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Sweet Solitude!

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Sep 16 4:00AM - 5:00AM

Join us for an awesome ridge traverse of the Lake Solitude Cirque in Rocky Mountain National Park. I have done this ridge traverse before and it is incredible. The traverse involves gorgeous lakes, amazing ridges, fantastic granite, four peaks, and sweet Lake Solitude, all on fun class 4-5.0 climbing.

We will start from the Glacier Gorge trailhead and cruise up to Black Lake. We will spiral up the class 3-4 route to the top of Arrowhead, and then do the amazing ridge traverse over to McHenry's (class 4). We will descend McHenry's Notch and then summit Powell Peak (class 4). From Powell Peak we will traverse the airy spectacular ridge over to Thatchtop (class 4-5.0). The views of the Cathedral Spires and Cirque walls from that ridge are unbelievable. We might rope up for a pitch or two on that ridge to stay safe. We will then descend to Lake Solitude and relax in the beautiful meadows surrounding that wild sparkling lake. That lake is so beautiful and secluded. Any time spent there is unforgettable. We will then drop back down to Glacier Gorge and hike back to the cars.

Here is some beta:

http://mountainproject.com/v/shelf-cirque-traverse/107102715

http://www.summitpost.org/arrowhead-to-mchenrys-traverse-a-grand-rmnp-tour/547295

I will bring a light rope and a small rack to possibly use on the Powell to Thatchtop ridge.

Gear List:

- Approach shoes

- Harness

- Belay device

- 1 locking carabiner

- Helmet

- Prusik slings (Prusik slings are a 10 foot length and 6 foot length of6 mm climbing cord. We will show you how to make the slings.)

- Be ready for mountain weather

We will meet at 4:00 AM on Saturday,Sept 16 at the Safeway on 28th and Iris in north Boulder. Meet at the small parking lot on the south side of Safeway, behind a line of trees, across from Starbucks, and next to O'Reillys Auto parts.


You can call/text me at[masked] if something comes up.


Join us to climb that awesome ridge high in the sky!

Rom

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