Longs Peak

As the only Colorado 14er in Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak has long been of interest to hikers and climbers. It is the most popular fourteener and on a given summer weekend day typically sees hundreds of ascents. The easiest route, the Keyhole Route, is non-technical during the summer season. The East Face of the mountain is quite steep and is surmounted by a gigantic sheer cliff known as “The Diamond” (so-named because of its shape, approximately that of a cut diamond seen from the side and inverted ). Another famous profile belongs to Longs Peak: to the southeast of the summit is a series of rises which, when viewed from the northeast, resembles a beaver climbing the mountain.

Longs Peak SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by chrisloope

136 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Aug 28, 2016. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Keyhole Route, Keyhole and Cable Route.

Others who’ve summited Longs Peak

  • hauteroute
  • bfsmith
  • beau
  • DandyDon
  • BobbyFinn
  • jbyrd
  • susanjoypaul
  • awake
  • madeinus
  • TI83plus
  • hurdles
  • Shreddergirl
  • marmot
  • bradlmd
  • riverfall
  • mountains
  • ejbackes
  • climbnc
  • Alpenglo
  • freestyle1430
  • kohara127
  • buni1234
  • Soytaino
  • william.musser
  • jetrock
  • mikeriley
  • mksoccerstar236
  • bmannlein
  • vp
  • Josh.C.Arthur
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Routes Used trails & approaches

74% Keyhole Route

7% Keyhole

6% Cable Route

4% The Loft

2% the Casual Route/5.10- III

0% Rap route

0% Stettner's Ledges / Kieners Route

0% Black Dagger/5.10+ IV

0% Alexander's Chimney

0% Keplingers Couliour

0% The Yellow Wall/the Diamond

0% Kieners


  • BenT BenT
    commented on Mar 16, 2011
    I climbed the North face of Longs/cable route
  • courtneyg courtneyg
    commented on Apr 27, 2016
    does anyone have advice on summiting from keyhole, or what month is the usually the "best to avoid" snow? I originally planned on going towards the end of July 2016

SNAPSHOTedit info


14,259 ft / 4,346 m


2,940 ft / 896 m

Height Rank Range

Front Range


Colorado, United States

Summited by

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  • chrisloope
  • hauteroute
  • hinmania
  • tdgrein
  • bfsmith
  • beau
  • DandyDon
  • tygrubb
  • BobbyFinn
  • WaxDr
  • jbyrd
  • susanjoypaul

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