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Fairchild Mountain Northeast Slope

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A beautiful and more casual ascent of Mt. Fairchild via the Lawn Lake Trail.


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8.9

Miles

14.4

KM

Ascent

13,417' 4,090 m

High

8,551' 2,606 m

Low

4,897' 1,493 m

Up

51' 16 m

Down

10%

Avg Slope (6°)

52%

Max Slope (27°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

From Lawn Lake, follow the trail that leads northwest to The Saddle (past the trail junction to Crystal Lakes). At around 12,000' and just before The Saddle, leave the trail (if there is one) and follow the path of least resistance for 1 mile to the summit. Crampons are rarely needed for this ascent, but a pair of microspikes may be helpful. This would also make a fun descent if the South Face is in bad shape.

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Shared By:

Ryan Nevius

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Rocky Mountain National Park looks beautiful from the summit of Fairchild Mountain. Longs Peak is on the far left. Ypsilon Mountain (and its beautiful Blitzen Ridge) can be seen on the right.
May 15, 2017 near Estes Park, CO
Hagues Peak and The Saddle pose for a photo from halfway up Mt. Fairchild's North East Slope.
May 14, 2017 near Estes Park, CO

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