North Arapaho Peak

South Arapaho - North Arapaho - Old Baldy

Date: 6/7/2020
Partner: Jim Griffiths
Trailhead: 4th of July
Summits: S. Arapaho, N. Arapaho, Old Baldy
Arapaho Travserse Rating: Class 3. All Else Class 2
Distance: 10.8 Miles
Elevation Gain: 4360ft
Start: 6:45am
Duration: 7hrs 30min
GPX Page

The route description on states the Arapaho Traverse is a class 4 route. However in summer conditions we found it to be more in the neighborhood of class 3. In my opinion this route would be a good introduction to class 3 scrambling... but keep in mind this traverse is an out and back so anything you climb on the way out you will need to downclimb on the way back. It is worthwhile to hit Old Baldy on the way out as it provides some pretty sweet views of both Arapaho peaks.