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Date Saturday  9/28/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title The Grand Traverse
Start Time 2:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Nick Quesnel
Member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Fast
Classification Difficult D
Trail Mileage 11
Elevation Gain 5,700
Driving Distance 165


Dinosaur Lots off I-70- Exit 259

For more info Contact

Email Nick Quesnel at for Passcode


Priority will be given to those that I have done previous trips with and believe have the experience needed for this trip. 

Dave Cooper rates this traverse as one of the top ten Colorado scrambles. Drop off a car at Deluge Crk TH. Begin the climb up Bighorn Crk trail. Scramble the N ridge of North Traverse Pk. Traverse the 4th-class ridge across to Grand Traverse Pk. Descend the Deluge Crk trail. Participants must be comfortable with exposed class 3 scrambling.

Participants will be expected to participate in route finding. There will most likely be some "homework" to complete before the trip. Those that do not complete the homework within the given timeframe will be removed from the trip. Everyone must be very comfortable with exposure and route finding. 


Exploratory - The leader has not done this hike, but has done extensive research into the route.


Disclaimer - By signing up for this trip you agree to have your email shared with other participants on the trip.


In order to receive the passcode all questions below must be answered, if questions are not answered you will not be allowed on the trip.

1) Previous class 4 and route finding experience (be specific with route/peak names)

2) Last 5 trips above 12,000 ft. with dates and roundtrip times

3) How you maintain/improve your fitness level

4) Current hiker classification. If you are not a D hiker, why do you feel you are qualified for this trip?

5) What CMC classes you have completed (BMS/ACS, Alpine Scrambling Course, etc.)

6) Any first aid certifications (i.e. WFA)

7) Any medical conditions I should be aware of


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.