With Eric and Sean. A long bushwhacking, loose scree, great hike. 12 hrs,
If you can make it to Pagosa after doing Meeker and Longs then you have the last two in the bag.
Rocky Mountain National Park is always great place to climb, nice hike to Pagoda Mountain 13 miles. 5500 vertical ft, great day.
with Natalie. Great trail approach, nasty bushwhack from there, great rock climbing up the initial buttress and scrambling after that, tedious and long descent.
I was pretty close but it was getting late and I didn't want to be too high too late. Next time.
Such and impressive mountain
Via the North Buttress. What a fun climb.
Very fun route. Descent sucked.
climbed up the Keyboard - Pagoda Col by staying on the right side on the solid rock to avoid all the scree. On the way down we found a trail that came down through the scree, wasn't too bad and sort of "skied" down parts of it. Don't think I would have liked going up that way. Not as hard a climb as I thought it was going to be. Saw some people on Longs, but no one on Pagoda - got to love doing other peaks besides 14ers.
North Buttress with shanahan96, fun route - especially the upper pitch. The only drawback is the north facing route stays in the shade late and can be a little chilly, bring gloves!
w/mike, great day on an awesome line. chiefs head drew my attention more and more the higher up we got.
From Sandbeach Lake TH. Continued on to Longs and descended Keplinger's Couloir. Long day! See TR.
Great climb, great views from the top.
8/8/09 - Climbed the very cool North Buttress - steep rock with juggy holds. Very nice line and lots of fun. Great summit views to top it off.
7/4/15 - Approached via Sandbeach Lake and climbed Crescent Ridge. Led the 5.6 crux, soloed the rest. Descended from Longs/ Pagoda saddle on snow.
9/12/15 - Climbed the West Ridge as part of the Glacier Gorge Traverse: Arrowhead -> McHenrys -> Chiefs Head -> Pagoda -> Longs -> Storm. Roped up for short 5.7 slab crux pitch and soloed the rest.
Was a fun hike in. A lot of scree though going up the mountain and ended up being one of the harder ones I have ever done.
Powdery snow and some wind combined to make this trip up Pagoda a bit of a toil, but fun none-the-less!
Ditto what everyone says about the beauty of the approach. I enjoyed seeing Long's peak and the other side of the keyhole route from lower down.
Beautiful day on this solo climb of Pagoda via Glacier Gorge. Some snow and ice in the basin above Black Lake and the gully to the saddle was awful - extremely loose and difficult going. Views from top were amazing.
Pagoda Mountain 4,113 m (13,497 ft). Did the climb with Colorado Mountain Club members. The approaching to the mountain and the climb itself was great, despite the windchill at the top. The views of Longspeak were amazing!.