One of the most awesome climbs in the park, yet still very accessible to the beginning climber, Kiener's Route is a Cliff Hangers favorite. The route starts at Mills Glacier and proceeds up a 1000-foot couloir known as Lamb's Slide (ice axes and crampons required to climb Lamb's Slide). Moving off Lamb's Slide, you are led across Broadway, a narrow ledge varying in width from several feet to six inches. The ledge overlooks a sheet of granite plunging down to Chasm Lake far below. Proceeding up from Broadway, you will climb to the summit of Longs Peak following a route requiring climbing gear and climbing technique. Kiener's is one of North America's classic climbs.
|Difficulty Level||Beginner to moderate|
|Time||Allow for one day|