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 From Taylor Peak the views...
From Taylor Peak the views of Longs Peak were amazing (January 24, 2004). This one was taken from near the saddle between The Sharkstooth and Taylor Peak. The ridge closest to the camera connects Thatchtop Mountain on the left with Powell Peak on the right.

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KaneStunning, Stunning, Stunning....

Kane

Voted 10/10

I remember not too long ago we had a discussion about which Colorado mountain was the most prominent. I voted for Longs Peak.....Well....I rest my case.Sorry Capitol Peak, you don't measure up to this one.



This is by far the most beautiful shot of Longs I have ever viewed. What a freakin cool looking Mountain!!!!!!!!!



Posted Jan 25, 2004 6:08 pm

KlenkeRe: Stunning, Stunning, Stunning....

Klenke

Voted 10/10

Actually, Elbert is Colorado's most prominent mountain.
Posted Jan 25, 2004 11:34 pm

AndyRe: Diamond

Andy

Hasn't voted

It's on the exact opposite side of the mountain. You can't see it from here. The Keyhole is to the left of the peak (you can't really make it out) and The Trough is the furthest left big, long, snow-filled couloir.
Posted Jan 25, 2004 9:36 pm

AndyRe: Diamond

Andy

Hasn't voted

All the standard routes begin on the opposite side of the mountain: keyhole, cables, loft, anything on the diamond, etc.
Posted Jan 25, 2004 9:47 pm

AndyRe: Diamond

Andy

Hasn't voted

There might be. You can do The Trough route all the way from the bottom of Glacier Gorge (this is usually only done in the winter thought, see this photo). I think the bottom of The Trough has some difficult sections (class 5). There also might be a route that go from the upper part of The Trough straight up this side of the mountain. It seems like I heard a mention of this somewhere, but I can't remember where (maybe Roach). I'd guess it's probably in the class 4 range.
Posted Jan 26, 2004 8:35 am

NelsonRe: Diamond

Nelson

Hasn't voted

Last July I ran into Jim Detterline, the chief Longs Peak climbing ranger. He and another ranger had just put up a 5.11 first ascent somewhere on the summit block above The Trough. There are some other technical climbs on this side, but I don't have any information at hand. Chris probably knows about them.



By the way, that thin line of snow leaving The Trough and angling up to the left is pointing almost directly at The Keyhole.
Posted Jan 26, 2004 9:08 am

John PraterRe: Diamond

John Prater

Hasn't voted

Several guidebooks list routes on the West Face of Longs in the 5.7 range, but more difficult lines are probably possible. I believe the Northwest Couloir/Gully route (5.3?, 4th class in guidebooks) goes up the shadowed area just left of the sunny west face in this picture. The left skyline is the Keyhole Ridge (5.5-5.6). And the upper right skyline I believe would be the line of the (South)West Ridge (5.4).
Posted Jan 27, 2004 6:41 pm

Digglerawesome

Diggler

Voted 10/10

This is one of the best shots I've seen of Longs. Definitely the best of this aspect- thanks!
Posted Jan 26, 2004 1:36 pm

Aaron JohnsonWhere is

Aaron Johnson

Voted 10/10

THE SNOW? Great shot, but we need more snow...
Posted Jan 27, 2004 5:34 pm

GarethWow!

Gareth

Voted 10/10

This picture gives me more appreciation for having climbed the Keyhole route. Man, I love this mountain!
Posted Jan 31, 2004 1:09 am

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