Blitzen Ridge for Beginners

Blitzen Ridge Colorado

Climbing Blitzen Ridge, RMNP (with a few pointers for beginners)

I got interested in climbing the Blitzen Ridge in Rocky Mountain National Park this summer, after several acquaintances asked me if it was a good beginner alpine climbing objective. (Alpine climbing here defined as remote & technical rock climbs in the high mountains). On paper, rated 5.4, the climb seems quite approachable.

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