Thatchtop Climber's Log

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SarahThompson - Sep 18, 2018 6:38 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2018

Shelf Cirque Traverse  Sucess!

Climbed easy slopes from Shelf Lake and continued on to Powell, McHenrys & Arrowhead.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Oct 3, 2016 10:21 am Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2016

Shelf and Solitude  Sucess!

10/2 from Shelf and Solitude Lake

2006 Unsuccessful attempt on AMU.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Jul 6, 2013 8:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013

Fun, interesting route  Sucess!

This mountain appears uninteresting from Estes Park, but the route is more beautiful than loftier peaks. The creek-crossing and stiff off-trail climb up to the lakes is worth the price of admission. Unparalleled views of McHenrys and Powell, not to mention Chiefs Head, Pagoda, the Spearhead, and Longs.


awhite28 - Dec 25, 2012 1:48 pm

Thatchtop  Sucess!

peaked at 3, asthma attacks, oy

ripper333 - Jul 6, 2010 10:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2010

traverse  Sucess!

arrowhead, mchenrys, powell, thatchtop... a well earned beer is being drunk :0


miztflip - Aug 27, 2008 10:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2008

Lock Loop  Sucess!

Hiked up the S Gully which was much better than expected. Great views all around from the summit. I climbed Thatchtop enroute to the NE ridge of Powell, the over Taylor, up Otis and down Andrews Glacier. Great little hike. Car to Car 6:43.

Timothy Pearl

Timothy Pearl - Nov 27, 2007 5:14 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2007

Mixin' it up

Climbed 3 of 4 pitches on "All Mixed Up" ice on SE bowl. Was getting late decided to head down. Back to treeline by dark. With Ben, Jim, and Eric.


bpv_UW - Feb 3, 2007 8:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2005

South Slopes attempt

Turned back ~500 vertical feet from the summit due to incoming weather. Reached Glacier Gorge just as it began to storm. This is a beautiful route; Shelf/Solitude Lakes are gorgeous and the views from the slopes of Thatchtop stunning. Steep but fun scramble/bushwhack out of Glacier Gorge.


boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 4:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 1987

Long day  Sucess!

Went up via Shelf and Solitude Lakes which are among the prettiest in the park. Very steep hike up to the lakes. Got caught in a thunderstorm on top and ended up going down the north slopes- lots of routefinding problems coming down that way.


jennakate - Jul 19, 2006 2:05 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

South Slopes  Sucess!

Nice route with beautiful lakes along the way!

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - May 7, 2006 1:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 1969

S gully  Sucess!

Total ascents = 6. Great view of Upper Glacier Gorge from the summit.


NanitaD - Feb 11, 2006 2:38 pm

Route Climbed: Reverse "S" Gully from Loch Vail trail Date Climbed: September 3, 1995  Sucess!

The S gully is not difficult, but watch for loose rocks. The .8 mile tundra slope above the gully seems to keep going and going, but you are rewarded at the summit with a great view of Longs Peak and the surrounding high peaks. We decended via Solitude Lake, Shelf Lake, and "Bench Falls". The wild flowers were out in force making this area one of my favorite places in RMNP. From there we decended to the Glacier Gorge trail and looped back to the parking lot.

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