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Date Sunday  9/15/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Father Dyer East Ridge & Crystal Peak
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Marshall Hull
Member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Trip
Trip Type Scramble
Climb Type
Climbing Class Class III
Pace Moderate
Trail Mileage 7.5
Elevation Gain 3,000
Driving Distance 140 miles


Father Dyer Peak (13,615 ft)
Crystal Peak (13,852 ft)
Summit County, CO

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This is an LIT trip for Andrew Strohmeier and Shelby Marks.
Please contact them directly with any questions.




From the trailhead we will follow the Wheeler Trail to Crystal Creek, head west up to Lower Crystal Lake and then contour around to the base of Father Dyer's east ridge. This ridge is about 1,000 feet of mixed class 2 and 3 scrambling with some short sections of exposure and plenty of loose rock. From the summit of Father Dyer, we will continue west along the ridge (mostly class 2) to the summit of Crystal Peak, a Colorado Centennial 13er. From Crystal Peak, we will descend east to the saddle betweeen Crystal Peak and Peak 10 where we will drop back down to Lower Crystal Lake and follow our up track back to the cars.

Route Map

Colorado Scrambles by Dave Cooper. Climb #34. Father Dyer Peak

We will follow Cooper's route.

A pace of 1,000 ft and 1.0 mile an hour on the approach is required.

Experience scrambling on exposed class 3 rock required.
Please do not sign up for this trip if you are not certain that you have the necessary experience. Contact the trip leader(s) directly with any questions.

Required gear: helmet.
You will not be allowed to join this hike without a rock climbing helmet.
Required gear: 10 essentials, rain gear (jacket and pants mandatory).


Additional trip details will be provided separately.

By signing up for this trip, you agree to share your basic contact information (name, email, phone) with the group.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.