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West Ridge Route

West Ridge Route


Page Type: Route

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 38.99900°N / 106.828°W

Object Title: West Ridge Route

Route Type: Hike (Class 1-2)

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Walk-up

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Page By: mtwashingtonmonroe

Created/Edited: Sep 21, 2004 / Sep 21, 2004

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Follow the directions in the "Getting There" section of the main page.

Route Description

This route heads up the west ridge of this peak from just south of Montezuma Basin. You can either park at Castle Creek or continue up to the huts and park you vehicle off the road. From here, instead of following the split in the road right, as if you were going to climb Castle, turn left and follow the road as it winds up into a basin towards a low ridge. From here you'll end up a couple hundred yards from the ridge which heads to the summit. Gain the ridge and continue the final half mile of a class 2 scramble. The route is not marked so pick your steps wisely because this can easily become class 3+ if you stray from the ridge. Views from the top of this peak are wonderful and include almost all the Elk Range fourteeners with a great view of Castle Peak.

Essential Gear

Comfortable shoes, food/water, trekking poles and a camera.
In winter conditions you'll need an ice axe and crampoons so check the weather before you head out.

Miscellaneous Info

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Sarah SimonWest Ridge Route

Sarah Simon

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I've added a couple pictures to your West Ridge route page for Greg Mace peak that I feel illustrate the loose crumbly crud-factor a climber experiences on this ridge toward the summit.


Posted Sep 8, 2010 6:20 pm

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Greg Mace Peak Summit BlockGreg Mace Peak in the Afternoon