Peak:  North Arapaho Peak (13er)
 Route:  Via Fourth of July TH and South Arapaho Peak
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  jbealer
 Date of Info:  07/17/2022
 Date Posted:  07/18/2022
Details

more of a PSA then a conditions report. the slab is getting pretty smooth, grippe/approach shoes are recommended. the route was really busy for a Sunday. I have never seen so many people on a class 4 route with out helmets on. I get that its a traverse and there is not much above you but some people do take a direct route above you and helmets do help in a fall while you are navigating some of the moves on this route. there was also a dog on the traverse, look, i get that you might think you have the most capable bad ass dog out there but a busy Sunday is not the time to bring them on this route. you lifted your dog up the rock, let go of the leash and it then climb up and wrapped the leash around my friends legs as she was standing out of the way to let you up the notch, not cool.
other then that i was happy that my 3rd attempt at this peak was a success finally, 4 times up SA has been enough.
Also that snow patch near the notch is melted enough you can just step past it, the boulder right at the hole is lose as are a few more boulders as you step out of the hole from the notch if you choose the crawl through the opening on the right side, or you can go left and step up the large rocks.



Comments or Questions
k_fergie
User
Risk tolerance
07/18/2022 14:37
Re: helmets

Everyone has a different risk tolerance, no need to throw judgement. Especially for a route like this with no rockfall hazard traveling on the ridge crest. Sincerely, the climber without a helmet that waited for your group (I think) to struggle up the crux



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