Capitol Peak is a Colorado 14er in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness in the heart of the Elk Mountains. The mountain bears a faint resemblence to the domed U.S. Capitol building. Many regard Capitol Peak as the most difficult Colorado fourteener to climb. The only non-technical route, the Class 4 Northeast Ridge, requires crossing the famously exposed “Knife Edge” and the K2 sub-peak. Capitol Peak's north face is one of Colorado's biggest walls, offering a sheer 1,800 feet of technical rock climbing routes. These routes have significant rockfall danger due to a great deal of loose rock; however the rock is substantially more solid than on the nearby Maroon Bells or Pyramid Peak.