Comanche Peak North Ridge

Page Type
Route
Location:
Colorado, United States, North America
Route Type:
Hiking
Season:
Summer
Time Required:
Most of a day
Grade:
II

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Comanche Peak North Ridge
Created On: Jul 14, 2008
Last Edited On: Jul 14, 2008
The final pitch on Comanche is about 500 vertical feet of steep, grassy tundra next to an exposed ridge. Be careful: the marmots are aggressive!

Getting There

Follow the "Getting There" instructions on the main page for Comanche Peak.

Route Description

A weak climber's trail begins up the ridge but soon dissipates. Follow this ridge to the summit, or as it gets steep near the top, bear west to bypass the steep section and then east again to gain the summit. The footing is mostly grassy tundra with some large talus blocks - no scree. It is not as steep as it looks from the pass.

Essential Gear

No special gear is required in summer. There are numerous snowfields to cross during the approach, prior to July, some of which are a bit steep, so an ice-ax and gaiters would come in handy for early season. The final approach to the pass also maintains a snowfield, possibly with cornice, through June, with a bit of exposure in the last 100 feet.


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