Glacier Gorge area.

Weather station 9.1 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Powell Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: The chimney system, starting in the shaded dihedra...

Main Squeeze M4-5  Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Powell Peak
Main Squeeze is probably 6 pitches total if all pitches are roped. We roped up for 3 pitches, all squeeze chimney climbing P1 M4, P2 and 3 M1-2ish, P4 M4+, P5 M4+, P6 M2ish.P1 starts in the large dihedral at the head of the cirque and takes the left branch. The dihedral starts M2-3 and ends in a heel toe squeeze chimney M4, full 60 meter pitch.Pitches 2 and 3 wander mostly on snow with occasional headwalls to the base of the dark, ugly chimney visible from the base M2?P4 is strenuous chimneying ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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