Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Local Classics: Mt. Meeker - Dreamweaver Couloir

Dreamweaver: Grade: 5.4 Grade III AI3- M2+

Mount Meeker is the second highest summit in Rocky Mountain National Park at 13,911 feet and located next to Longs Peak. Meeker is part of the spectacular Chasm Lake cirque and offers some of the best alpine routes found on the Front Range.

Dreamweaver is one of RMNP's classic snow couloirs that offers steep snow climbing with the potential of mixed ice and rock terrain.

The day starts with an early morning start at the Longs Peak trailhead. The approach is about 5 miles to Chasm Lake. The technical climbing starts with low angle snow climbing for 600 feet up the lower apron of the couloir.

The crux of the route is found about half way up the narrow channel with a possible short pitch of ice and/or mix rock climbing. The climbing is fun, interesting, and a great introduction to RMNP's moderate alpine challenges.

Dreamweaver is a must for any aspiring alpinist looking for a classic route this summer.

If your interested in conditions or hiring a guide for Dreamweaver or another classic give us a call 800-836-4008.

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