You'll camp at Capitol Lake and enjoy first class mountain scenery underneath Capitol's northwest face, saddling up early for your summit day the next morning.
This world-class climb has earned the reputation as one of the most difficult 14,000' peaks in Colorado, largely due to its' famously exposed 'knife-edge' ridge. With an AMGA trained or certified mountain guide from Aspen Expeditions, you'll be able to enjoy this exciting part of the climb with confidence and safety.
"As a recreational climber trying to finish the 14'ers, I was so lucky to find Aspen Expeditions and my guide, Heidi Kloos, to get me up Capitol, the peak that scared me the most. Heidi hooked me up to ropes, coached me across the knife edge, showed me how to use hand and footholds across the cliffs - making it possible for me to summit Capitol. What a wonderful experience to climb with someone who really knew what she was doing and who understood how to get me to the top of Colorado's most difficult mountain. Now, I know I can do anything!."
-Gail Schoettler, Former Ambassador & Colorado Lt. Governor (August, 2006)