A challenging scramble up one of Colorado’s hardest 14,000-foot peaks. This is not just a hike. It is a sustained, steep scramble (hand and foot climb) up a popular route with loose rock, running water, and possibly snow and ice. Wearing a helmet is recommended, and the use of an ice ax may be required in spring and fall. It is the only nontechnical way to climb one of Colorado’s hardest 14,000-foot mountains, but it does require some route-finding skills and is surrounded by technical terrain. Only those who are comfortable on steep rock should attempt it.
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Directions to: Crestone Needleprint directions
Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||3,000 ft|
|Duration||Out-and-back day hike or overnight backpack|
|Season||Best July to September|
|Trailhead Elevation||11,100 ft|
|Top Elevation||14,197 ft|
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