Northeast Ridge

Page Type
Route
Location:
Colorado, United States, North America
Route Type:
Hiking, Mountaineering, Scrambling, Skiing
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Time Required:
Half a day
Rock Difficulty:
Class 3
Grade:
I

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Northeast Ridge
Created On: Apr 22, 2005
Last Edited On: Jan 2, 2014

Approach

Exit I-70 westbound directly after the Eisenhower Tunnel and park on the north side of the highway (11,140').
Coon Hill Routes
Coon Hill ascent routes. Red = South Ridge. Blue = Northeast Ridge. Click to enlarge.

Route Description

From where you park, travel north about 0.8 miles. Coon Hill will be obvious on your left after about 0.4 miles. Gain the northeast ridge. This can be accomplished on skis or by bootpacking depending on the exact route chosen. Scramble southwest towards the ridge to summit Coon Hill.

Essential Gear

Skins and skis are best for snow climbs in the spring. A pack with a good carry system will help during the scramble.

Numbers

3.2 miles roundtrip
1,640 vertical feet up






Northeast Ridge

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