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Class 3+ close to Fort Collins

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Re: Class 3+ close to Fort Collins

Postby ChrisinAZ » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:25 pm

It's pretty short, but Goat Hill in LaPorte is the lowest ranked peak in Larimer County, and a nice way to spend two hours! It's a walk-up from the east, but that's all private property; come in from Watson Lk and fish hatchery on the west side, and you have a bit of scrambling culminating in a 15' low-5th section. I did this one during a warm spell in February, it's a good peak for a day you can't really get out of town...

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Re: Class 3+ close to Fort Collins

Postby Kiefer » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:43 pm

Great suggestions, Dave!

By the way, I'll be up Buckhorn and Poudre Cyns on Saturday hitting some quad points if yer interested.
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Re: Class 3+ close to Fort Collins

Postby ChrisRoberts » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:22 pm

ChrisinAZ wrote:It's pretty short, but Goat Hill in LaPorte is the lowest ranked peak in Larimer County, and a nice way to spend two hours! It's a walk-up from the east, but that's all private property; come in from Watson Lk and fish hatchery on the west side, and you have a bit of scrambling culminating in a 15' low-5th section. I did this one during a warm spell in February, it's a good peak for a day you can't really get out of town...

http://www.listsofjohn.com/PeakStats/Climbers.php?Id=6602


Loved Goat Hill, though I soaked my foot in the Poudre within sight of the car on the way back #-o
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Re: Class 3+ close to Fort Collins

Postby ChrisRoberts » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:29 pm

As some of the bigger peaks go, the Ida-Chief Cheley-Cracktop and beyond is a good one. Havent been past Cracktop myself, but I've heard the traverse to Julian is the best part.

'South Sister' has some extra boulder hopping if E&W Twin Sisters isn't enough.

As Dave mentioned, Needles and Gem Peak have some good parts to them. You can add in Lumpy Ridge HP between the two for a good day.

Pretty much any ranked peak near Red Feathers has summit boulders to make things interesting.
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