Scramble – State Forest State Park - Static-Richthofen Traverse


Scramble – State Forest State Park - Static-Richthofen Traverse

The Static-Richthofen traverse takes in the highest peak in the Never Summer Mountain Range and tags the northern boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • Sat, Jun 22, 2024
  • Northern Colorado
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 12,896 ft
  • Pace: 1.0 mph

We'll meet at the northside Fort Collins King Soopers at 5AM and carpool from there.

This is a long day in the high alpine with spectacular views of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Never Summer Mountains. A level of fitness is required in order to move at an adequate speed to finish this traverse in in time (before dark). Depending on the amount of snow, participants should be prepared to glissade from the saddle of Richthofen and Mahler down to lake Agnes. This will be much easier than hard-on-the-ankles talus hopping but requires ice axe self arrest skills. This trip is being scheduled earlier in the season than typical this year because State Forest State park officials are closing trails for maintenance starting in early July through October so be prepared to utilize a fixed line or rappel rope to pass through areas of snow.


State Forest State Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Participants should bring harness, belay/rappel device, prusiks, ice axe, crampons, helmet, headlamp, and of course ten essentials. The leader will bring a 30m rope.

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