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Date Monday  9/2/2019
End Date Thursday  9/5/2019
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Capitol Peak-14,130'
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Britt Jones
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Trip
Trip Type Scramble
Climb Type
Climbing Class
Pace Casual
Trail Mileage 17
Elevation Gain 5300
Driving Distance 400


Capitol Peak is in the Elk Mountains due west of Aspen, CO.

Here is the info on

It's declared by most to be the most difficult 14er via a standard route. We will hike into Capitol Lake, go up over the Capitol-Daly saddle, up the basin veering right up to K2, over the "knife edge" and up the northeast ridge to the summit.

We will return the same way. 


For more info Contact

Britt Jones  719-661-4777


MIke Cromwell: co-leader  (858) 395-5986‬




Monday-02 Sep 2019:

We will meet at 7am the Safeway: 3275 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Here we will carpool to the Capitol Creek TH. The will aim to be at the TH and hiking around noon where we will hike up to Capitol Lake. It is about 6 to 6 1/2 miles. We will pitch tents and spend the night.

Tuesday-03 Sep 2019:

We will aim to be hiking by 5:00am.  

After climbing the peak, we will return to Capitol Lake to spend a second night. 

Wednesday-04 Sep 2019:

We will get up shortly after sunrise, enjoy a leisurly breakfast and morning at the lake, then pack up and hike out. We will grab lunch in Aspen and then drive home. 




Reguired gear:

Due to recent problems with black bears, the US Forest Service requires bear canisters when camping in the Maroon Bells Wilderness.

Microspikes, ice axe, helmet, and 10 Essentials. If you don't know what they all are, you can watch the video I made for the CMC:


All 6 of us made the summit of Capitol! Perfect weather day!


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.