Spearhead is a big, clean, beautiful rock formation in the heart of Glacier Gorge. It features some of the best climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park – the North Ridge is classic by any standard. We guide ascents of Spearhead in-a-day or with an overnight bivy.
Hit the trailhead around 3am and hike into Glacier Gorge. Begin climbing at sunrise with the hopes of summitting and descending before any afternoon thunderstorms have moved in.
Day 1: Plan and prepare for an overnight and alpine climbing outing. Hike into Glacier Gorge in RMNP (6 miles). Set up bivy camp below Spearhead, cook dinner and sleep under the stars.
Day 2: Alpine start to climb the North Ridge (5.6) of Spearhead. After the climb, we’ll grab our bivy sacs and head back to the trailhead.
Read a recent trip report from a North Ridge climb on Spearhead.
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