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Date Saturday  9/14/2019
End Date
Group State CMC
Event Title TRAILBLAZERS: Mt. Meeker via The Loft
Section Trailblazers
Start Time 5:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Jeff Golden
Member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Waitlist Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Scramble
Climb Type
Climbing Class Class III
Pace Moderate
Trail Mileage 11.5
Elevation Gain 4,600'
Driving Distance


Longs Peak Trailhead
Rocky Mountain National Park
1398 Longs Peak Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517

For more info Contact

Jeff Golden


This is a Trailblazers trip for section members between the ages of 21-39.

When you're looking at Longs Peak from the Denver metro area, most of what you're actually seeing is 13,911-foot Mt. Meeker. The often overlooked Centennial 13er has many classic alpine routes, similar to big brother Longs Peak. We'll be taking one of the easiest ways up via The Loft. Though there are more difficult routes, The Loft still requires off-trail travel, long sections of Class 3 scrambling, and intense exposure. It's a serious climb for adept scramblers only.

SummitPost route description:

Due to the difficulty of the route, I'm asking all interested hikers to please answer the following questions via email (send to in order to register.

  • What high-elevation peaks (13ers or 14ers) have you climbed in the last 12 months?

  • How experienced are you with exposed Class 3/4 scrambling? A list of recent routes climbed is helpful.

  • What's your comfort level with off-trail terrain (scree, talus, etc.)?

  • What's your estimated hiking pace? You can provide your round-trip time from a recent peak hike, your elevation gain per hour, your miles per hour, a Strava screenshot, whatever -- just looking for an idea of your speed to ensure everyone in the group is in the same vicinity. We will aim for a moderate pace on this hike, meaning about 1,000 feet of elevation gain per hour or 2 miles per hour. The summit should take about 4.5-6 hours and the total trip 9-11 hours.