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Lizard Head Peak
Lizard Head Peak, considered one of the hardest peaks to climb in Colorado. Unfortunately, or fortunately, we didn't climb it while there. We did a day hike up the Cross Mountain Trail and down the Lizard Head Trail. There were some incredible views of Lizard Head, the Wilson Group, and toward the Sneffels Range and east toward Vermilion Peak on these trails. Quite a unique peak!
(July 1, 2009)

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John KirkNot the Hardest...

John Kirk

Voted 10/10

This is the hardest peak above 12461 with 300+ft of rise. Twin Peaks at 12461 is harder (5.9) and Turret Ridge at 12260 (5.9) is harder. The Index at 13340, is higher in elevation and more difficult, but rises only 240 ft. There are other peaks in CO with 300+ ft of rise in the 5.10+ range. Lizard Head is a short pitch of 5.8.
Posted Jul 31, 2009 2:39 pm

tiogaRe: Not the Hardest...

tioga

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the info. I certainly don't know that much about Colorado since I have only been there three times. I will change it to "one of the hardest." Have you climbed Lizard Head?
Posted Aug 1, 2009 7:10 am

John KirkRe: Not the Hardest...

John Kirk

Voted 10/10

Not yet - probably next year. It is definitely the one 13er everyone who wants to finish the list worries about. The main page here for Lizard Head seems to have the same comment (hardest to climb in CO) so I can see where people could be given that impression. Guess we have the Ormes Guide to blame for that (written before first ascents of some of the peaks I mentioned). Good shot BTW
Posted Aug 4, 2009 1:41 pm

tiogaRe: Not the Hardest...

tioga

Hasn't voted

Yeah, I have never even heard of the others, but as I said, I am no expert of Colorado. Thanks!
Posted Aug 5, 2009 9:45 am

EricChuRemarkable!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

Excellent photo of an awesomely shaped mountain!
Posted Dec 5, 2009 5:09 pm

tiogaRe: Remarkable!

tioga

Hasn't voted

Surely is a neatly shaped mountain.
Posted Dec 6, 2009 10:13 am

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tiogaSubmitted by tioga
on Jul 31, 2009 10:52 am

Image ID: 535298
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Lat/Lon: 37.82911°N / 107.95415°W
Object Title: Lizard Head Peak

Image Type(s): Rock Climbing, Alpine Climbing, Bouldering, Hiking, Scenery