Peak(s):  Meeker, Mt  -  13,911 feet
Post Date:  03/30/2012
Date Climbed:   03/28/2012
Posted By:  Hook Em Horns

 Meeker via Copeland Lake/south face   

I am adding a link from my website that I mostly use to update family and friends on my hikes. I decided to add this "report" due to the lack of them on this route and mountain in general. Intermittent snow on the trail up to Hunters Creek was packed and bootable I left the trail at Hunters Creek to head to Meeker Meadow. Snowshoes through here would have been most useful on the way out! Above Meeker Meadow ice axe and crampons were not needed. I was able to rock hop my way up to the upper south ridge. I found this route to be similar in difficulty if not harder than the standard route of Meeker's taller neighbor. The link and a few teaser photos:

Meeker's south face from just above Meeker Meadow.

Nearing the Dragons Egg Rock.

Slabs on the upper slope.

Looking west into Rocky Mountain National Park.

Longs Peak!

Descending the south ridge route.

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

  • Comments or Questions

wooow     03/30/2012 22:41
thanks for posting this i was scared that i would be taking my snowboard up storm for nothing i rather do lambslide but im waiting for my new crampons!!!


Happenings in the trees on the way down...     04/02/2012 04:12
Did Wild Basin earn its namesake? This is a unique route up a classic peak. Good to see the route up close in pictures. Thanks for posting.

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