Northcutt-Carter Route

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Northcutt-Carter Route
Dream Lake.jpg
Looking west over Dream Lake. Hallett Peak is on the left with the dramatic cliff band and prominent point.
Location Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA
Coordinates 40°18′11″N 105°41′10″W / 40.30310°N 105.686°W / 40.30310; -105.686
Climbing Area Hallett Peak
Route Type Trad/Alpine
Vertical Gain 900 feet
Pitches 8
Rating 5.7
Grade III
First ascent R. Northcutt & Carter

The Northcutt-Carter Route is a popular technical climbing route on Hallett Peak in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park. The Northcutt-Carter Route is recognized in the historic climbing text Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.[1]

A massive rockfall in 1999 removed the first two pitches of the route.[2]


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