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telemarkdudeArea Reopened  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2014


This area was closed for the last couple years due to the Waldo Canyon Fire. Very interesting to see the patchwork of burned and untouched forest. Nice day, nice view.
Posted Nov 9, 2014 10:38 pm

knotis23Nice Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2012


Parked at 303/302 intersection and climbed Ormes from South side. Surprised to find a trail near the summit. Nice hike, but it was only 4 miles with this and Notch Mountain.
Posted May 22, 2012 3:35 pm

REMFS302  Sucess!
Great vista of Pikes Peak.
Posted Jun 25, 2011 9:47 pm

Jeremy HakesBoom!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

Jeremy Hakes

Good peak.
Posted Jan 22, 2011 1:10 pm

Brian Kalet9 Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2010

Brian Kalet

With "Notch Mountain", 9620, Mount Deception, China Wall, 9060, Tappan Mountain, 8906 & 8740.
Posted Nov 16, 2010 5:16 pm

InclinerTook the LONG way...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2009


I hiked from just south of Blodgett (my house); up and down the Rampart Range. Came from the East, but summited from the Southwest. Summited four other Peaks on the way but not Blodgett which was always to far North to even get to the approach. Great Day...
Posted Oct 12, 2009 9:06 pm

DWRich4 summits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009
Parked on FS302 at the south of Ormes. Did Ormes, Devil's Kitchen, Lone Pine, and Pt 9500. Lot of deadfall south and southwest of Pt 9500; probably should've stayed closer to the ridge between Lone Pine and 9500.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 10:51 am

Brad76Solitude  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2009


I had this mountain to myself on a mostly cloudy day. The views were still nice but would be even better on a clear day. I summitted by parking at the 303/302 junction and hiking about a mile, leaving the road and then heading up the South Face.
Posted Apr 25, 2009 5:45 pm

kavakFrom FS 302  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 1989


My son and I climbed this and then headed toward Blodgett. The best part of this climb was when we ran across a blue grouse in full display. He seemed to want to impress us as much as any females in the area.
Posted Jul 21, 2008 11:08 am

shanrickvFS 302 & South Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2008


Climbed with my son on Memorial Day and went over to Lone Pine to the east. The original plan was to traverse to Blodgett and look for the 1943 WWII plane wreck, but the weather started to move in and we decided to call it a day. Got some great views of the Thunderbirds practicing for the Air Force Academy graduation.
Posted May 26, 2008 3:10 pm

Sarah SimonFrom FS 302 via South Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2008

Sarah Simon

Parked closer to Rampart Range Road for a nice walk along FS 302. Once we left the road, the ascent was rapid and the navigation easy. I was so pleasantly surprised by the views from the summit of Ormes. Just mind blowing. Views in all directions were fantastic, but Pikes and Almagre were both gleaming in their late-Spring snow. I met a delightful family of 4 on the summit. It was great to see these wonderful parents getting their kids onto mountain summits on a beautfiul day. Hiking partner: Husband. Dogs: Lady, Bing & Lela.
Posted May 11, 2008 9:56 pm

cftbqFS 302 & South Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2008


Started at the FS 303/FS302 intersection just after sunrise. Left the unplowed road south of the summit and generally followed the south ridge up. Beautiful day if a bit windy. A nice summit with great views.
Posted Feb 4, 2008 3:39 pm

davebobk47From Rampart Range Rd  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2007


Perfect day for a hike with the dog. Headed directly up the south ridge from the road. Plenty of dear trails and only a few inches of snow in places. Wonderful views on a clear day.
Posted Nov 25, 2007 7:05 pm

RyanSNight hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2005


After climbing Green Mountain from Stoney Pass and Devils Head via its standard trail, Erin and I drove down the length of the Rampart Range Road to Ormes Peak. By the time we got there it was dark, which made the short hike to the summit a little more challenging than usual. We don't have GPS, so we left the 4Runner's headlights on to ease the navigation during the return. Colorado Springs looked pretty cool from the summit with all the city lights!
Posted Apr 12, 2006 12:43 pm

shknbkevia FS 302  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2004


Parked just beyond the beginning of FS 302 at 9400' due to drifts on the road. Ascended Ormes via the south ridge, then down the east slopes through heavy deadfall to Devil's Kitchen. I had limited views on this day. Ormes is one of only 3 summits in El Paso county with at least 1K' of prominence.
Posted Apr 12, 2006 4:49 am

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