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Looking South - Federal Blvd & 84th

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Looking South - Federal Blvd & 84th

Postby BTL » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:58 am

On the horizon I see Pikes Peak directly south, but to the right (west) of Pikes, I see another prominent peak(s) silhoutted against the skyline. Does anyone know what peak(s) this is? It has an interesting shape.

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Re: Looking South - Federal Blvd & 84th

Postby Doctor No » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:06 am

Devils' Head?

EDIT: Does it look like the first picture in this thread?
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Re: Looking South - Federal Blvd & 84th

Postby susanjoypaul » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:06 am

You're probably looking at Sentinel Point. It's a fun peak, but not ranked. I've snowshoed it a few times, and the top is a great class 3 scramble. The conical shape makes it easily identifiable.

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Re: Looking South - Federal Blvd & 84th

Postby rijaca » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:11 am

I think you're looking at Devil's Head.
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Re: Looking South - Federal Blvd & 84th

Postby susanjoypaul » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:23 am

OK... two against one, and I'm pretty far south (the Springs) and have no idea what you guys are looking at - and I know rijaca knows his peaks! He and Dr. No are probably right. Here's the link to that peak on LoJ: Devils Head.

Looks like a very popular place...

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Re: Looking South - Federal Blvd & 84th

Postby Doug Shaw » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:39 am

susanjoypaul wrote:OK... two against one, and I'm pretty far south (the Springs) and have no idea what you guys are looking at - and I know rijaca knows his peaks! He and Dr. No are probably right. Here's the link to that peak on LoJ: Devils Head.

Looks like a very popular place...


And LoJ probably doesn't really convey the scale of its popularity.

I assure you it's climbed by thousands of people every summer who have never hear of LoJ or probably ever climbed/hiked up another mountain in their lives.

Lots of solitude up there in the winter though once Rampart Range Road is closed.

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Re: Looking South - Federal Blvd & 84th

Postby susanjoypaul » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:44 am

Doug Shaw wrote:And LoJ probably doesn't really convey the scale of its popularity.

I assure you it's climbed by thousands of people every summer who have never hear of LoJ or probably ever climbed/hiked up another mountain in their lives.

Lots of solitude up there in the winter though, after Rampart Range Road is closed.

I wasn't referring to the list of folks who've climbed it on that page, but rather the comments in the trip report: Trip Report. Hakes notes "Expect gigantic crowds from Memorial Day through whenever." That's enough to keep me away :D

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Re: Looking South - Federal Blvd & 84th

Postby TomPierce » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:55 am

Also a popular rock climbing destination, just fyi:

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/colorado/south_platte/devils_head/105744261

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Re: Looking South - Federal Blvd & 84th

Postby BTL » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:05 pm

Thanks all! Yes, Dr No, that 's the peak I'm seeing from Federal (based on the picture from the other thread). It really stands out from that vantage point. I drive that route eveyday and it's been bugging me - can't believe I haven't asked sooner. :shock:

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