|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Year first climbed:||N/A|
|First successful climber(s):||Not sure|
|Nearest major airport:||Colorado Springs|
|Convenient Center:||Woodland Park|
Thanks to Christopher Dorry for adding this peak.
Ormes Peak stands only about 300' higher then the surrounding area, which does not make it a dramatic peak, but provides excellent views!
Ormes Peak can be climbed from a variety of different routes with the easiest being from Rampart Range Road, and road 303. For a much better hike and climb try it from Front Range area if you don't mind "bushwacking" and making your own trail.
From the Peregrine housing development you can start from the Blodgett Peak trailheads (visit: http://www.geocities.com/cdorry/blodgett.html), or visit (peakware Blodgett site).
Once at the top of Blodgett or from the ridge line to the south you can make your way west through a couple of valleys to the summit of Ormes. This is a strenous hike because of elevation gain (about 2,900') but it is up and down, and up and down. It took my brother and I over 5 hours round trip, with no major breaks.
Ormes is worth the climb if you want to see Rampart Resv. close up, unreal views of Pikes Peak and Sheep Mountain (visit peakware site for Sheep Mountain), The Front Range 14er's, Mosquito Range, Spanish Peaks, and much more!
Please email me with questions or more details.
Thanks to Christopher Dorry for this description.