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Foxy Long BottomsShelf and Solitude  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2016

Foxy Long Bottoms

10/2 from Shelf and Solitude Lake

2006 Unsuccessful attempt on AMU.
Posted Oct 3, 2016 10:21 am

Snidely WhiplashFun, interesting route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013

Snidely Whiplash

This mountain appears uninteresting from Estes Park, but the route is more beautiful than loftier peaks. The creek-crossing and stiff off-trail climb up to the lakes is worth the price of admission. Unparalleled views of McHenrys and Powell, not to mention Chiefs Head, Pagoda, the Spearhead, and Longs.
Posted Jul 6, 2013 8:46 pm

awhite28Thatchtop  Sucess!


peaked at 3, asthma attacks, oy
Posted Dec 25, 2012 1:48 pm

ripper333traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2010
arrowhead, mchenrys, powell, thatchtop... a well earned beer is being drunk :0
Posted Jul 6, 2010 10:24 pm

miztflipLock Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2008


Hiked up the S Gully which was much better than expected. Great views all around from the summit. I climbed Thatchtop enroute to the NE ridge of Powell, the over Taylor, up Otis and down Andrews Glacier. Great little hike. Car to Car 6:43.
Posted Aug 27, 2008 10:25 pm

Timothy PearlMixin' it up
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2007

Timothy Pearl

Climbed 3 of 4 pitches on "All Mixed Up" ice on SE bowl. Was getting late decided to head down. Back to treeline by dark. With Ben, Jim, and Eric.
Posted Nov 27, 2007 5:14 pm

bpv_UWSouth Slopes attempt
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2005


Turned back ~500 vertical feet from the summit due to incoming weather. Reached Glacier Gorge just as it began to storm. This is a beautiful route; Shelf/Solitude Lakes are gorgeous and the views from the slopes of Thatchtop stunning. Steep but fun scramble/bushwhack out of Glacier Gorge.
Posted Feb 3, 2007 8:48 pm

boisedocLong day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 1987


Went up via Shelf and Solitude Lakes which are among the prettiest in the park. Very steep hike up to the lakes. Got caught in a thunderstorm on top and ended up going down the north slopes- lots of routefinding problems coming down that way.
Posted Dec 17, 2006 4:23 am

jennakateSouth Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006


Nice route with beautiful lakes along the way!
Posted Jul 19, 2006 2:05 am

Mountain JimS gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 1969

Mountain Jim

Total ascents = 6. Great view of Upper Glacier Gorge from the summit.
Posted May 7, 2006 1:36 am

NanitaDRoute Climbed: Reverse "S" Gully from Loch Vail trail Date Climbed: September 3, 1995  Sucess!


The S gully is not difficult, but watch for loose rocks. The .8 mile tundra slope above the gully seems to keep going and going, but you are rewarded at the summit with a great view of Longs Peak and the surrounding high peaks. We decended via Solitude Lake, Shelf Lake, and "Bench Falls". The wild flowers were out in force making this area one of my favorite places in RMNP. From there we decended to the Glacier Gorge trail and looped back to the parking lot.
Posted Feb 11, 2006 2:38 pm

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