"North Traverse Peak"  
Condition Updates  
Route: Via Bighorn Creek
Posted On: 2020-10-04, By: supranihilest
Info: Trail is in good shape. We ascended to Bighorn Pass on Class 2 boulders and talus, then up "North Traverse"'s north ridge at Class 2+. Nothing really of note on this peak by itself. 
Route: Bighorn
Posted On: 2020-07-06, By: art__vandelay
Info: Now is a good time to summit North Traverse. In order to go around the snowfields expect a little third class grass, as they say. 
Route: North Rock Creek
Posted On: 2016-07-03, By: WillRobnett
Info: Camped at around 10,700 near the creek. Snow in the basin from 11500 and up, heavy snow pack on Grand Traverse Pk then North Traverse. 
Route: View from palomino point west ridge
Posted On: 2016-06-26, By: WillRobnett
Info: View from palomino point west ridge 
Route: View from East Vail
Posted On: 2016-06-18, By: WillRobnett
Info: Approach to North Traverse and Grand Traverse 
Route: Bighorn Creek Trail
Posted On: 2014-10-05, By: piper14er
Info: Winter is coming... Thanks to Lordhelmut report for directions to trailhead, east exit Vail, left under I-70, 0.7 miles on Bighorn or so to left on Columbine Drive, through box culvert under I-70 to parking on left. Pic 1 - Grand Traverse Pic 2 - snow on trail below cabin Pic 3 - left around cabin and head up basin Pic 4 - slopes on right below N.T. contour up Pic 5 - rocky slopes Pic 6 - snow from 4" up to knee deep on north facing slopes just below summit ridge Pic 7 - Grand Traverse Peak, Mt. Valhalla and Snow Peak (snowslides) Pic 8 - Grand Traverse ridge from N.T. G.T. Gators and baskets recommended. Rocky trail to start climbs quickly, levels out, to cabin then steep slopes from basin to top. Avoided the talus up to saddle between Keller and N.T. Snow deep enough to cover all the holes between rocks so watch footing. 

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