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Estes Park Aerial Tramway
6Oct
Trip Feature: Little Swiss Alps Trip
In

We start our morning off with first tram ride, skipping the line. This five minute ride gains 1,100' to the top of Prospect Mountain. A short walk past the well fed chipmunks of Prospect takes us to an exclusive rock climbing area looking directly into the Rocky Mountain National Park! The Estes Park Aerial Tramway was designed and built by Robert Heron whom was involved with tramway operations during World War Two. The 10th Mountain Division contracted the engineering company Mr. Heron worked for to design a portable tramway for use in Italy and Germany. The Estes Park Aerial Tramway…

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6Oct
The Narrows of Long’s Peak
In

Longs Peak is a very sought-after peak.  It's 14,259' summit makes it one of the tallest mountains in Colorado.  But it demands respect, and currently is considered technical terrain.  We will keep you posted as to when it becomes safe, and the summit achievable.

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6Oct
Ah yes, Lumpy Ridge is Nice!
In

Lumpy Ridge is a destination climbing area for many climbers.  Along with a great introduction to multi-pitch climbing, it also has many sought after goals.  Something for everyone.  There isn't quite anything like getting to the top of the 600' Batman Pinnacle (5.6), or the 500' tall White Whale (5.7), or something more challenging such as the 600' tall "The Sorcerer" (5.8+) on a warm afternoon and starring down at all of the Estes Valley and into the mountains!  What most people don't realize is how accessible climbing like this is to anyone, even to those with very basic climbing experience.…

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