Photo by Imraan Ahmed
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Dec|
|Nearest major airport:||Denver|
|Convenient Center:||Georgetown, CO|
Thanks to Ken Whittenburg for adding this peak.
One of the easiest 14ers to climb in Colorado- provided you ascend the west slope. The east face is very steep and has a great class 3 SE ridge climb. The mountain is heavily climbed due to exceptionally easy access. Best time to climb is winter when snow covers willows and cold keeps the crowds home! An easy, pink granite peak on the Front Range of Colorado. Overshadowed by its slightly taller (14,263') cousin, Mount Evans. Easiest accessibility is from Guanella Pass (11,769'), where there is a dirt parking lot. The standard climb goes up the northwest ridge, to the west shoulder at 13,600'. The last 460' to the summit is a boulder-hop, but I wouldn't consider it a scramble.
Thanks to Ken Whittenburg for this description.