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rek769Route Climbed: from Crystal Park subdivision Date Climbed: 25 JUN 2005  Sucess!
OK...I cheated...I had access to the Cone from the Crystal Park subdivision which lies on a shelf below the cone. A steep jaunt up an old forest service road tied into a well marked trail (ribbons and cairns) until I got within 300 yards of the summit. From there it was a pretty tough scramble up to the summit. Not a bluebird day...more like a grey warbler...but excellent views of the city to the east and Pikes Peak to the west. Signed the log, scurried down hoping to beat the afternoon rain...You can also do this hike from the Barr trailhead but it does add many miles to the trek. If you know someone who lives in Crystal Park it's worth a bribe to have them show you the route from there.
Posted Jun 25, 2005 3:15 pm

shanrickvRoute Climbed: Engleman Canyon/Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: June 15, 2005  Sucess!


Finally! On my third try. I was turned around by snow and ice last Novemeber on two occasions, so it was very satisfying to stand on top of this rock. This is one tough hill that was harder than most of the Colorado 14ers that I have done. I can see it from my back deck and on my daily drive to work, so now I can stop shaking a fist at her. Bring a topo, compass and preferably a GPS. Route finding is key for this peak, although the trail above Magog and Gog is well marked with colored ribbons and many cairns.
Posted Jun 15, 2005 6:35 pm

skippermcgooRoute Climbed: Engleman Canyon / Northeast Slope Date Climbed: September 11, 2004  Sucess!
Although not one of the more popular peaks in the front range, Cameron Cone had been calling my name for sometime. It was late Saturday morning when I reached the summit, and there wasn't a cloud for miles. Pikes Peak in all its glory was beginning to feel the breath of Fall, as many of the aspen leaves had changed to gold, and the only sound that could be heard were a few birds chirping here and there. Finally, for anyone looking for amazing views Cameron Cone is a great spot!
Posted Oct 16, 2004 11:15 pm

mmoerkRoute Climbed: Englemann Canyon / Southeast slope Date Climbed: October 10, 2004  Sucess!


As promised, I came back to climb Cameron's Cone again, this time on a gorgeous fall day. Beautiful views! Well worth the effort, and more than likely you'll be the only person climbing the mountain that day (or even that week).
Posted Oct 12, 2004 1:48 am

mmoerkRoute Climbed: Engleman Canyon / Northeast Slope Date Climbed: July 24, 2004  Sucess!


I've been wanting to climb this mountain for some time now. Today was an overcast day with alternating fog and rain. I never even saw the mountain until I was basically on the summit. From the summit I had a great 360-degree view of... clouds. And nothing else. But it was great to make it up the mountain anyway, and I'll head back up on a nice sunny day.
Posted Jul 25, 2004 12:28 am

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