Peak:  North Arapaho Peak (13er)
 Route:  Caribou pass. West side
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  Uncle beanhead
 Date of Info:  06/19/2021
 Date Posted:  06/23/2021
Details

Was going to do the traverse over to N.Arapaho from columbine lake a but caribou is still a snow field and probably will be for sometime. It is possible to go up and over the snowfield on Mt.Neva's northern slope. Once up on Neva I was able to see that the last crux gully on N.Arapaho was still holding snow but the rest of the route looked clear. So I decided to do the north ridge on Mt. Neva instead. The route is snow free the entire way, and this route is a blast as well. I've been looking at doing this ridge for a year or so and finally did it. The class 4 wall wasn't all that difficult and the rest of the ridge was just a really fun scramble. I will try and post a few pics to go along.


Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) N.Arapaho’s west face snow in the gully#2#3) Caribou pass from the west side#4) One of the fun gendarmes#5) A look ahead at the crux wall of my. Neva#6) Class 4 wall up close#7) Looking back along the ridge#8) Upper ridge section#9) Remaining cat walk section to the summit


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