Classic! Tenmile Range Traverse Loop

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Classic! Tenmile Range Traverse Loop

Peaks: Tenmile Peak 12933, Peak 3 12676, Peak 4 12866, Peak 5 12855

Dates: 08/25/2017


Post by Gary Neben » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:48 pm


Wow. This is from Dave Cooper’s Colorado Scrambles book, been on my to-do list for a while. Very, very cool - and spicy too. The scrambling sections are surprisingly long but never tedious and the N-S traverse portion keeps your full attention.

There was lots of 3rd and 4th class, super exposed, and one distinct place of low 5th class (5.0 - 5.2), very exposed too (see photo). It’s also interesting to consider that if you did the traverse in the opposite direction, S to N, the cruxes would probably be in different places and you might also rate the thing differently!

Attached are photos summarizing the climb and a GPS track. Even if you just do the E ridge up Tenmile Peak you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the class 3 scrambling (all of which could be avoided to climber’s left, but you’ll be doing yourself a disservice).

This trip pairs with the bike & hike Jamel and I did over Peaks 8, 7, and 6 several years ago here.
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Start/End Loc: Miners Creek TH at Colorado Trail, 4WD road
Distance/Elevation: 8.5 miles RT/3426 feet elevation gain
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Re: Classic! Tenmile Range Traverse Loop

Post by JBE » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:03 am


pretty technical, the traverse... ouf.

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