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13300, 13180, 13155, San Luis Peak & Organ Mountain
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13300, 13180, 13155, San Luis Peak & Organ Mountain

 
13300, 13180, 13155, San Luis Peak & Organ Mountain

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.99100°N / 106.894°W

Object Title: 13300, 13180, 13155, San Luis Peak & Organ Mountain

Date Climbed/Hiked: Aug 18, 2007

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Scrambling

Season: Summer

 

Page By: Brian Kalet

Created/Edited: Aug 20, 2007 / Jan 8, 2014

Object ID: 326368

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Stats

Peak Name
CO Rank
Elevation
13300
395
13300
13180
S
13180
13155
519
13155
San Luis Peak
50
14014
Organ Mountain
106
13801

Distance: ~18.3 miles
Elevation Gain: ~7,100'

13300

I camped at the West Willow Creek Trailhead Friday night. I started hiking northeast up the San Luis Pass Trail to San Luis Pass and arrived at at 5:24 am. I followed the Continental Divide southeast to 13300. The highpoint is northeast of the 13285' spot elevation on the map. I got to the summit at 7:46 am.
Organ Mountain & 13155Organ Mountain & 13155, from left to right

13180

I continued northeast on the Continental Divide over abrupt third class terrain. With interesting route finding, I reached the summit of 13180 at 8:00 am.
1318013180 from 13300

13155

I continued north-northeast on the Continental Divide towards 13155, reaching more third class terrain just below the summit block. I traversed to the north side of the block and climbed solid third class rock. I reached the top at 8:33 am.

San Luis Peak

I descended the summit block by a slightly different route on the north face and followed San Luis Peak’s south ridge to its summit. I reached the top at 9:33 am.
1315513155 from San Luis Peak's south ridge

Organ Mountain

I descend San Luis Peak’s East Slopes to the San Luis Peak-Organ Mountain saddle and climbed Organ Mountain's west ridge. The ridge was most fun between 13500 and the gash. Avoiding the gash on Organ Mountain's south side was simple. I reached the summit at 10:57 am. I descended the west ridge. Soon after passing the gash, it began hailing. By the time I made it to the San Luis Peak-Organ Mountain saddle, the hail had ceased. I began ascending San Luis Peak's east slopes. The hail started again and was accompanied with strong winds. I reached the summit at 12:32 pm and began descending San Luis Peak's south ridge. I followed the Skyline Trail to San Luis Pass and descended the San Luis Pass Trail back to the trailhead completing a 9 hour day.
San Luis Peak, Organ Mountain, 13300, 13180 & 13155 Map.  Click to enlarge.

Images

1315513180Organ Mountain & 13155San Luis Peak, Organ Mountain, 13300, 13180 & 13155

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