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Longs Peak

  • The Diamond Wall

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    Beginning in the 1960's, a new generation of technical climbers with improved equipment and ropes began to demand access to the sheer Diamond Wall on the East Face of Longs Peak.
    The Diamond Wall
  • 16 Climbers on the Diamond Wall
  • The Keyhole Route

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    The Keyhole Route to the summit of Longs Peak has remained popular among non-technical climbers, with roads and amenities being built between 1915 and the 1960s to facilitate access to the trailhead.
    The Keyhole Route
  • Mount Meeker and Longs Peak

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    Historically, Longs Peak played a large role in the seasonal migrations, hunting practices, and cosmology of the Ute and Arapaho, who knew Mount Meeker (left) and Longs Peak (right) as the "Two Guides" for their prominent roles as landmarks in the region.
    Mount Meeker and Longs Peak
  • Longs Peak Sunrise

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    At 14,259 feet, Longs Peak is the tallest mountain and only fourteener in Rocky Mountain National Park. The peak is named for Major Stephen Long, who is said to be the first to spot the great mountains on behalf of the U.S. Government on June 30, 1820.
    Longs Peak Sunrise
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