Please recommend a 14er for late April

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Please recommend a 14er for late April

by deungsan » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:32 am

I might be heading to Denver on business in late April, and if it happens, I'll be looking for a one- or two-day climb.

Can anyone recommend a 14er that's likely to be fun (because fun is always good), not too hard at that time of the year (because I'll be alone) and fairly close to Denver (because time will be tight)?

Snow climbs are preferred over dry hikes.

Already done Pikes, Elbert and Quandary, FWIW.

Thanks in advance.

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by mattpayne11 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:09 pm

My only suggestions would be either Grays/Torreys or Bierstadt

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by Layne Bracy » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:19 pm

Longs from Glacier Gorge TH via the trough makes an enjoyable snow climb with incredible scenery. Obviously, it's easier if the narrows and homestretch are somewhat dry, and you'll want the snow in the trough to be stable. If conditions are right, I think it's superior to the other close 14ers.

Other options you haven't done include Matt's suggestions, Evans, Sherman, Democrat/Lincoln/Bross and Yale.

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by mountainjunkie » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:29 pm

Any ideas on what conditions are like in the Trough now? Thinking of heading up this weekend, but it will depend on the conditions encountered.

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by COTrekker02 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:13 am

Elbert - top of the state! Good ski in box creek as well.

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