Longs Peak

Keyhole Route Information

Learn more about climbing the Longs Peak Keyhole Route, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

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Boulderfield

Longs Peak from the Boulderfield, 8/6/2015

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Longs Peak Conditions Report 8/19/15

Conditions in Rocky Mountain National Park can change at any time. Travelers should expect to encounter rain, hail, sleet, snow, lightning, and any other weather imaginable when travelling in the mountains. Please take appropriate gear to endure these changing conditions. Also, be prepared to turn around when conditions exceed your abilities.

Remember your safety is in your own hands.

Longs Peak Trail Conditions

The Longs Peak Trail is now snow free all the way to the Boulderfield. The trail may still be covered in some places by standing water, especially after severe rain and thunderstorm events.

Keyhole Route Conditions

The route beyond the Keyhole may be navigable without walking on snow, however the mountain saw a light dusting of snow down to approximately 12,000 feet on the evening of 8/18. There is a small amount of ice and snow lingering in the Trough but it is generally avoidable. There is currently running water in the Trough and on the Narrows.Running water on the Keyhole route has been freezing overnight making for early morning ice patches. Cautions is advised due to slip and fall potential, especially in steep and exposed terrain such as that found on the Ledges and in the Narrows.

 
ledges

Looking across the Ledges, August 17th, 2015

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Running water in the Trough.

Looking down the Trough, August 17th, 2015

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narrows

Looking across the Narrows, August 17th, 2015

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Homestretch

Looking down the Homestretch, August 17th, 2015

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Chasm Lake Conditions

 
Chasm Lake

The Chasm Lake traverse, snowfree, July 14th, 2015

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