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Northwest Ridge

 

Page Type: Route

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 39.02000°N / 106.844°W

Object Title: Northwest Ridge

Route Type: Hike (Class 1-2)

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Walk-up

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Created/Edited: Sep 20, 2004 / Nov 21, 2004

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Approach


Follow the directions in the “Getting There” section of the main page.

Route Description


This route follows the classic trip up Montezuma Basin. Where the road splits in the basin you’ll want to follow the right branch instead of the left which heads towards Castle Peak. Continue to the roads end. You’ll be able to see Malemute Peak looming to your right with the ridge/saddle above you. Head for the lowest point on the ridge above. Once on top you’ll head southeast to the summit with some nice class two scrambling. The views from the top are unparalleled to any in the range.

Essential Gear


Comfortable boots, snack food/water and a camera.
Winter conditions may occur in any time of the year so always check the weather report for the area.

Miscellaneous Info


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