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One day class 3.

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One day class 3.

Postby camerond1937 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:50 pm

I was trying to find a good class 3, 14er that could be done without camping overnight. I would prefer to not have a lot of crowds and some good views, but I understand those tend to go together haha.

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Re: One day class 3.

Postby Cruiser » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:01 pm

Why not do Bierstadt's East Ridge from the Mount Evans road. Chances are good that you won't see a soul except for the time you spend on the summit.
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Re: One day class 3.

Postby forbins_mtn » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:04 pm

Kelso Ridge of Torreys and West Ridge of Quandary

Low crowds on route, but you'll be with plenty on the summit of each.

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Re: One day class 3.

Postby Derek » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:10 pm

Kelso Ridge- Torreys
East Ridge- Bierstadt
Citadel/Hagar Traverse (from Dry Gulch)
Father Dyer NE Ridge
Neva North Ridge (Short class 4 section)
South to North Arapaho Traverse
Long Scraggy and UN7774

I enjoyed all of these, all a pretty easy single day out too. Kelso and Bierstadt will have some people, but they're 14ers...so its expected. The others (outside maybe the Arapaho Traverse) should be somewhat absent of people.

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Re: One day class 3.

Postby BKS » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:18 pm

some more info would be helpful. How far from front range cities do you want to travel? Do you have 4WD?

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Re: One day class 3.

Postby SolarAlex » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:26 pm

kelso ridge is really fun, just did it today

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Re: One day class 3.

Postby ThuChad » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:00 pm

I'm going to attempt Bierstadt's east ridge on the 2nd of August. I'm looking for a partner.
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Re: One day class 3.

Postby camerond1937 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:03 pm

No 4WD, distance is not really an issue. I am mostly trying to avoid anything where I have to hike somewhere, stay overnight, and then start the ascent. I live in Kansas, so I was wanting something monumental to remember my trip by.

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Re: One day class 3.

Postby sad2 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:06 pm

How about Longs Peak?

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Re: One day class 3.

Postby DeucesWild » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:14 pm

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Re: One day class 3.

Postby slowhead » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:33 pm

Wetterhorn. You'll have to walk an extra mile or so without 4WD, but an excellent peak with a great class 3 finish! There aren't many of the class 3 14ers that make good single-day hikes, most are better as a backpack. But Wetterhorn would work.

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Re: One day class 3.

Postby Sky » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:39 pm

I've done Wilson Peak from the Sunshine mesa TH in a day. Also, El Diente is doable in a day from the Kilpacker TH.
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