Longs Peak: SFS 2018
About the Climb:
One of Colorado’s best-known Fourteeners—peaks over 14,000 feet above sea level—Longs Peak is visible from nearly anywhere on the Front Range. It’s also the highest point in Rocky Mountain National Park, and it boasts a famous first ascender, to boot: it was first climbed by a survey party led by Major John Wesley Powell, of Grand Canyon exploration fame. Routes on Longs Peak range from the third-class Keyhole Route to seriously technical rock routes on the Diamond, plus the ultra-classic Kieners Route—so it’s an ideal place to hone mountaineering skills.
- Minimum climbers needed: 8
- Pledge Requirement: $3,000 (no registration fee)
- Skill Level: Beginner
About Summit for Someone:
Every year, Summit for Someone climbers make it possible for under-resourced youth to participate in wilderness trips—by climbing breathtaking mountains around the world. The vital funding SFS climbers raise creates opportunities for Big City Mountaineers to deliver transformational wilderness mentoring expeditions to urban youth across the country in need of positive adult guidance, all in challenging and restorative environments.