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Colorado Mountaineering Blog
A blog/website dedicated to providing practical and entertaining information on mountaineering, hiking, and climbing in the high mountains of Colorado. It is the goal of Colorado Mountaineering to impart an empirical sense of the Colorado mountaineering experience. These articles include trip reports, mountain profiles, advice, how-to pieces, news stories and more. This combination of beta, narrative, and how-to is designed to provide insight as well as to entertain.
Tempting Fate On McGregor Mountain In RMNP
2017-11-12 17:46
Five-hundred feet up a slick rock face with a storm moving in and I was about to die….McGregor Mountain looms of the Fall River entranceof Rocky Mountain National ParkAt least that&rs&hell…Read More
NEWS: Another Climber Dies On Capitol Peak
2017-08-07 05:43
The Knife Edge on Capitol Peak, site of a fatal accident this morningA climber died this morning from an apparent fall from the infamous Knife Edge on Capitol Peak. According to a report on… Read More
VIDEO: Speed Climbing The Naked Edge
2017-07-27 19:04
The Naked Edge is one of Colorado's most classic multipitch traditional routes. Located in Eldorado, this 6 pitch, 5.11b megaclassic was first climbed via aid in 1962 by Layton Kor and Bob C… Read More
VIDEO: Skiing Holy Cross Couloir
2017-07-12 23:33
One of the classic skiing lines on a Colorado 14er: the iconic Cross Couloir on Mount of the Holy Cross.Visit THE ARCHIVE: A list of most of our articles sorted by departmentFollow us o… Read More
Not Conquerors, Merely Survivors
2017-07-07 19:20
The Maroon Bells, Snowmass Mountain, and Capitolas seen from the summit of Pyramid PeakThe broken faces of the Maroon Bells and their sister mountain, Pyramid Peak, towered over us as we wen… Read More
Peak Of The Week: Mt. Harvard (14,420')
2017-07-02 00:23
INTROHarvard at the head of the Horn Fork BasinAt 14,420', Mt. Harvard is the third highest peak in Colorado and one of the most beautiful and rugged high peaks in the Sawatch Range. Linked… Read More
VIDEO: Culp-Bossier Hallett Peak RMNP
2017-06-27 17:11
The Culp-Bossier route on Hallett Peak is one of Colorado's most classic alpine lines. Usually accomplished in eight pitches, this famous moderate wall is known for long runouts on easier te… Read More
NEWS: Body Found On Maroon Bells (5/28/17)
2017-05-29 00:13
The Maroon Bells as seen from the summit ofnearby Pyramid PeakA man en route to attempt the Bell Cord on the Maroon Bells discovered a body yesterday morning, leading to speculation that the… Read More
Top 8 Least Busy 14ers In Colorado
2017-02-21 16:13
The companion piece to last week's Top 8 Busiest 14ers post, this article takes data from the same sources (,, and and approximates the least bu… Read More
Top 8 Busiest Colorado Peaks
2017-02-14 16:23
Morning light on Mt. ElbertThe mountains of Colorado have become crowded. Hell, Colorado as a state has become crowded. Everyone who's tried to climb a mountain here (especially the really p… Read More
The Four Sacred Peaks Of The Navajo
2017-02-02 16:38
The Four Sacred Mountains of the Navajo once formed the four boundaries of the Navajo People. One peak was accorded to each direction. This former region, known as the "Dinétah" was f… Read More
Peak Of The Week: Blanca Peak
2017-02-02 00:04
INTROBlanca Peak, Colorado's 4th tallest mountain, on the leftBlanca Peak is special for a number of reasons. At 14,345' it is the fourth tallest mountain in the state of Colorado and the ta… Read More
VIDEO: Hardest Rock Climb In The World
2017-01-17 06:22
This post is being made as a reference and for its history. While sport climbing and mountaineering are quite different pursuits they are related and since both use the same grading scales f… Read More
A Close Look At The Knife's Edge
2017-01-17 06:05
A close look at the Knife's Edge on Capitol Peak. This video gives a nice, intimate look at one the most infamous spots on Colorado's 14ers\Visit THE ARCHIVE: A list of most of our arti… Read More
Five Most Iconic Colorado Mountains
2017-01-17 06:05
What are the defining peaks of Colorado? With 637 "ranked" peaks higher than 13,000', it is hard to pick just five. What criteria could be used to quantify such a selection? Sheer beauty? Ru… Read More
PEAK OF THE WEEK: Little Bear (14,037')
2017-01-17 06:04
INTROWithout question Little Bear is one of the most respected and feared peak in all of Colorado 14er lore. Many or my climbing friends regarded this peak as a "(sigh) going to get it over… Read More
Sixty Highest Peaks In The Elk Range
2017-01-17 05:55
Cathedral Peak, the highest 13er in the Elk RangeThe Elk Range is one of Colorado's most spectacular. It is home to some of our state's most breathtakingly beautiful (and breathtakingly dang… Read More
14ers Are Dead!
2017-01-17 05:55
Mt. Elbert, Colorado's highest (and one of its busiest) mountainsClimbing 14ers is dead. Give up!What?!? What do you mean? I love climbing Colorado's highest mountains! This hobby is mo… Read More
2017-01-17 01:13
Stay current with all of the action. The social media age rules and we all must keep treading or sink. Follow us on Twitter to climb through the 21st century. Visit this link and click "Foll… Read More
VIDEO: Hardest Trad Climb In Indian Creek
2016-12-30 21:37
Hayden Kennedy working on then sending the hardest trad climb in Indian Creek. Not a traditional crack climb per se, but a heady and extremely challenging pitch nonetheless.Visit THE AR… Read More
Peak Of The Week: Mount Massive
2016-12-26 15:51
INTROThe South Slopes route from just above treelineMount Massive is one of Colorado's most magnificent and gigantic peaks. With seven distinct summits, four of which are over 14,000 feet, M… Read More

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