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no2tracksGreat hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2012
Hiked up 704c to north slope, to saddle, then summit with my son. Great hike with good views. The weather was good too. We descended the scenic south ridge with some interesting route finding to the saddle that connects to Pancake Rocks area. 9.25 mile loop. Doing the loop was longer but much more rewarding than returning by the ascent route. Lots of animal signs but no sightings.
Posted Nov 20, 2012 8:38 am

Tjohn67238Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge via Horsethief Park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2011


This was a memorable hike. I particularly enjoyed climbing alongside the boulder field leading up to the saddle. I also visited PT 12586 while up there. Great view of Pikes! I had difficulty relocating the trail coming down, once I got to the trees again. But with the map and compass I got back fine. It made it more of an adventure!
Posted Aug 2, 2011 7:56 pm

ksherwoodMore like 8 miles  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2011
Fairly good directions but there is NO WAY this route is 6 miles roundtrip. More like 8 according to two of our GPSs. We followed the route up, but then came back down the south side of the boulder field. There is really no reason that we could see to hike so far up on the north side, it is narrower and perhaps easier crossing down below. Beautiful day and amazing flowers! I will share our GPS tracks, just send me a message.
Posted Jul 16, 2011 4:06 pm

mattpayne11Via Horsethief park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2010


Fun climb in snowshoes
Posted Feb 4, 2011 12:35 pm

pyergersentinel point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2010


Climbed this peak with Nancy. Great day, and perfect weather.
Posted Nov 1, 2010 10:15 am

ktiffany22Great scramble!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008


Very enjoyable scramble to the summit!
Posted Jul 2, 2009 8:31 pm

cftbqNorth approach: Trail 704  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2008


A beautiful day I just couldn't waste! About 2 and a quarter hours up, a bit longer down, because the cairned route is easy to lose while descending! Nifty summit.
Posted Aug 21, 2008 4:23 pm

Sarah SimonNortheast Ridge via Horsethief Park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

Sarah Simon

This is definitely one of my favorite local mountains. Everything was perfect today: Lovely weather, friendly company, incredibly lush/green approach...and the summit scramble is a gas. What a great day! Hiking partners: Debbie's CMC outing.
Posted Jun 29, 2008 10:00 pm

HootNice trench from Horsethief Park!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2008
Thanks to whoever recently beat down the path up the "cairned trail" from Horsethief Park. I had a great hike up and down this route on Saturday despite some chilly temps. The deep snow on the summit pile made for some fun and challenging scrambling. The snow trench was drifted over above tree line, but is now in great shape (until the next dump). I posted my GPS tracks at:



Posted Jan 14, 2008 11:00 pm

davebobk47Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007


What a fun hike, not to mention an awsome glissade and a fun scramble at the end.
Posted Jul 27, 2007 10:43 pm

BeginnerClimberGreat hike via Devil's Playground  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007


Wow! What a great little hike! My friend and I went via the Devil's Playground on Pikes Peak, and even though we had to do some sledding, I truly enjoyed myself on this beautiful day.
Posted Jun 20, 2007 11:53 pm

Brad SniderNE Ridge from Horsethief Park (variation)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2006

Brad Snider

A lot of fun: snow and ice added an extra "kick" to the ascent, summit and descent. Really fun summit scramble. Alone up there all day, even though I could see a couple cars on the distant Pikes Peak Road from the summit.

Surprisingly nice and sunny day, until I got caught in a snowstorm on the way out.
Posted Mar 19, 2006 12:39 am

Mike McRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge via Horsethief Park Date Climbed: January 7, 2006  Sucess!

Mike Mc

This was a really fun hike. The 3-4 ft. gap with the 30 ft. drop is avoidable. There was knee/thigh deep snow on Sentinel Point's saddle's north face; it made for a great descent!
Posted Jan 7, 2006 7:42 pm

NatashaRoute Climbed: Our own Date Climbed: November 20, 2005  Sucess!


Beautiful day! Got a late start (1:40p) and due to poor direction on my part, we ended up getting way off course. It was getting late so we made a beeline for the summit, not the way to go. Had to do some 3rd-4th class rock scrambling over some car/van sized boulders. Would have been fun in the summer, but with the snow, it added a new element that I wasn't prepared for. Made the summit just after sunset. Headed down the NE ridge to Horsethief, MUCH better. Did some post holing and glissading down. Cool beaver pond, BTW, wish we would have seen it in the daylight!
Posted Nov 21, 2005 1:38 pm

roughinit2Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge via Horsethief Park Date Climbed: 9/10/05  Sucess!
Perfect weather got us up to the peak in 2.5 hours. Once you are in the woods, follow the numerous cairns to the clearing below the boulder field. Here you have several choices - I'm not sure which is best. On the uphill, we skirted the boulderfield on the left side until the trail leveled out (a bit). Then we cut across the boulderfield on fairly level terrain. Once on the grass we just made our way to the high saddle. On the descent, we stayed on the opposite side of the boulderfield, hiking/sliding down the steep hill. This eventually leads to the clearing. It was definately rougher hiking than the south side.

From the peak, we went across the drainage, almost due east, to the next saddle. There are some ok views of the next canyon and a reservior in the distance. From the base of Sentinel's summit to this saddle and back took 30 mintues.

This is a great peak that stands tall, visable from all over. Our total time was ~5.5 hours with a 0.5 hour summit stay and a 0.5 hour side hike.
Posted Sep 11, 2005 6:09 pm

mconnellRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge/Horsethief Park Date Climbed: July, 2005  Sucess!
Went up from Horsethief park, then straight down to the waterfall (can't remember the name). Nice morning hike.
Posted Aug 18, 2005 10:25 pm

csmcgranahanRoute Climbed: Devil's Playground  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2005


Great views for the entire 6 mile route which is all above tree line. Had nearly 1,000 feet of elevation gain on the return to the trailhead. Outstanding route but get an early start. See the route I have added. I hope it is usefull.
Posted Jun 12, 2005 6:42 pm

ColoradoScottRoute Climbed: NE slopes from Crags Campground Date Climbed: July 1976  Sucess!


This was a trip while a teenager staying at the Rocky Mtn. Mennonite Camp, just below Crags Campground
Posted Jun 9, 2005 11:13 am

shknbkeRoute Climbed: Pancake Rocks w/loop down n.e. ridge Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2005  Sucess!


Excellent scramble which poses quite a challenge in winter. I ascended the Pancake Rocks trail, then traversed the long south ridge. Postholing was a problem even with snowshoes. I approached from the s.w. side, but the summit block was all 4th-5th class. The n.e. side is the weakness. Descended n.e. ridge with deep snow in the valley. 3600' vertical on the day!
Posted Jun 8, 2005 1:46 am

Ed FRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge via Horsethief Park Date Climbed: December 2004, June 6, 2005  Sucess!

Ed F

Great local mountain.
Posted Jun 7, 2005 7:46 pm

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