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NE Slopes

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Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 39.81400°N / 105.716°W

Object Title: NE Slopes

Route Type: Hiking

Season: Summer

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Class 2+/3

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Page By: KAmmerman

Created/Edited: Sep 13, 2007 / Sep 13, 2007

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Overview

For a slightly more exerting route from Chinn's Lake try the NE Slopes. This is especially nice if you plan to also hike Mount Eva and/or Mount Flora during the same day, to cut down on RT distance by 1/2 mile or so.

Getting There

From I-70 exit 238, Fall River Road, follow the exit ramp to Fall River Road and turn right. Follow Fall River Road 6.7 miles until a turnoff on the left to a dirt road. Drive on this dirt road 2.4 miles at 10,400' to a "Y" junction. The last mile to Chinn's Lake is on the left-hand (southern) 4x4 road at this intersection.

4x4 or hike to Chinn's Lake on a southern spur road approximately 1 mile SE of Fall River Reservoir.

Route Description

From the SW side of Sherwin Lake choose a route straight south up the NE face of Witter until reaching the ridge. From here talus hop SW 1/2 mile on a SW angling traverse to avoid a couple of the points along the way.

Aim to intersect the ridge just east of the steep East face to minimize elevation gain/loss. This final face borders on easy class 3 for 60 feet until reaching the summit.

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Final East face of WitterNE Slopes of Witter