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RyanSRoute Climbed: Hourglass Ridge Date Climbed: August 2, 2005  Sucess!

RyanS

Erin and I climbed Alice's Hourglass Ridge as part of Roach's Triple Crown route (from his RMNP guide), which includes McHenrys and Chiefs Head.
Posted Aug 4, 2005 4:11 pm

Addis AbabaRoute Climbed: Central Ramp Date Climbed: august 2002  Sucess!
A fine day in the mountains.
Posted Aug 3, 2005 9:26 am

ZekeRoute Climbed: Hourglass Ridge Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

Zeke

Very long day, but not difficult, just long.

we started at 3am, got to the car 12 hours later.

Great day out. Trail running shoes are ample for this climb. Take a water filter to fill up on the way back to the car.
Posted Aug 3, 2005 12:22 am

ynpsteveRoute Climbed: Hourglass ridge (up) / Boulder Grand Pass (down) Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2004  Sucess!

ynpsteve

Awesome climb! LONG approach! (so start early). We started at 3:10 a.m. but a better (more relaxed) start time might have been 2:30 a.m.



The trail in was steeper than anticipated but certainly "doable". Once at Lion Lake #1 you have a terrific view of Alice and the approach. Distances in the mountains are, however, deceptive so what looked "easy" still required a lot of scrambling and perseverence.



Ultimately reached the summit at 10:10 a.m. Descended via Boulder Grand Pass. Must be very careful coming down the "chute" to Lake of the Many Winds. Very steep and loose.



From Lake of the Many Winds we followed a narrow trail down to Thunder Lake and then followed the trail proper back to the trailhead. Arrived back at parking lot at 4:10 p.m. Tired but happy!



On this day we only saw one other group of climbers (4 in that group) besides ourselves. As the main page for Alice states, it DOES have a long approach (18-miles round-trip) so be prepared (but it's SOOO worth the effort!)
Posted May 20, 2005 9:03 am

Colorado SusanRoute Climbed: Ascended Boulder-Grand, Descended Hourglass Ridge Date Climbed: May 2000  Sucess!

Colorado Susan

A beautiful climb. Bring an ice axe to self arrest on snow fields on Hourglass Ridge. I could have used one!
Posted Mar 16, 2005 12:25 am

georgbetsyRoute Climbed: Hourglass -- Boulder-Grand pass Date Climbed: September 6th 2004  Sucess!

georgbetsy

Climbed Mount Alice starting form the Wild Basin trailhead. Great hike. Especially the Lions Lake area is beautiful and the views of Longs and Meeker from the trail are great. -- There was some snow on the route, which made the descend towards Thunder Lake muddy and slippery at times.
Posted Sep 6, 2004 9:26 pm

ahansen54Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 4 August 2004  Sucess!

ahansen54

Climbed this mountain as part of a six day loop of the North and East Inlets. We started from the Upper North Inlet crosscountry zone (3M), dropped our packs at the saddle, hiked the peak, returned to our packs and descended to Lake Verna in the east inlet. This made for a long, but fun, day. Unfortunately, I submerged my camera in a river a few days before this hike, and therefore have no pictures. It would be a great day hike from either Lake Verna or the Upper North Inlet crosscountry zone.
Posted Aug 7, 2004 10:58 pm

ChrisRoute Climbed: Ascended Boulder-Grand, Descended Hourglass Ridge Date Climbed: May 2001  Sucess!

Chris

Very beautiful mountain. I liked the remote feel of it. Didn't meet a single person on summit day. In hindsight would probably ascend the Hourglass ridge and descend the Boulder-Grand pass to go a little easier on the knees.
Posted Mar 22, 2004 9:48 pm

miztflipRoute Climbed: Hourglass Ridge Date Climbed: September 24, 2004  Sucess!

miztflip

Fun route with a great summit. I did not think that it was class 3 but still fun. I descended the Boulder-Grand variation. Unless this is your first mountain I highly recommend the Hourglass over the Boulder-Grand. I also took in Tanima Peak (making the RT time 6:40 ) just south of the B-G pass which yielded the finest views of the Long's/Meeker massif I have ever seen.
Posted Sep 24, 2003 3:37 pm

smudgeRoute Climbed: Hourglass Ridge Date Climbed: June 25, 2002  Sucess!

smudge

Wonderful summit. Best mountain in the National Park!
Posted May 4, 2003 2:28 pm

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