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South Shore Clear Lake

South Shore Clear Lake


Page Type: Route

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.81700°N / 107.784°W

Object Title: South Shore Clear Lake

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Class 3 scree

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Page By: nader

Created/Edited: Aug 15, 2003 / Oct 20, 2017

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See "Getting There".

Route Description

Trailhead Elevation: 11940 ft
One Way Distance per my GPS: 0.80 miles, all slippery scree, allow 2 hours uphill

The south shore of Clear Lake is covered with loose scree that makes the hike very slow and unpleasant. Hike parallel to the surface of the lake 100-200 ft above it. Don't gain too much elevation or you will run into cliffs. Once you near the area below the saddle with US Grant Peak, the slopes ease up a little and the rocks become larger making it less slippery. Look to the top to locate a scree slope that cuts through the cliffs on the summit. Follow this slope to the summit. Expect nasty scree again all the way to the top.

Essential Gear

Hiking boots.

Miscellaneous Info

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Pilot KnobIsland LakeClear LakeV2 Summit Viewmy son in the saddleSummit RidgeIsland Lake
V2 Summit ViewThe saddle between V2 and US GrantTrail to V2Summit ridge of V2Little Memorial