Peak 9 / 10 Summit Hike

Breckenridge

Salida

Hike Route that starts from the Backcountry Gate

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
2.4 km
Ascent
408 m
Descent
6 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
3.6 km
High Point
4 km
Gradient
24˚
VIEW ON MAP
Peak 9 / 10 Summit Hike Map

Description

This is the route that will allow you to access either Peak 10 or Peak 9 summits. On the map, this route will continue to the summit of Peak 9. It starts at the top of Twin Chutes Zone, and you must enter through the gate. It will zig zag up and over the east ridge of Peak 9 then flatten out as you hike towards the Peak 9 Summit. Near the Summit it will start to get steep again, and you will have to zig zag back up to reach it. Visibility here can be tough and may change at any moment, Please be advised as this area is extremely exposed to high winds.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, November, December

Equipment required

  • Skins

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