Climb: Longs Peak Cables Route (long)
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This Grade III ascent is a great introduction to technical alpinism in the park and a classic Rocky Mountain route.
This Grade III ascent is a great introduction to technical alpinism in the park and a classic Rocky Mountain route. There is only one pitch of technical climbing with the rest easy 4th and low 5th class scrambling, following the old eyebolts, which were part of the original cables established on the peak. The approach follows through the boulder field and then follow a long line which may be ice covered throughout most of the year, providing an exhilarating alpine experience. For those who are looking for their start into alpine climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Cables Route is a great introduction.
Price: $600 for the first person, and $200.00 for each additional member.
A gear list will be sent upon confirmation of course registration, and we’re happy to help arrange for personal gear if you do not have it.
Itinerary: We start this trip well before dawn and depart and end from your hotel or a central meeting spot, while driving about an hour to our trailhead.While driving, we will cover vital safety and climbing considerations. After arriving at trailhead, we will confirm all safety and personal climbing equipment (shoes, harness, helmets, belay devises, food, clothing and more). Normally it is a 3 -4 hour hike to the climb. We then head off for 6-8 hours of great climbing. At the completion, we will rejoice in our memorable experience
Included in our rates: The services of a professional rock climbing guide, any rock climbing equipment (helmet, harnesses, shoes, belay devises), round-trip transportation from your Boulder hotel or our office, snacks and breakfast and lunch, and education about local and natural history (including library of Rocky Mountain flora and fauna).
Not included in our rates: Park entrance fees, $10 per person daily for Rocky Mountain National Park. Entrance fees are paid directly to the Parks upon entrance, gratuities for your guide are also not included (while the amount is at your discretion, the recommended gratuity is 20%).
Special Notes: This climb is for clients with prior climbing experience.
Difficulty Description: moderate to difficult due to a long approach (2-3 hours minimum, high altitude asthe top of Longs peak is over 14,000 feet) and overall length of trip.
What to Bring: Sent with trip confirmation