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Capitol Peak

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About Capitol Peak:

Capitol Peak is one of themost beautiful and difficult 14ers in Colorado. It also has the best rock in the Elk Range, and a few excellent technical rock routes. The normal route is a notorious class 4 with a section of wildly exposed knife-edge ridge.

To approach Capitol Peak, find Capitol Creek Road in the town of Snowmass. Drive up Capitol Creek road for almost 10 miles to the trailhead. Packing in is a good idea for this mountain, though it can be done car to car in a day.
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Rock Type: Granite
Type of Climbing: Alpine
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SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Knife Edge (1) 0
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Northwest Buttress/Capitol Peak 5.9 3

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