FKT: Quinn Brett, Wes Thompson - "A Walk in the Park" (CO) - 2012-07-24

Route variation
Standard route
Gender category
Mixed-gender team
Finish date
Total time
10h 14m 0s

Glacier Gorge traverse in Rocky Mountain National Park. "A Walk in the Park."

Starts at Glacier Gorge Parking lot, hikes to Mills Lake and bust up towards Thatchtop and work in a counter-clockwise direction. Route includes summits of Thatchtop, Powell, McHenry's, Chiefshead, Pagoda, and Long's. Some accounts include Half Mountain, some don't, some retreat via the Storm Pass Trail. We included Half Mountain, but not Storm, and descended back to Mills---full circle!!
R.Rossiter did this in 2009 in 14 hours.

Wes Thompson and I (Quinn Brett--female) just did it yesterday (7/24) in 10:14, simul-soling. No ropes, unsupported. Not alot of water out there to re-fuel :( Not sure what other times are out there for this! Felt fast at first, but surely lost steam throughout the day. Fantastic traverse, considering you see the entire line from the beginning.

Must be comfortable soloing 5.7 terrain.

Full Trip Report here:


Note that Brett & Thompson downclimbed the (easier) North Face (Cables) off of Longs, rather than Keyhole Ridge, as per Rossiter's description, and they skipped Storm Peak.