Welcome to SP!  -
Classic Colorado 14er Routes
List

Classic Colorado 14er Routes

 
Classic Colorado 14er Routes

Page Type: List

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Object Title: Classic Colorado 14er Routes

 

Page By: Brian C

Created/Edited: Jul 4, 2010 / Jul 4, 2010

Object ID: 634596

Hits: 11003 

Page Score: 79.03%  - 10 Votes 

Vote: Log in to vote

 

The List

Gerry Roach is notorious for his "classic" lists in all of guides. These ratings appeal to both list-checkers and list-haters by denoting quality hikes/climbs.

In the 2nd edition of his guide to the Colorado 14ers, Roach has denoted 50 routes as being worthy of his "Classic" rating. I have included the YDS rating that Roach has given these routes.

Front Range

The Front Range has six 14ers and 12 classic routes.

Longs Peak
Keyhole - Class 3
Kieners - Class 5.3-5.4 (Moderate Snow)
Stettner's Ledges - Class 5.7+
Notch Couloir - Class 5.0-5.2 (Steep Snow)
Grand Slam - Class 3

Torreys Peak
Kelso Ridge - Class 3

Mount Bierstadt
East Ridge - Class 3
Sawtooth Ridge - Class 3

Mount Evans
Combination from Mt. Bierstadt - Class 3

Pikes Peak
East Slope - Class 1
Y Couloir - Class 3 (Steep Snow)

Tenmile - Mousquito Range

The Tenmile - Mosquito Range has 6 14ers and 3 classic routes.

Quandary Peak
East Slopes - Class 1
West Ridge - Class 3

Mount Democrat
North Ridge - Class 3

Sawatch Range

The Sawatch has 15 14ers and 6 classic routes.

Mount of the Holy Cross
Holy Cross Couloir - Class 3 (Steep Snow)

Mount Elbert
East Ridge - Class 1

La Plata
Ellingwood Ridge - Class 3

Mount Belford
West Slopes - Class 2

Mount Yale
East Ridge - Class 2

Mount Shavano
Angel of Shavano - Class 2 (Easy Snow)

Sangre de Cristo Range

The Sagres have 10 14ers and 12 classic routes.

Crestone Peak
South Face - Class 3
North Pillar - Class 5.8

Crestone Needle
South Face - Class 3
Ellingwood Arete - Class 5.7
The Crestone Traverse:
#1: Ascending either the North Buttress or Northwest Couloir on the Peak - Class 4
#2: Ascending the Peak's South Face from Cottonwood Lake - Class 4

Kit Carson Peak
North Ridge - Class 4
The Prow - Class 5.8

Blanca Peak
Ormes Buttress - 5.6
Traverse from Little Bear - Class 5.0-5.2

Little Bear Peak
Northwest Face - Class 4

Ellingwood Point
Southwest Ridge - Class 3


Elk Range

The Elks have 7 14ers and 6 classic routes.

Capitol Peak
Northeast Ridge - Class 4
Northwest Ridge - Class 5.7

Snowmass Mountain
East Slopes - Class 3 (Moderate Snow)

Maroon Peak
Bell Cord Couloir - Class 4 (Steep Snow)

North Maroon Peak
North Face - Class 4
The Bells Traverse (Either direction) - Class 4

San Juan Range

The San Juans have 14 14ers and 11 classic routes.

Wetterhorn Peak
Southeast Ridge - Class 3

Handies Peak
East Slopes - Class 2
East Ridge - Class 2

Sunlight Peak
West Ridge - Class 4

Windom Peak
West Ridge - Class 2+

Mount Sneffles
South Slopes - Class 2+
Southwest Ridge - Class 3
Snake Couloir - Class 3 (Steep Snow)
North Buttress - Class 5.6

Mount Wilson and El Diente Peak
Traverse from Navajo Basin - Class 4
Traverse from Kilpacker Basin - Class 4

In Closing

This list is a work in progress. I hope to continue adding photos and information to these routes as I continue to climb them. I hope this page helps some of the other list people out there. Enjoy and feel free to add your own photos from these routes.

Images

Peak to NeedleCapitolKnife edgeKiener\'sKiener\'sKiener\'sLB Traverse
Kiener\'sKiener\'sKiener\'sKiener\'sKiener\'sKiener\'sKiener\'s
[ View Gallery - 31 More Images ]