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Exposure Rating Chart:
No exposure in the area. Gentle terrain. 0  No exposure in the area. Gentle terrain.
Mild exposure in the area but not along the immediate route. 1  Mild exposure in the area but not along the immediate route.
Mild exposure very close to the route. Route options may be limited but you should be able to walk past the exposure area. 2  Mild exposure very close to the route. Route options may be limited but you should be able to walk past the exposure area.
Moderate exposure along the immediate route. It should be avoidable with some slow hiking or scrambling. 3  Moderate exposure along the immediate route. It should be avoidable with some slow hiking or scrambling.
More serious exposure that could result in serious injury or death if you fell. Moving past the area will require some scrambling or short technical moves. 4  More serious exposure that could result in serious injury or death if you fell. Moving past the area will require some scrambling or short technical moves.
Dangerous exposure that requires careful, technical moves to navigate around. A fall would likely be fatal. Big, sheer drops. 5  Dangerous exposure that requires careful, technical moves to navigate around. A fall would likely be fatal. Big, sheer drops.
Vertical exposure. Technical, roped climbing route. 6  Vertical exposure. Technical, roped climbing route.

14ers.com Routes - Grouped by Exposure Rating:
0  No exposure in the area. Gentle terrain.
  Huron Peak: North Ridge from Lulu Gulch
  San Luis Peak: Northeast Ridge (Standard)

1  Mild exposure in the area but not along the immediate route.
  Grays Peak: Southwest Ridge
  Grays Peak: East Slopes (Standard)
  Grays Peak: Grays and Torreys (Standard)
  Handies Peak: Southwest Slopes (Standard)
  Mt. Belford: Northwest Ridge (Standard)
  Mt. Bierstadt: West Slopes (Standard)
  Mt. Bross: "Dolly Varden Gully"
  Mt. Bross: East Slopes from Mineral Park Mine (Standard)
  Mt. Bross: "S Gully"
  Mt. Bross: East Slopes from Moose Creek
  Mt. Democrat: East Slopes (Standard)
  Mt. Elbert: Northeast Ridge (Standard)
  Mt. Elbert: East Ridge
  Mt. Elbert: Southeast Ridge
  Mt. Evans: West Ridge from Guanella Pass
  Mt. Evans: Northeast Face
  Mt. Lincoln: From the Quartzville site
  Mt. Lincoln: From Kite Lake (Standard)
  Mt. Sherman: South Slope
  Pikes Peak: Northwest Slopes
  Quandary Peak: East Ridge (Standard)
  Torreys Peak: South Slopes (Standard)

2  Mild exposure very close to the route. Route options may be limited but you should be able to walk past the exposure area.
  Challenger Point: North Slope (Standard)
  Culebra Peak: Northwest Ridge (Standard)
  Ellingwood Point: South Face (Standard)
  Grays Peak: South Ridge
  Handies Peak: West Slopes
  Handies Peak: East Slopes
  Humboldt Peak: Southeast Flank Gully
  Humboldt Peak: West Ridge (Standard)
  Huron Peak: Northwest Slopes (Standard)
  Huron Peak: Southwest Slopes
  La Plata Peak: Northwest Ridge (Standard)
  La Plata Peak: Southwest Ridge
  Mt. Antero: West Slopes (Standard)
  Mt. Antero: From Browns Creek
  Mt. Bierstadt: Northwest Gully
  Mt. Bross: West Slopes
  Mt. Bross: Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, Bross (Standard)
  Mt. Columbia: Southeast Ridge
  Mt. Columbia: Southwest Couloir
  Mt. Columbia: West Slopes (Standard)
  Mt. Evans: Goliath>Rogers>Warren>Evans
  Mt. Evans: West Ridge via Mt. Spalding (Standard)
  Mt. Evans: West Ridge via Chicago Creek (Standard)
  Mt. Harvard: Harvard and Columbia Traverse
  Mt. Harvard: South Slopes (Standard)
  Mt. Harvard: South Face
  Mt. Lincoln: Lincoln Amphitheatre
  Mt. Lindsey: North Face (Standard)
  Mt. Lindsey: North Couloir
  Mt. Massive: Southwest Slopes
  Mt. Massive: East Slopes (Standard)
  Mt. of the Holy Cross: North Ridge (Standard)
  Mt. Oxford: From Mt. Belford (Standard)
  Mt. Princeton: East Slopes (Standard)
  Mt. Shavano: Angel of Shavano
  Mt. Shavano: East Slopes (Standard)
  Mt. Sherman: Southwest Ridge from Fourmile Creek (Standard)
  Mt. Sherman: West Slopes from Iowa Gulch
  Mt. Yale: Southwest Slopes (Standard)
  Mt. Yale: East Ridge
  Quandary Peak: South Gully aka Cristo Couloir
  Redcloud Peak: Northeast Ridge (Standard)
  Sunshine Peak: From Redcloud Peak (Standard)
  Sunshine Peak: Northwest Face
  Tabeguache Peak: Via Mt. Shavano (Standard)
  Tabeguache Peak: West Ridge
  Torreys Peak: Northwest Face "Tuning Fork"
  Torreys Peak: West Ridge from Loveland Pass
  Uncompahgre Peak: South Ridge from Nellie Creek (Standard)

3  Moderate exposure along the immediate route. It should be avoidable with some slow hiking or scrambling.
  Blanca Peak: Northwest Ridge (Standard)
  Castle Peak: Castle and Conundrum (Standard)
  Castle Peak: North Face Couloir
  Castle Peak: Northeast Ridge (Standard)
  Castle Peak: Northwest Ridge
  Challenger Point: Kirk Couloir
  Crestone Peak: South Face / Red Gully (Standard)
  El Diente Peak: North Slopes (Standard)
  El Diente Peak: South Slopes
  Ellingwood Point: North Ridge via South Zapata Creek
  Grays Peak: Lost Rat Couloir
  Humboldt Peak: East Ridge
  Kit Carson Peak: From Challenger Point (Standard)
  Kit Carson Peak: Outward Bound Couloir
  Longs Peak: Keyhole Route (Standard)
  Missouri Mountain: West Ridge
  Missouri Mountain: Northwest Ridge from Missouri Gulch (Standard)
  Missouri Mountain: North Face Couloirs
  Mt. Bierstadt: Bierstadt, Sawtooth, Evans
  Mt. Democrat: South Slope
  Mt. Elbert: Box Creek Couloirs
  Mt. Evans: North Face Moderate
  Mt. of the Holy Cross: Halo Ridge
  Mt. of the Holy Cross: Cross Couloir
  Mt. Sneffels: From Yankee Boy Basin (Standard)
  Mt. Sneffels: Southwest Ridge
  North Eolus: South Ridge (Standard)
  Quandary Peak: North Gully aka Quandary Couloir
  Snowmass Mountain: East Slope (Standard)
  Snowmass Mountain: West Slope
  Torreys Peak: Emperor Couloir
  Torreys Peak: Dead Dog Couloir
  Windom Peak: West Ridge (Standard)

4  More serious exposure that could result in serious injury or death if you fell. Moving past the area will require some scrambling or short technical moves.
  Blanca Peak: Blanca and Ellingwood
  Crestone Needle: South Face (Standard)
  Ellingwood Point: Southwest Ridge
  Kit Carson Peak: North Ridge
  La Plata Peak: Ellingwood Ridge
  Little Bear Peak: West Ridge and Southwest Face (Standard)
  Longs Peak: Loft - via East Longs Trailhead
  Maroon Peak: Bell Cord Couloir
  Maroon Peak: South Ridge (Standard)
  Mt. Bierstadt: East Ridge
  Mt. Eolus: Northeast Ridge (Standard)
  Mt. Evans: North Face Steep
  Mt. Evans: West Ridge via the West Gully
  Mt. Lindsey: Northwest Ridge
  Mt. Wilson: Mt. Wilson and El Diente Traverse
  Mt. Wilson: Northeast Ridge (Standard)
  North Maroon Peak: Northeast Ridge (Standard)
  Pyramid Peak: Northeast Ridge (Standard)
  Quandary Peak: West Ridge
  Torreys Peak: Kelso Ridge
  Wetterhorn Peak: East Face
  Wetterhorn Peak: Southeast Ridge (Standard)
  Wilson Peak: Southwest Ridge (Standard)

5  Dangerous exposure that requires careful, technical moves to navigate around. A fall would likely be fatal. Big, sheer drops.
  Capitol Peak: Northeast Ridge from Capitol Lake (Standard)
  Crestone Needle: Ellingwood Arete (Ellingwood Ledges)
  Crestone Peak: Crestones Traverse
  Maroon Peak: Bells Traverse
  Sunlight Peak: South Face (Standard)

6  Vertical exposure. Technical, roped climbing route.
  There are 14er routes that fit this rating (Longs: Diamond, Capitol: NW Buttress, etc.) but they have yet to be added to the 14ers.com Online Guidebook.


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