Peak(s):  South Arapaho Pk  -  13,397 feet
North Arapaho Pk  -  13,502 feet
Post Date:  11/27/2009
Date Climbed:   08/13/2009
Posted By:  AlpineHigh

 South/North Arapaho traverse (+Quarter to 5 Peak - 12,300ft)   

I finally created a member account after over a year of enjoying this website for it's wonderful info. Even though I did this climb this past summer, I thought it would be fun to add it - seeing as I just signed up. This is in the form of a video I made. So I'll embed it.
My initial plan was to start hiking from 4th of July trailhead, head up Arapaho Pass trail, veer off at the 4th of July Mine to hit South Arapaho, traverse to North Arapaho, head back down to the mine. Then I would continue up the Arapaho Pass trail, camp at Lake Dorothy below Neva. The next day I would traverse the North ridge of Neva, continue on to Jasper (an unnamed peak), continue on to Skyscraper Peak (another unnamed) following the continental divide trail down to Rollins Pass where my girlfriend would be waiting to pick me up.
Due to the weather I altered my route, deciding not to do Neva (4th class), Jasper, or Skyscraper. I did however head up the approach to North Star (a mountaineering route on North Arapaho from 4th of July Mine, and followed the continental divide up and over "Quarter to 5" Peak ending at Arapaho pass and camping there. The following day I hiked out to 4th of July Trailhead in rain and fog. Hope you enjoy the video.


  • Comments or Questions

Impressive     11/27/2009 19:40
That was a well put together eight minutes and forty six seconds.


Nice     11/28/2009 15:41
Very cool video. Thanks for posting it.


Great Video     11/29/2009 01:52
Great vid... who is the artist that sings that song?? It is great!


he‘s great     11/30/2009 02:31
Crinan Wood by Alexi Murdoch, the album is Towards the Sun

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