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Southwest Face

Southwest Face


Page Type: Route

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.76610°N / 107.8262°W

Object Title: Southwest Face

Route Type: Hke

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Class 2

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Page By: mountainmota

Created/Edited: Jul 23, 2004 / Jul 23, 2004

Object ID: 161630

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This route is slightly easier and longer than the southeast ridge route. The Rico-Silverton Trail is the start of this appoach. Hike south towards South Park on a nice trail. Follow this trail about a half mile past South Park and then leave the trail and climb west into the southeast basin of Rolling. Ascend the basin contouring to the north to gain the southwest face. The final portion of the slope is composed mostly of loose talus and scree.

Route Description

Once on the southwest face, it is a relatively short class 2 walk on loose terrain to the summit. Very straightforward.

Essential Gear

No special gear is required. An ice axe if you are planning a snow climb, otherwise just bring the basic essentials

Miscellaneous Info

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