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aw11Nice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2014

aw11

Great, easy climb that only takes an hour up and down. Awesome views. I hike it every year.
Posted Nov 23, 2014 7:39 pm

PeakbugEagle Cliff #16  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2013

Peakbug

After Deer Mountain- with rkymtn.
Posted Jul 7, 2013 6:03 pm

jfulcherFrom the Ycamp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2012

jfulcher

pre-Thanksgiving dinner run.
Posted May 14, 2013 1:19 pm

rkymtnFrom Bear Lake Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2013

rkymtn

My wife and I parked on the southern edge of Moraine Park using the pullout on Bear Lake Road near the bridge over the Big Thompson River. There's a well established trail on the west side of the road the parallels the river and crosses under the road at the bridge. The hike is fairly straight forward, though there are multiple braided trails up the mountain. Nice views from the top.
Posted Mar 17, 2013 2:36 pm

heather14From the Museum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2011

heather14

Decided to do a quick jaunt up Eagle Cliff after some skiing at Hidden Valley.
Posted Mar 6, 2011 10:16 pm

Jeremy HakesNice walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

Jeremy Hakes

Bummer about the graffiti.
Posted Jan 19, 2011 10:32 am

MattKFrom the Museum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2010

MattK

The wife and I climbed on a cold, blustery day. Was a great hike though. Drove over after a climb of Deer Mountain, and then on to Ed's Cantina where we...well I...had several beers and the wife drove home. What a day.
Posted Dec 23, 2010 2:34 pm

KieferVia Tortilla Flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2010

Kiefer

A super quick jaunt after scrambling Point 8,611 down by Glen Haven. Hour RT before setting off for Uncompahgre. Good views of the valley
Posted Dec 13, 2010 2:42 pm

boisedocQuick  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 1988

boisedoc

Quick hike if you are staying at the Y
Posted Aug 3, 2010 12:01 am

CSUMarmotFrom the Museum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2008

CSUMarmot

Cant go wrong, just go up
Posted Aug 1, 2010 11:04 pm

CSUMarmotRe: From the Museum

CSUMarmot

Turns out the true summit is the eastern point, as I found out on my second time climbing from Co 66
Posted Apr 10, 2011 5:35 pm

bus114Non-athlete's comment  Sucess!
I'd like to give a review from someone who is not a climber, not a big hiker, not an athlete -- just a 50-year old in moderate condition. I laugh at the "Easy" rating for this climb. "Easy" is a relative term; since there's no rock-climbing or mountaineering skill involved, it's easy for a climber. Also easy for someone in very good physical condition. But consider this: It's a 900-foot climb, with some pretty steep sections. Like climbing an 80-story building, but in relatively thin mountain air. And on sometimes slippery dirt and rocks rather than steps. So that requires some effort from a non-athletic person like me. Still, I made it to the top okay, and in a pretty short period of time -- and it was certainly worth it. Beautiful views in all directions early in the morning when I was there.
Posted Jan 27, 2010 7:05 am

joegrimRe: Non-athlete's comment

joegrim

I would have to say that it is "easy" compared to most of the other peak ascents in RMNP. :-) But for the short distance required to climb the peak, it is definitely on the steep and slippery side.
Posted Mar 8, 2010 12:18 pm

Brian KaletWest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

Brian Kalet

Good view.
Posted Aug 18, 2009 7:32 am

tomlaurenNorthwest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2009

tomlauren

Hiked the Northwest Slope from the Moraine Park Museum. I enjoyed the nice, flat, summit block. Great views of Moraine Park and the surrounding peaks.
Posted Mar 9, 2009 12:43 am

argothorUp the western slope, down the southern slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2007

argothor

On a long day of hiking, 17 miles altogether, my first destination was Eagle Cliff Mtn. Headed up the west slope just behind the Moraine Basin Museum, picking my way around some rocky cliffs, and then headed down the much easier southern slope, along a faint, but distinct trail. Nice views of the Continental Divide, but with the much larger Deer Mountain in the way views to the north of the Mummy Range was somewhat blocked. Nice hike.
Posted Nov 11, 2007 11:52 pm

syncMy first Colorado summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2003

sync

In Estes Park for a conference, a group of us went up Eagle Cliff mountain. Got hailed on for a few minutes, but very nice views of the Park from the mountain.
Posted Sep 10, 2007 2:56 pm

MoapaPkflashback  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1971

MoapaPk

Date is somewhat of a guess. When I was 16, I arrived with my folks to stay at a cabin just below Eagle Cliff Peak. My friend Tony and I climbed the peak that afternoon. The next day we went up the Sisters, then the next, up Longs.
Posted Jul 31, 2007 11:06 pm

miztflipNice Quick Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2002

miztflip

When I live in Estes and worked at the YMCA I used Eagle Cliff as a quick before work outing. Must have hiked/ran it about 10 times.
Posted Jul 30, 2007 11:04 pm

Mountain JimWest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 1984

Mountain Jim

A nice little mountain with a good summit view. Total ascents = 7.
Posted Jul 30, 2007 9:04 pm

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