There is only one 14,000 ft. Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park and it is Longs Peak. Being a stand alone 14,000 ft peak draw in large crowd’s on a year round basis. But, these crowds can be dispersed among the variety of hiking and climbing routes that Longs Peak provides. But, the world famous alpine wall, “The Diamond”, holds many classic alpine climbing routes that people from all over the world travel to and climb. The classic 5.10a Casual Route on Longs Peak, is the easiest route on the infamous Diamond, but this does not mean it should be taken for granted. This is a world class climb and listed as one of the 50 classic climbs. The Casual Route incorporates high altitude climbing with wild exposure and high alpine weather.
This 2 day outing climbs the Casual Route on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. We’ll hike in, bivy at Mills Glacier in the spectacular Chasm Cirque, then make an attempt to climb the most coveted rock route in Colorado. This outing always runs at a ratio of one guide to one client.
Day 1: Plan for a multi-day alpine climbing outing. Hike up Longs Peak to the Mills Glacier bivy site (5 miles). Set up bivy camp below The Diamond and prepare for the next day’s climb.
Day 2: Alpine start to climb the Casual Route IV 5.10a. Hike out (5 miles) to trail head.
Colorado Mountain School
341 Moraine Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
This outing is available on any dates between July 15th and August 30th.