Longs Peak

Keyhole Route Information

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

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Longs Peak from the Boulderfield, 7/24/2015


Longs Peak Conditions Report 7/24/15

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 is mostly melted out. The Trough however is still mostly covered in firm snow and sections of ice. Conditions in the Trough may require traction and an ice axe to ascend. Running water on the Keyhole route has been freezing overnight making early morning travel difficult. Caution is advised due to slip and fall potential.


Looking across the Ledges, July 24th, 2015



Looking up the Trough, July 24th, 2015



Looking across the Narrows, July 24th, 2015



Looking down the Homestretch, July 24th, 2015



Chasm Lake Conditions

Chasm Lake

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



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