Peak:  Iowa Peak (13er)
 Route:  Slope of Suck
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Grover
 Date of Info:  08/14/2021
 Date Posted:  08/16/2021
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Hiked up Iowa Peak from Clohesy Lake on Saturday. Since I orphaned Iowa during my outing to Emerald a few years ago, I used Missouri's West Ridge Route to start, then beelined directly to the Slope of Suck, to access the low point of the ridge between Mizzou (#almamater) and Iowa. Even though this slope was slightly tedious at times, it was worth it. I stayed hikers LEFT going UP, hikers RIGHT going DOWN, to stay on the talus. If doing a loop of Emerald and Iowa, I recommend this as your exit point. You should stay ABOVE the willows too, I might add, as some other TR's have mentioned.


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