Experts agree: Capitol Peak is by far the hardest 14er in Colorado.
In this video, mountain guides and mountain rescue experts explain why Capitol is really a 5th Class peak, what makes the route so demanding, and why every climber must approach it with respect and a deep reservoir of mountaineering skill.
You’ll also learn what are the most difficult parts of the peak (it’s not the knife edge!)
REALITY. Climbing is inherently dangerous! People die on Colorado 14ers every year.
NO GUARANTEE. CFI’s goal is to provide you with education and perspective. Our videos do not address all climbing risks. Viewing the videos does not guarantee your safety!
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY! Be fit. Get educated. Be aware. If you choose to climb, you accept and assume the inherent and other risks. You remain responsible for your decisions, your actions, and your adventure!