Welcome to SP!  -
McGregor Mountain/McGregor Slab
Mountains & Rocks
Mountains & Rocks

McGregor Mountain/McGregor Slab

McGregor Mountain/McGregor Slab

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 40.41364°N / 105.57697°W

Object Title: McGregor Mountain/McGregor Slab

Activities: Hiking, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing, Toprope, Bouldering

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 10486 ft / 3196 m


Page By: Foxy Long Bottoms

Created/Edited: Oct 27, 2006 / Oct 31, 2006

Object ID: 238918

Hits: 8787 

Page Score: 82.95%  - 16 Votes 

Vote: Log in to vote



McGregor Slab is a beautifully textured, south facing, multi-pitch, 700’ granite monolith that offers fantastic moderate climbing with an astounding view of the wonders of Rocky Mountain National Park. The formation is home to several moderate multi-pitch trad routes, some of which are 5-6 pitches in length. The routes are slabby but the rock is highly featured with flakes, crack systems (finger to off-width), jugs, dihedrals, crimpers, etc. Some of the routes are difficult to decipher from the ground. Fortunately the climbing is easy enough that venturing off route will simply put you on something similar in grade. From the vast summit, you can easily descend by walking off. If you do plan on rappelling from the top, 2 ropes are necessary.

Quadrangle: Estes Park

Getting There

From Downtown Estes Park, follow the signs to Fall River Rd (HWY 34). This road is also the North Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. After driving approximately 5 miles, you’ll see The Gateway, Fall River Road Visitor Center on the left side of the road. Look across the street and you’ll see the formation. Hike up and through the campground on an established climbers trail that switchbacks several times before reaching the base. Spy a line and climb.

Camping Lodging

Camping is available in Rocky Mountain National Park. Information on camp and the Park can be obtained here: RMNP Camping
On the mountain, lodging is also available: McGregor Mountain Lodge
Accommodations ranging from camping to elegant Bed and Breakfasts are abundant in the Estes Park area. There are far too many to list here. A simple Google search for Estes Park Lodging will get you all of the information you need.


Weather Forecasts | Weather Maps | Weather Radar

Additions and Corrections

[ Post an Addition or Correction ]
Viewing: 1-8 of 8    


Hasn't voted

Here are more accurate coordinates for McGregor. The first one is the summit; the second, I believe, the slab.

40.41364N, 105.57697W


40.40975N, 105.58485W

Corresponding topozone URL's:




(The topozone link now listed put's McGregor just outside of Lyons ... the coordinates put it in China.)

Thanks for the page - I couldn't recall what one of the photos in the windows of Neptune Mountaineering showed the last few times I was down at the Southern Sun. Mystery solved.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 5:49 pm
Foxy Long BottomsCHINA!!!

Foxy Long Bottoms

Hasn't voted

AHAHAHAHA. Will fix it now. Thanks.

Well, I tried to fix it but I'm still in China. I input W on the longitude and it keeps reverting back to E. Any suggestions?
Posted Oct 27, 2006 6:44 pm
brentaRe: CHINA!!!


Voted 10/10

You have to enter a negative longitude for the western emisphere; W or E are ignored.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 7:25 pm
Foxy Long BottomsEstes Park, China

Foxy Long Bottoms

Hasn't voted

That worked. Thank you both. :-)
Posted Oct 27, 2006 7:34 pm
Mountain JimDark Mountain???

Mountain Jim

Hasn't voted

I don't understand why you think that Dark Mountain would be the "parent mountain" ??? Dark Mountain is on the north side of the Black Canyon Drainage with over a thousand feet of elevation loss/gain and three quarters of a mile separating it from MacGregor Mountain.

I think the Rocky Mountain National Park Page would be an appropriate parent.

Posted Oct 28, 2006 3:00 am
Foxy Long BottomsRe: Dark Mountain???

Foxy Long Bottoms

Hasn't voted

Hi Jim. I got my information here: http://www.climb.mountains.com/Project_Island_files/CO_Range_RMNP_Area.htm

scroll to # 101
Posted Oct 30, 2006 8:08 pm
Mountain JimRe: Dark Mountain???

Mountain Jim

Hasn't voted

Thanks. I think it might work for Gerry's purposes, but on SP, "Parent" has a different meaning. I think people might be confused by the reference to Dark Mountain, especially since Dark Mountain doesn't have a page on SP, yet. Dark Mtn.doesn't get climbed very often. I know several people who hike in The Park a lot, and none of them have done Dark Mtn. I've done it a couple of times, but wouldn't recommend it unless you're trying to do all the named summits in The Park.

I guess I'd just recommend deleting the reference to Dark Mountain.
Posted Oct 31, 2006 2:29 am
Foxy Long BottomsRe: Dark Mountain???

Foxy Long Bottoms

Hasn't voted

Good point Jim. Yeah, giving the reference to "Parent" on SP, it doesn't fit. I will delete the reference. Thanks for the input.
Posted Oct 31, 2006 2:40 pm

Viewing: 1-8 of 8    


Near the top of the Right Standard RouteMcGregorMcGregor SlabOff Route on Left Standard1st Pitch on Left StandardClimbing McGregorMcGregor Slab
Our Variation on Left StandardCrooked HelmetGlad to be off route1st lead of the Right Standard RouteTreecyRight Standard Route Jam CrackMcGregor Slab Right Standard Route
[ View Gallery - 8 More Images ]