Dark Mountain Climber's Log

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heather14 - Mar 6, 2011 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2011

From McGraw Ranch  Sucess!

It might not be a big peak, but worth it for the simple fact that I didn't see another soul all day.


MattK - Dec 23, 2010 1:14 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010

With The Needles  Sucess!

Head up and over The Needles and then over to Dark. Wanted to head up McGregor, put an injured Achilles started acting up so called it a day. Wonderful seclusion on a beautiful November day.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Sep 24, 2009 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2009

East Ridge/SE shoulder  Sucess!

From Lumpy Ridge TH.


kavak - Aug 4, 2008 10:15 am Date Climbed: Apr 28, 1991

From McGraw Ranch  Sucess!

There was a significant amount of snow on the summit. Actually, I preferred having the snow on the ascent. It gave it an even more remote feeling.


tomlauren - Jun 22, 2008 1:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

South Slopes Route  Sucess!

Hiked the South Slopes Route from the Cow Creek Trailhead. The off-trail hiking was easier than expected - not many downed trees and the forest was generally not very dense. The summit consists of three separate high-points separated by less than 0.1 miles - the farthest (northwestern) summit is the tallest, perhaps by only 10 feet. A summit register existed at both the lowest (southeastern) summit as well as the highest summit.


joegrim - May 1, 2007 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2006

from Black Canyon Trail  Sucess!

Nice hike; a bit steep, but not too tough.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Feb 26, 2007 12:14 am Date Climbed: Oct 20, 1985

From the Black Canyon Trail  Sucess!

If someone is looking for a summit far away from the crowds in Rocky Mountain National Park this one will fill the bill.
Total ascents = 2.


Kiefer - Feb 25, 2007 9:05 pm Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2007

East ridge/SE shoulder  Sucess!

Some of the toughest snowshoing I've ever done. Crossed two gullies, some minor scrambling to gain the SE shoulder (left the main trail too early). The summit and plateau was deep wet snow making for slow movement. Ditched the shoes close to the summit and rock-hopped on exposed fins and logs. Long and physically exhaustive day. Great weather though!

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