Lookout Peak  
Condition Updates  
Route: from Ophir pass
Posted On: 2022-08-09, By: SnowAlien
Info: Was glad to see the road didn't get worse since last time I was up there a few years back, still doable in a Subi, at least from the Silverton side. I parked at the top of the pass and the route was pretty confusing (up and down) until I got higher and saw some cairns. On the way down I followed the trail and ended up just below the pass (not obvious where the route is). No register. 
Route: Ophir Pass
Posted On: 2022-07-06, By: angry
Info: The road is easy going from Silverton. A ridiculous amount of cairns considering how short this route is. 
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Route: From Ophir Pass Road
Posted On: 2021-09-05, By: ScottLovesRMNP
Info: Road is in great shape for 2WD from the US550 side. Started on a trail at 11,700 east of Ophir Pass. Route is very short and amazingly well-cairned. However, it gets pretty loose and steep near the top with an occasional mildly exposed step here and there. Dicey part doesn't last long, but helmet advised on that section. Don't go up there with a crowd. 
Route: S Ridge, from Ophir Pass
Posted On: 2021-07-06, By: d_baker
Info: Drove (in 2wd) side of Ophir Pass from 550 on Sunday afternoon. Found a trailhead with small (3-4 cars width) flat parking area just below "official" trailhead for Lookout and car camped there. (See map) I slept in my vehicle, Brad in a tent next to his vehicle. No facilities. Marmots live nearby. 4hr RT. 3ish miles RT (per Topo! & gaia gpx route) Started in dark with headlamps, missed the easier slope approach to upper basin that leads to ridge ascent line. Our ascent to basin sucked but got us to the grassy slope approach to upper ridge. Ridge was generally intuitive of where others have gone before. Followed cairns and used our intuition for our chosen path. Descent was nearly the same, with exception of finding the better line back to basin, and then finding a trail that brought us to our camping TH area. (We walked up road in morning to the start of "trail" thru the willowy small opening.) 
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Route: South Ridge from Ophir Pass
Posted On: 2021-06-01, By: supranihilest
Info: We parked at a non-descript location along Ophir Pass Road (coming in from US 550). A GPS might be helpful in determining a good starting spot since the pass itself is also non-descript and there's no designated parking anywhere. From our parking area we climbed a short dry section until we passed under the power lines, which is where we put on microspikes, which we wore to the summit and back. We ascended a steep snowfield to the bottom of the ridge as a more direct snow gully had a giant cornice on it. Now on the ridge we hiked up loose, crappy rock to another snow field which we climbed to more loose rock, which eventually gave way to an icy Class 3 chimney. We climbed the chimney then traversed right on steep, exposed snow, using the wall above us for handholds. After completing the traverse the route's crux lay above us, a series of Class 3 ledges. There's a kind of dihedral that makes the ledges much easier by providing handholds instead of trying to balance up them. At the top of the ledges it's a short Class 2 walk to the summit. We reversed our route and made several glissades of the snowfields below the ridge. This is a super fast route, it took us less than 3 hours even with snow and ice. Gear: ice axe mandatory (a second is not necessary), microspikes at minimum mandatory. Crampons are not necessary, you will absolutely want traction though. We did it in trail runners and spikes. Flotation not needed. Helmet highly recommended as this thing is loose and we occasionally knocked rocks down. 
Route: From Ophir Pass
Posted On: 2020-07-11, By: Bombay2Boulder
Info: No snow on the route, if you encounter snow gully you are in a loose gully and more stable options can be found. The summit register needs some more papers and the pencils need sharpening. One of the best 360 views out there. I was able to drive my stock Subaru Crosstrek to the pass with ease from ophir side. Just needed some momentum. 
Route: from ophir pass
Posted On: 2020-07-05, By: cottonmountaineering
Info: Summer conditions 
Route: Standard
Posted On: 2018-06-26, By: illusion7il
Info: All clear. Ophir pass looked like it had been recently graded, so its easy 4wd maybe rough 2wd at least from the Silverton side anyway. One of the best summit views in the business. 

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