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4th class summits

Postby nikolai » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:05 pm

Hello all--
This summer I hiked North Arapahoe and Aguille du Greyrock and had a great time on the scrambly parts.
Can you guys recommend some other mountain hikes around the front range that have similar elements.
Thanks!

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Re: 4th class summits

Postby DerekFreed » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:33 am

Hello-
Aguille du Greyrock is still one of my favorite little peaks. How does it look now post-fire?

1: North Ridge of Neva is good, a tad harder than the Arapaho Traverse but a bit more enjoyable. (For me at least.)

2: If you liked Aguille du Greyrock, you may also enjoy UN10620 in the LCW. Long hike for such a short summit scramble, but you could spend an hour just scrambling around the top area. If you search hard or get a small boost, its only class 3. A class 4 mini chimney was more fun though.

3: Raleigh Peak in the South Platte area has requires an exposed class 4 "belly move" to summit, along with plenty of scramble opportunities.

4: The Citadel and Hagar Mountain loop from Dry Gulch is fun, although probably closer to class 3. Similar in difficulty to the Arapaho traverse.

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Re: 4th class summits

Postby Sarah Simon » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:52 am

DerekFreed wrote:2: If you liked Aguille du Greyrock, you may also enjoy UN10620 in the LCW. Long hike for such a short summit scramble, but you could spend an hour just scrambling around the top area. If you search hard or get a small boost, its only class 3. A class 4 mini chimney was more fun though.


Derek's like a drug pusher with those UN peaks, esp. in LCW.

Seriously, good suggestions, D!
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Re: 4th class summits

Postby nikolai » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:15 pm

DerekFreed wrote:
Aguille du Greyrock is still one of my favorite little peaks. How does it look now post-fire?
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Awesome.

I think it is fascinating to see burn areas where there is nothing but tree husks and black dust on the ground. But there are plenty of other spots that are untouched by fire, as well as everything in between. I imagine over the next few winters a lot of trees will be falling and making cross country travel laborious but the area is in great shape now.

The Greyrock and Hewlett Gulch Trails opened on Labor Day weekend, so it is not illegal to go explore that area now. I think the entire rest of the burn are a is still closed, and I saw a helicopter last weekend dropping seed so if you go exploring elsewhere in the burn area you run the small risk of having a bale of hay land on your head.

Thanks for the mountain suggestions!

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