Peak:  Mt. Meeker (13er)
 Route:  Iron Gates
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  WDavis
 Date of Info:  05/03/2012
 Date Posted:  05/06/2012

Very cool route. Having done the keyhole route up Longs numerous times, I enjoyed the shorter mileage up the iron gates to the summit of Meeker (~10mi). There are still some lare drifts below treeline but above it is dry. The morning I went up (May 3) it had snowed the night before but it all melted by that afternoon.

Take care on the knife edge. Glad I brought crampons as it was wet with snow. I would not have attempted it in just my boots. If you do it anytime soon, take crampons just in case. Descended via the snowfield below the loft.

If you do this, be sure not to miss the ramp as I did. You'll get stuck doing some dangerous down climbing otherwise.

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