14,000-foot peaks are easy to climb.
||The "knife-edge traverse"
on Capitol Peak is a challenge, yet ropes aren't usually used.
highest peak in the state, Mt. Elbert, is simple to climb..
||I personally saw two
motorcycles on the 14,000-foot ridge.
14,000-foot peaks are also fairly easy to climb because they require no
special climbing techniques. The "knife-edge traverse" on Capitol
Peak is probably the most infamous challenge, yet most hikers who carry
ropes don't use them when they see the ridge is not very intimidating.
The highest peak in the state, Mt. Elbert, is so simple to climb that a
jeep made it in 1949, and one man "rode a 24-year-old bicycle to the summit
in 1951" (Perry Eberhart and Philip Schmuck, The Fourteeners, p.
38). I personally saw two motorcycles on the 14,000-foot ridge between
Mt. Democrat and Mt. Lincoln.