Hiking – Keller Mountain

We plan to climb Keller Mountain, a 13’er in the Gore Range near Silverthorne. This is a difficult peak with off-trail travel and route finding through deadfall. The primary plan is to climb the Southwest Face, which is a class 2+ route with approximately 3,600’ of elevation gain. This route may be a snow climb at this time of year.

  • Sat, Aug 17, 2024
  • Gore Range
  • Hiking
  • Adults
  • Moderately Difficult Class D
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph

Everyone is to meet at North Pond Park in Silverthorne. Depart North Pond Park at 6:00 AM so please arrive around 5:50 AM at latest to have time to use the restroom and get into carpool groups if you don’t want to drive the 4x4 road. North Pond Park is
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We will commence hiking from the Rock Creek Trailhead north of Silverthorne off Hwy 9 (on some maps referred to as North Rock Creek Trailhead).,-106.1672562,824m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x876a69db08ce65cb:0x19e20a6a47655955!8m2!3d39.7105689!4d-106.1672562!16s%2Fg%2F11bccd317d?entry=ttu

This is a LIT hike for Nate Burks.  He can be contacted at Cell: (205) 807-7164

Expected risks: Potential rockfall, slips due to lingering snow/ice.

Start at the Rock Creek Trailhead along nice single track trail. We will
eventually be off trail shortly after the old Boss Mine, navigating a
somewhat rigorous bushwhack up to an unnamed alpine lake. From there
we will navigate a gully up the Southwest face.
The overall pace will likely be around 1.5 mph, with the bushwhack
section necessitating slower speed.


Keller Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Helmet - required

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