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Route
Location:
Colorado, United States, North America
Route Type:
Hiking
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall
Time Required:
Half a day
Difficulty:
Very steep incline, extremely difficult when icy(crampons required)

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Created On: Nov 16, 2006
Last Edited On: Nov 16, 2006

Overview

This is the only existing route for cilmbing Eagles Peak. It starts out as a road perpenidcular to the mountains directly across from the chapel/sports field parking area. After about a 10 minute hike by a lake and through some meadows, the road turns into a skinny trail with a sign at the front giving the stats of the mountain, etc. Follow this trail up into the canyon. This canyon has an intermittent creek flowing in it, which can make the trail very icy at times. The canyon does not get any sunlight, so it's always icy and snow-filled in the fall/winter. If you intend to climb this peak from October-April, you'll definetly need crampons and gloves because hands are needed for support. After hiking up this extremely steep canyon(up to 60 degree angle in spots with rock scrambling necessary)you'll come to a large, flat, aspen-filled meadow at about 9000' on the saddle of the mountain. Continue walking up the trail to the top of the peak. It isn't very hard one you reach the saddle. This peak is not to be underestimated because people have died on it before. Not for novice climbers.

Getting There

Go to the main chapel/sports field perking lot and the trailhead is directly across the main road through the academy. There's a sign that says "authorized vehicles only" in front of the road.

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Essential Gear

Crampons/gloves/in winter. Ice axe optional for extra stabilization

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