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Date Sunday  6/8/2014
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Nokhu Crags South summit 12,480' ( a little lower than the north summit. Moderate snow, Class III rock
Start Time 5:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Peter Bodig
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Rock Climbing
Climb Type
Climbing Class
Pace Moderate
Trail Mileage 9
Elevation Gain 2,000'
Driving Distance


Nokhu Crags are located in the Colorado State Forest State Park in Northern Colorado. The are accessed from highway 14 at Cameron Pass. 

Nokhu Crags are the prominent feature visible from Cameron Pass in northern Colorado. The crags have multiple summits and this trip will take us to the shorter south summit. The south summit is around 5' shorter than the north summit.

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Trip Leader: Peter Bodig,


Nokhu Crags South summit.

Moderate Snow; Class III; up to nine miles round trip; up to 2,000' vertical gain.

We will do an early (alpine) start (time TBD) in order to have firm snow for crampons and to get off the the snow slopes before avalanche danger increases. Depending on snow conditions we will start at the Lake Agnes trail head or Cameron pass. Either way we will snowshoe the Michigan ditch to the basin northeast of the crags. We will ascend into the basin to the base of two couloirs. We will climb the smaller southern couloir know as the "Nokhuloir" (moderate snow) to a notch. From the notch we will climb on rock (class 3) to the summit of the south summit. Be aware the the Nokhu Crags are known for their loose rock! We will return via the ascent route. 

Consider this an exploratory route but we will be following the route described in Rocky Mountain National Park The Complete Hiking Guide by Lisa Foster.

Required equipment: snowshoes, crampons, ice axe, helmet, avalanche gear (trancever, shovel, probe), appropriate clothing, gear and pack.





Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.