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Grizzly Peak route guide

Grizzly Peak Route Guide | A Great Centennial 13er

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Grizzly Peak is Colorado’s tallest thirteener, just 12 feet short of being considered a fourteener. The standard way to climb the peak up the east ridge is a difficult class 2+ scramble, but it’s a relatively short 6 mile round-trip. It’s a good intermediate thirteener, but remember that you may be alone out there, so bring a partner if you can and plan ahead thoroughly with my Grizzly Peak Route Guide below. Safe travels on the trail!

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Grizzly Peak Route Guide - East Ridge

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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, Founder of The Next Summit

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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