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Date Saturday  7/17/2021
End Date Sunday  7/18/2021
Group Denver
Event Title Grand Traverse 1 of 4 Crestone Traverse
Start Time 12:00 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Nick Quesnel
Member Price Free
Available Participants Standby
Waitlist Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Fast
Classification Difficult D
Trail Mileage 12
Elevation Gain 5,800
Driving Distance 400


Determine meeting location south of Denver

For more info Contact

Email Nick Quesnel at for Passcode. Be sure to read the entire trip description first.



Those signing up for all 4 of the grand traverses will get priority.

Participants will be expected to be prepared, know the route, and participate in route finding. Everyone must be very comfortable with exposure and route finding on Class 4-5.0 rock. We won't be using a rope. Sunday is going to be a long day out, moving at a continuous quick pace, with sustained scrambling in no-fall situations. Trip cancels the week before if the September snow hasn't melted off yet.

Trip plan:

-Saturday July 17: Meet at Cottonwood Creek trailhead and hike in to set up camp.

-Sunday July 18: Climb Crestone Peak via South Face route, traverse to Crestone Needle, and then descend from Crestone Needle via the South Face route. Break camp and then hike out to our vehicles.

Disclaimer - By signing up for this trip you agree to have your email shared with other participants on the trip.


In order to receive the passcode all questions below must be answered, if questions are not answered you will not be allowed on the trip.

1) Previous class 4 and route finding experience (be specific with route/peak names)

2) Last 5 trips above 13,000 ft. with dates and roundtrip times

3) How you maintain/improve your fitness level

4) Current hiker classification. If you are not a D hiker, why do you feel you are qualified for this trip?

5) Why do you want to join this trip

6) What CMC classes you have completed (BMS/ACS, Alpine Scrambling Course, etc.)

7) Any first aid certifications (i.e. WFA)

8) Any medical conditions I should be aware of


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.