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Date Saturday  6/12/2021
End Date
Group Northern Colorado
Event Title Hazels Cone, 9,133, RMNP
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader John Raich
Member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Scramble
Climb Type Trad Lead
Climbing Class Class III
Pace Casual
Trail Mileage 3
Elevation Gain 700
Driving Distance 100

Location

Meeting location: Beaver Meadows RMNP Visitor Center parking lot, west end.
Meeting time: 7:00 a.m.
A RMNP timed entry permit is not required before 9 a.m. A RMNP pass or daily permit is required for drivers beyond the entrance stations. Carpooling is allowed only for fully vaccinated participants.


For more info Contact

John Raich, john.raich@colostate.edu

Details

Hazels Cone is a rocky knob off highway 34 at the east end of Horseshoe Park in RMNP. The hike/climb combines off trail hiking with an easy scramble. Pace will be casual - we'll take our time over off-trail terrain with occasional rest breaks. Plan on a 3-4 hour hike/climb.

The hike starts at an unmarked pullout on the south side of highway 34 shortly west of the Fall River RMNP entrance. The approach is an off trail in a northwesterly direction to the base of Hazels Cone. The west side of the rocky knob provides a class 3-4 scramble with some exposure, the east side a longer class 3 scramble.

CMC members have climbed this route without the security of a rope on past trips but a rope can provide physical and psychological security. The trip leader will bring a short rope for those who would like rope protection for the crux on the ascent and/or descent. If you anticipate roping up for the short climb portion, you should bring a climbing harness or ask the leader to bring one for you. All participants must bring a helmet.

Map: trails Illustrated #200 or #301

A bit of history (provided by Steve Martin): Until 2017 it had been decades since the USGS officially named another peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. Then, Hazels Cone, a rocky, low summit north of Horseshoe Park, was designated with a name that is now used on USGS and other maps. It is the 127th officially Named Peak in this national park.


Notes

By signing up for this trip, participants agree to share contact information with other participants.

We'll follow CMC Covid-19 protocols: https://www.cmc.org/COVID-19andCMCProgramming.aspx



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