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edlinsRoute Climbed: a west-side couloir on north and traverse to south Date Climbed: June 5th, 2005  Sucess!

edlins

went for north star, took next couloir south instead. scary snow, long day, fun traverse. 13 hours car to car.
Posted Jun 6, 2005 3:44 pm

Steve LarsonRoute Climbed: Arapahoe Peaks Traverse Date Climbed: December 1990  Sucess!

Steve Larson

During the run-up to the first Gulf War, and the dissolution of my relationship with the Univeristy of Colorado, Boulder, I decided to take a day off and walk up these two peaks, which are so striking from the plains outside Boulder. It's a beautiful hike, the third class ridge is fun. Too bad the Arapahoe Glacier is off-limits. It would make a good ski run.
Posted Nov 28, 2004 10:05 pm

colintRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: May 2004  Sucess!

colint

Intense winds and blinding snows made for a fun climb, but kept me off the North Arapahoe traverse.
Posted Aug 10, 2004 2:54 pm

Aaron ReidRoute Climbed: Arapaho Peaks Traverse Date Climbed: 8/5/2004  Sucess!
Did the traverse today, what a great route. The crux slab is overrated in my opinion... I'm 5'6 and I pulled myself up with just my hands on the shelf and a tiny bit of traction from my hiking shoes. The slab is maybe 6 1/2 feet high on its right side. The crux for me was downclimbing the slabby face to avoid the 7 ft. notch right near the end of the route.
Posted Aug 6, 2004 12:20 am

georgbetsyRoute Climbed: Southeast ridge on South Arapahoe + traverse to North Arapahoe Date Climbed: August 5, 2004  Sucess!

georgbetsy

We had a great time hiking up South Arapahoe and traversing to North Arapahoe. We started at 7:15 and just made it back to the car before the thunderstorm started. I cannot believe how many people were just starting at the trailhead with dark clouds all over the place. No wonder so many people get hit by lightning each year.
Posted Aug 5, 2004 5:28 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: Arapaho Traverse with Old Baldy Date Climbed: July 31, 2004  Sucess!

RyanS

We finished our month in the Indian Peaks with the Arapaho Peaks. The traverse was a hoot, and the climb of "Old Baldy" was worth it for the view of the Arapahos alone! A trip report is available here.
Posted Aug 3, 2004 2:44 pm

bdewoodyRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 2 2004  Sucess!

bdewoody

The 5th and final peak. We finished the day after hiking 18 miles from Rollins Pass to Caribou Lake. Being too late in the day, we decided not to attempt the traverse over to North Arapahoe.
Posted Jul 4, 2004 5:09 pm

pphluxRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: June 29th, 2004  Sucess!

pphlux

Climbed with my sister after camping at Buckingham campground. Made the south summit after 2.5 hours. Stayed on top for an hour fighting marmots, and headed down, as she was not very interested in the traverse. Great climb. I'll certainly be back for the traverse soon.
Posted Jul 1, 2004 12:30 pm

Ryan KowalskiRoute Climbed: Standard route to traverse Date Climbed: July 7, 2002  Sucess!

Ryan Kowalski

Pretty easy scrambling on the ridge and a great approach hike are what single out this wonderful climb. Popular peaks, but understandably so.
Posted Apr 19, 2004 4:09 pm

f360driverRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July/03  Sucess!

f360driver

Easy Hike. Hoping to do Sky walker couloir soon.
Posted Apr 14, 2004 6:52 pm

CharlesDRoute Climbed: Standard South Ridge Date Climbed: October 11, 2003  Sucess!

CharlesD

Despite the light snowfall the night before and the startlingly strong winds, we persevered. Started from 4th-of-July at 8am with Justin and Kristie van Voorst and Nathan Smith. Surprisingly stout weather above TL. Made it to the summit of South Arapaho with little trouble after a steep climb from the col. van Voorsts turned back here leaving Nathan and I to traverse the ridge. Definitely looked worse than it was and was conciderably easier in every way than the nearby Neva north ridge. Snow and strong cross-winds made going a little more challenging, but not as much as I'd expected. Some route-finding challenges along the way. Total there-and-back time from S peak was 2.5 hours. Descent through lessening winds and melting snow. Arrived back at the car at 4:30.
Posted Mar 18, 2004 10:35 am

CanopyBoyRoute Climbed: Standard North to South ridge traverse Date Climbed: August 2, 2003
Both peaks are very rewarding in themselves, but the true gem of courage is the ridge traverse. The beginning of the ridge from the south peak is rather inviting, but sooner or later it throws you a few class 3 curveballs. Although there is only 100 feet of elevation gain between the peaks, its sure takes a lot of work. August was perfect, the only snow on the mountain was the glacier itself.
Posted Aug 3, 2003 10:53 pm

KaneRoute Climbed: Standard traverse of South and North Arapaho Date Climbed: 6-12-2003  Sucess!

Kane

My friend Josh and I climbed these two wonderful mountains on a perfect day in June. Personally i was a bit aprehensive concerning getting both summits. Recently in Colorado the thunderheads start building at 11:00 a.m. and are full blown within 2 hours or less. I'm talking no clouds to lightning in less than two hours! The ridge traverse takes about 1hour and twenty minutes, one way. So needless to say I was feeling a bit uneasy when the cloud buildup began as we started our traverse. As we summited North Arapaho those clouds began to drift away over the Denver area and we had great weather for the rest of the day. Here is a trip report.
Posted Jun 15, 2003 8:50 pm

mpyleRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: 31 May 2003  Sucess!

mpyle

Climbed a gentler snow slope east of Skywalker. On snow almost whole way from TH. Feared the steep snow and possible cornices on the traverse, so limited myself to the south peak.
Posted Jun 2, 2003 7:46 am

mtnhiker13Route Climbed: 4th of July Trailhead Date Climbed: June 29, 2002  Sucess!

mtnhiker13

The class 3 route from South to North Arapahoe Peaks make this mountain a favorite. A great get in shape hike for something like Long's Peak. Challenging but do-able. We climbed during the peak of the wildfires this summer so the views we had weren't very good. I would like to go back under better conditions.
Posted Dec 27, 2002 1:12 pm

JoshRoute Climbed: Arapaho Peaks Traverse Date Climbed: June 10, 2002  Sucess!

Josh

Nice morning exercise. The trail was essentially snow-free. Running shoes sufficed.
Posted Jun 10, 2002 11:55 am

NelsonRoute Climbed: Skywalker Couloir Date Climbed: June 8, 2002  Sucess!

Nelson

In this year of abnormally low snow, early June conditions ranged from near ice, to slushy unprotectable mush, to perfect styrofoam. It changed every hundred feet. The quote-unquote "easy" finish looked tougher than Princess Leia, so we went the Princess way. It was only four feet wide at places. A hidden cornice at the top finished off an exciting climb!
Posted Jun 9, 2002 9:06 am

ZekeRoute Climbed: Skywalker Couloir/Traverse Date Climbed: June 2000  Sucess!

Zeke

Great climb and awsome finish. It may pucker you a bit. Do the traverse to North Arap. while your there, definately worth it.
Posted Nov 28, 2001 1:25 pm

kisters_0Route Climbed: Sky Walker to S Arapaho, North ridge traverse to N Arapaho. Date Climbed: 06/01  Sucess!

kisters_0

What a great ridge traverse. Definetly a must climb.
Posted Oct 12, 2001 1:11 pm

Jim ClarkeRoute Climbed: Standard South to North traverse Date Climbed: 10/3/99  Sucess!

Jim Clarke

Fun, airy traverse in perfect fall weather...
Posted Jul 23, 2001 6:10 pm

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