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FoxfulnessMade it up the rope!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2017


Today I went back with two goals: find a shorter route from N. Cheyenne Cañon (accomplished! Go from the trail close after tunnel 5) and to make it up the rope climb (also accomplished! Great views).

A gorgeous day for this run, I will definitely go again.
Posted Oct 24, 2017 8:22 pm

mike89Easy clinbing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2017
Easy stroll in the park on a mostly well defined path up to the climbing portion. There is the original knotted rope as well as a second blue nylon knotted strap. I opted for the newer nylon strap as it had a loop for my foot to give me a boost up. I'm normally scared off by climbing and exposure, but as far as climbing goes, it's easy enough with solid rock and good hand and foot holds. I did the entire thing (and I have almost 0 climbing experience) in under 50 minutes stopping for photos at the top. Definitely a must do if you're on a short timeline and had great views of the city
Posted Jul 28, 2017 9:49 pm

crussellbowdenDOME FEEL LIKE HOME  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2017


Posted Jul 7, 2017 9:19 pm

FoxfulnessFrom North Cheyenne Cañon   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2017


Went yesterday with my friend, 21 miles round trip. I am not a great rock climber, so I wimped out at the rope. But I'm counting this on my "climbed" list for now. I'd like to try again, maybe starting from the "standard" trailhead instead of having nearly 10 miles of jogging just to reach the trailhead
Posted Jul 4, 2017 7:57 pm

Delta penguin Good hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2013

Delta penguin

Great little hike! Maybe needs a little trail work in places so you don't miss the trail.
Posted Aug 6, 2013 10:42 pm

knotis23Again With the Kids  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012


Perfect weather, Tara and Emma had fun and made it to the top. Good day.
Posted Aug 13, 2012 6:11 pm

hans.schenkGreat Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2012


Great little hike with a striking summit! I loved the scramble up the fixed rope.
Posted May 19, 2012 12:27 am

knotis23Second Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2012


Pretty cool mountain, great views, cool terrain, but I do wish the trail was a little longer. Took longer to drive to trailhead than to hike round trip.
Posted May 15, 2012 3:15 pm

WarsteinerGold Camp Rd,up Fixed Rope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2011


After a detour due to a missed switchback we turned around and spotted the fixed rope on our way back. Climbed up the rope and scrambled/hiked to the only summit we could find a route up to. I'm not sure which summit is the highest but the hike and view were great. I guess we'll go back and look for a trail up to the other summit. We built a cairn to try and point people toward the rope and I'll add a few pictures of the trail we took. The hike took us about an hour round trip, my hiking partner was an 11 year old and he did great other than having to be pushed over the rope ledge. A fun short hike but the rope ledge is probably around 8 feet high so be ready to brush up against some rock.
Posted Aug 15, 2011 7:09 pm

cftbqup the notch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2010


Took the "shortcut", which starts with the fixed-rope-assisted overhang at the bottom of the steep gully which leads to the saddle between the true high point and the more dramatic east point. It didn't really save any time, but it was more dramatic.
Posted Aug 18, 2010 6:35 pm

VermontMikeTrue summit this time!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009


Having been up the more interesting but lower east summit (the one with the fixed rope), I came back to hit the true summit via the Class 2 ramps to the top. Good views of UN 10100 and surrounding peaks!
Posted Aug 19, 2009 11:13 pm

HokieJimQuick...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009


walk and summit scramble. Route finding can be a little tricky, but sticking to class 2 terrain will get you there.
Posted Jul 3, 2009 6:42 pm

ktiffany22Neat scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009


After hiking Mt. Rosa we stopped off for this short hike/scramble. Took 45 minutes round trip- not bad!
Posted Jul 3, 2009 6:28 pm

pyergerfun  Sucess!


Fun little hike.
Posted May 15, 2009 3:40 pm

Sarah SimonGold Camp Road TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2008

Sarah Simon

This was a very cool little hike. We were looking for a short but fun outing for the day. (It is, afterall, football season, that hallowed time of year when I become The Football Widow). We loved the route-finding and scrambling on this peak. It's fun to sit on this summit and identify (or try to identify/guess) surrounding mountains. Hiking companion: Husband.
Posted Nov 8, 2008 6:38 pm

lizrdboyHappy Birthday Dad  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2007


I forgot to send him a card, so this will have to do... I was planning to climb Mt Rosa, but the road was so snow packed that my Element couldn't make it up the grade. So after 5 miles or so, I turned around and headed back to the Broadmore - looking for any sign of a hiking trail along the way. I found one at the Forest Service kiosk/pullout and decided to follow it though I didn't know where it went. The forest was perfectly silent, the way it gets after lots of new snow.

I hiked or about 45 minutes until I spied the summit of St. Peter's through the trees. Not being familiar with the area, I had no idea what it was, but decided I was close enough to go fo it. I left the trail and over-landed straight for the top. That almost killed me. It was 20 degrees out, and the dry air just didn't seem to carry any oxygen for me. I was in no hurry though and eventually crawled onto the rocky summit section.

The fixed roped section was fun, especially with snow on the ledges. I cleared off the snow as best I could on the way up and, to help my descent. The summit was lovely. Great views, and though it was cold, there was no wind. I descended the way I came up and headed out, still not knowing what I'd climbed. In my rear-view mirror, I caught a glimpse of St. Peter's and noted how symmetrically lovely it looked. I made a mental note to look it up and try to climb it sometime... of course that was the mountain I did climb... by a new route I guess. It was 2,000 vertical feet from the car and about 2 miles.

Nice peak. The rocky summit section made it all worthwhile.
Posted Dec 16, 2007 11:35 am

cftbqGold Camp Rd. TH, both summits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


Took advantage of gorgeous sunny weather to bag this little summit, as well as the rock outcropping just east of the top. Saw one other couple on the trail, who couldn't find their way to the top. Neat scrambling on good rock!
Posted Jun 30, 2007 5:14 pm

davebobk47Gold Camp Rd TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2007


Nice short climb. Lots of fun scrambling/climbing near the summit.
Posted Jun 19, 2007 12:32 pm

shanrickvGold Camp Road TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006


Great short climb with my two oldest kids on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
Posted Jun 12, 2006 4:14 am

Ed FRoute Climbed: From Gold Camp Road Date Climbed: Summer 2001  Sucess!

Ed F

This is a great little hike near CO Springs. The final scramble looks worse than it really is. I used to live a few miles from this area. It's beautiful.
Posted May 19, 2005 3:46 pm

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