Western Gulley

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 39.73358°N / 106.32538°W
Additional Information Route Type: Mountaineering
Seasons Season: Summer, Fall
Additional Information Time Required: Most of a day
Additional Information Difficulty: Class 3
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Getting There

View of Peak E from Summit Peak F

Trailhead is at Piney Lake. Get off at Exit 176 on I 70 - go west and turn on Redsandstone Rd, which turns into Piney Lake Road. Most of it is dirt road and it can be a bumpy ride, but makeable for a normal sedan - just take it slow.Park outside the reserve gate to your right

Route Description

View of Peak G from Summit Peak F

Hike from Piney Like along Piney River Trail to the Upper Piney Valley until you are below the notch separating Peak F and Peak G.

Leave the trail and bushwhack in direction of the notch. A very long talus filled gully is leading straight up to the notch and offers the easiest approach to Peak F from Piney River Valley. The talus is extremely lose, getting up to the notch (and back again) is a pretty tedious/frustrating affair as anything and everything is moving underneath your feet.

Right below the notch turn to your left. A short Class 3 climb will get you to the summit of Peak F.

Essential Gear

Summit view to the East- Peak F

Sturdy boots, helmet and walking poles - in spring crampons and ice axe



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