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awhite28Animas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2008


Overlooking my house!
Posted Jul 19, 2014 9:28 pm

rockymountaindivaTrio of peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010


With Monitor and Peak 13. Glad to hear others thought there was a class 5 move, we also found that one!
Posted Jul 26, 2013 7:57 pm

blueshadeSE Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012


Again not as hard as people make it out to be. The descent from Peak Thirteen was the hardest part of the whole ridge. The final 50' or so can be Class 4+ if taken directly, but there are likely easier ways.

The second hardest part was finding a way down. Be careful on the loose rock.

#29 of 31 on 10 day trip.
Posted Sep 30, 2012 3:15 pm

shknbkewith Monitor/13  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010


We didn't do our homework (left a TR in the car) on how to get from Monitor to Animas. We thought there would be a high traverse route to the left below peak 13, but it looked highly questionable. The key is to take a ramp that cuts across the s.e. face of 13 and follow it until it peters out. There should be a viable class 4 option to the summit of 13. We left the ramp too early and had to climb a sketchy class 4 chimney. Descend the north ridge 13 and traverse slightly below the ridge to Animas before traversing out onto the s.w. face. Make sure to descend a scree gully from the Animas/13620 saddle, otherwise you will likely get cliffed out on loose ledges.
Posted Jul 11, 2010 7:19 pm

chicagotransplantwith Thirteen and Monitor  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010


Climbed up (and I do mean up!) from camp in Ruby to a shelf below Thirteen, then went up Monitor, over Thirteen, and up Animas. Descended back down to the basin from here through a series of steep loose sketchy gullies that we were not always sure would get us out okay, but it worked and we still made the train (barely!).
Posted Jul 6, 2010 11:14 am

nextyearranierGreat climb  Sucess!


Beautiful day, great views!
Posted May 1, 2010 6:04 pm

SarahThompsonFrom Ruby Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009


A fun scramble in a beautiful setting. The most obvious route up the SW face has a very short 5.0 crux and is otherwise 3rd class. The scrambling section is fairly short.
Posted Jul 21, 2009 12:21 am

ElliottDavisSE face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2005


Ran into a couple exposed 5th class rock moves, though I'm not the best at patienlty finding the easiest route. Took a self-portrait on top naked in the yoga "tree" pose. It seemed like the appropriate thing to do, truly.
Posted Jun 4, 2008 12:00 pm

Brian KaletSoutheast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

Brian Kalet

7 hours from Peak Thirteen, Monitor Peak and Needleton.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 5:13 pm

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