"Climbers Gathering" to be held Friday, Feb. 23 at Camp George West, Bldg. 48 in Golden from 5:30 - 10:00 PM. This informal event is open to the public and intended mostly for Colorado peakbaggers, whether it be 14ers, 13ers or other summits. Please RSVP to: [email protected]. Bring your own food and beverage.
Note: If using the Loveland Pass USGS quad, it should be noted that the elevation mark of 13,195 ft. on the south end of the peak is not the actual summit/high point. You will need to follow the ridge crest NE some to reach the highest point. This can be seen if you examine the USGS map carefully where there is a closed 200 foot contour. This gives an extrapolated elevation for Hagar Mountain of 13,220 ft. Lidar measures it at 13,246 ft. Google Earth once again does a poor job of showing this. In fact, GE shows the highest point of elevation for Hagar to be near the 13,195 ft. marker.
Hagar Mountain is an easily accessed summit on the Continental Divide NNW of the Loveland Ski area and SW of The Citadel. The trailhead we propose is accessible by passenger car. Most of the hike is easy Class 2 with a brief summit ridge finish that most rate as Class 2+ but could involve a Class 3 move or so depending on how you choose to navigate the summit ridge. On this site, we have sequenced Hagar with UN13,005 (Golden Bear) for an easy half day romp.