Independence Peak

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Independence Peak

Submitted By: Dobish on June 21, 2011

Administrator: Dobish

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Featured Descent

Colorado » Front Range

Chimney Chute

The main descent is straight down the chute through two hallways, which are not super narrow.  There is a skiers right option if the main line has already been hit.  It is a great route but can have serious avalanche hazards and potential to pin a person into a rock or drag over a cliff.  Pay attention to the convexity on the top, this route can get wind loaded.  The exit is a right turn down the first creek to the parking lot.

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Details

This is one of the prominent peaks that you can see to the SW of Mountain Boy.  You can see the steeper lines on the North and West faces come to a point.  This is a steeper peak, with much more exposure to the elements and varying snow conditions.  It is very aesthetic, but requires a little bit of time to get there, and caution.

How to Get There

There are a number of ways to access this peak. One of which would involve a very long ridge hike, another would be to come in from the bottom.  This peak is SW of 4th of July Bowl, and can be accessed off of the West side of Highway 82.  The approach would require a creek crossing from the highway, or would require a ski down from 4th of July bowl, into the valley, and then the approach to the peak.

Area Camping

Weller Campground, Lincoln Gulch, Parry Peak, among others.

Area Food

Area Access

Highway 82 is closed in the winter.

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