Apache Peak

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Apache Peak

Submitted By: E_Poore on August 16, 2013

Administrator: E_Poore

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Route Type:
  • Big Mountain
  • Couloir
Descent Difficulty: Advanced
Descent Rating:
Season:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Ascent Type
- Skin Track: Difficult
- Bootpack: Moderate
- Mountaineering: Easy
Starting Elevation: 1000 ft.
Elevation Gain: 3000 ft.
High Point: 13441 ft.
Max Slope Angle: 40-45°

Approach

Start at Brainerd Lake/Long Lake Trail Head.  Follow the trail to Pawnee Pass then at the fork continue straight towards Isabelle Glacier and Lake Isabelle.  Once you reach the lake continue Northwest over the Moraine to the base of the Glacier.  Once on the glacier start the boot pack up the Couloir.  I believe this is called "Queen's Way" but I can tell you that it looks a lot different in August then the pictures from June.

Equipment Needs

Skis, Axe, Crampons, Food and Extra clothing

Descent

Once you reach the ridge you can continue to the summit or head straight down the Couloir.  This is a GREAT line for sneaking in some turns late in the season.  The route faces North and holds snow similar to Lamb Slide Couloir on Long's Peak but without turing to ice.

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