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Thatchtop Mt (SE aspect)

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Thatchtop Mt (SE aspect) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 11,800'
Location: 40.28673, -105.6453 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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This is the SE side of Thatchtop Mt. which has ice climbs approached from Mills' Lake. There are a variety of bits of ice here, the longest and perhaps best known is likely All Mixed Up.

Its relatively shorter approach invites one to saunter up to these climbs. However, the early, postholing climber after a big snow dump may fight shorter daylight hours.


Lower level:

A. Curtain, WI4, 1p.
B. Full Recovery, WI2-3, 1-2p, 160'.
C. Mills' Lake Right, WI3-4, 1p, 60'.
D. Chimney, WI5, 1p, 25'.

Upper level:

A. All Mixed Up, WI3-4 PG-13 to R, 3-4p, 500'.
B. Curtains, WI4+ M4.
C. Pipe Organ, WI4+ M4-5, 1p.
D. Dazed & Confused, WI4+ M4-5, 2p.
E. Middle Finger of Dr. Wazz, WI5, 1p.

Getting There 

Park at the Glacier Gorge Trailhead. Hike up the winter shortcut, just after the 2nd bridge going to the split for Loch Vale and Mills' Lake. Head left towards Mills' Lake. Wander up and left from Mills' Lake.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.4 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Thatchtop Mt (SE aspect)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Thatchtop Mt (SE aspect):
All Mixed Up   WI4- R     Trad, Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 550'   
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Featured Route For Thatchtop Mt (SE aspect)
Rock Climbing Photo: Conditions on 11-4-01

All Mixed Up WI4- R  Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Thatchtop Mt (SE aspect)
This is one of the most famous ice routes in the park, an excellent moderate multi-pitch route in an alpine setting. The route follows the large, obvious flow directly above the bowl on NE face of Thatchtop, ascending four pitches of mostly thin water ice. Despite the name, under normal conditions there is actually very little mixed climbing involved although some mixed protection placements may be necessary if the ice is in thin condition. The flow is fairly wide with infinite route possibilit...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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