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RMNP alpine mixed/ice routes with low avy danger?

(or other Front Range locations cool, too) Any recommendations? Short approaches & straightforward descents a plus too! Up to WI3+ M4 mid 5th range would be great! Recommendations appreciated! Happy new year & safe climbing, all!
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Estes area hike 11/12

Hello,

I am going to be in Estes Park area this weekend for the first time. Any recommendations for a "must see" hike in the 4-8 range? Are most areas snowed in yet? If so-any good areas to drive to for photos? Thanks for any suggestions.
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RNMP; Winter Gear rental?

Can anyone help me find a rental source for proper mountaineering tents near RMNP?
This is for the Boulderfield in late February, we've got half a dozen people and I'm the only one with a sufficient tent.

Thanks in advance
Eric
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RMNP - Glacier Gorge Trailhead. Peak Bagging.

Hi All,

Good day.
I would like to attempt a peak from Glacier Gorge Trailhead.
What I am hearing from the Park Service that, there are no trails going to any of the peak - it is all cross country.
My Question is - How difficult is the routes from Black Lake for the below peaks

Chiefs Head Peak 13579 ft / 4139 m II, Class 3
Pagoda Mountain 13497 ft / 4114 m II, ...
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Parking at Maroon Bells/hike from Aspen to Crested Butte

Here is a good resource for info on parking at Maroon Bells if you are accessing the backcountry/climbing areas. Also good info on the hike from Aspen to Crested Butte.
www.tmbtent.com/guide-hiking-aspen-crested-butte/
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Question About the Flatirons

I'm traveling to CO this weekend and we're looking for a good scrambling hike. I have a few questions about the flatirons:

1. I see pics/videos of people climbing what looked like 5.x sections of Flatiron 2. That looks really fun going up, but I don't feel comfortable descending. Is there a way to descend on a less steep trail?
2. Follow up to the above question: if someone in our party freaks out in ...
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Conditions in the Collegiate Peaks

I hope to come in from out of state to go up some collegiate peaks (Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Oxford, Belford, Missouri). Is there snow on the trails and summits already? If so, how deep.

I've never hiked in Colorado late in September like this. Are afternoon thunderstorms as common as in July?

What is the phone number for the Ranger Station in that area? Is there one in Buena Vista? Or Leadville?

Thanks in advance.
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Colorado 14ers in late Sept or early October?

I've only hiked in Colorado mtns in July. I've been up several different 14ers. I was considering a 4- or 5-day trip to bag some 14ers in late Sept or early October... no later than October 8. Is the weather too snowy or too stormy that time of year? I know weather can't be accurately predicted. But what are the trends for that time of year? I was considering peaks in the Collegeate Peaks area... ...
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Guanella Pass, CO dispersed camping conditions?

I'm heading in the diretion of Guanella Pass this week. I was wondering if anyone knew the condition of the Natl Forest Service dispersed camping near the bottom of the climb to the summit. There have been a lot of flash flood warrnings throughout the rest of the state for the last month or so.

That spot is right beside a small creek.

Thought someone might know. I'll probably call the NFS office next.

Thanks ...
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