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Date Saturday  6/21/2014
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Little Matterhorn Alpine Scrambling School
Start Time 5:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Tom Chapel
Member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 9
Elevation Gain 2200
Driving Distance 120


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Tom Chapel


Field Trip no. 1 for Alpine Scrambling School (Fort Collins Gp), Team C. We'll depart Fort Collins at 5am, regroup in Estes Park and carpool to Bear Lake Trailhead in RMNP. From there we'll follow the Flattop Mtn Trail 0.9 miles, then the Fern-Odessa Lakes Trail to the west side of Joe Mills Mtn. We'll leave the maintained trail, heading northwesterly past Grace Falls. We'll bushwhack and scramble up a steep scree gully to the Knobtop/Little Matterhorn ridge, then scramble along the ridge to the Little Matterhorn summit. Careful routefinding will keep the climbing at exposed class 3. Total hike distance will be 8 to 9 miles. Bring your ice ax, traction devices, helmet and emergency harness/gear.

Trip preference will be in decreasing order as follows: ASC Team C, other current ASC students or leaders/co-leaders, other CMC members. Please register by email with leader.