Mount Parnassus- The Drainpipe

Pretty straightforward day in the mountains. Go towards the big ass mountain in front of you and go down. Alex picked me up in Boulder around 4am and we made our way up to Berthoud Pass, but took the Henderson Mine Road exit towards Jones Pass. A couple dirt roads later, we were at the Ruby Gulch Trailhead. Round trip was under 5 miles, so we were in and out of there pretty quick and back to Boulder by noon. With a pretty simple approach, you definitely get a lot of bang for your buck and I’m putting this place high on my list to come back to next spring. Solid day!

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Our route up (blue dots) and the way down (red dots).

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The chutes from the summit weren’t filled in which was a bummer, but the whole ridge line was corniced and made for a pretty fun drop in.

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