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Broken Hand Peak Route Guide | A Fine Class 3 Thirteener

If you climb Crestone Peak or Needle, you first must climb over Broken Hand Pass, a fun Class 3 scramble that takes you out of the Southern Colony Lakes basin into the western Sangres. From here, you have easier access to a number of peaks, including its namesake Broken Hand Peak. As you climb you’ll get amazing views of the Needle and Peak to the south. The route is Class 3, but is simpler than the taller Crestones nearby. Plan your trip with this Broken Hand Peak Route Guide.

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Notice: The material presented in this route guide may not be comprehensive or precise and should not be solely relied upon when planning your climb. Inadequate experience, physical fitness, supplies, or equipment may result in injury or fatality.

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Alex Derr is an Eagle Scout, climber, and environmental policy expert located in Denver, Colorado. He created The Next Summit to help others stay safe exploring the mountains and advocate to preserve the peaks for the future. Follow him on Linkedin or Twitter or click here to contact him.

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