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seanoFrom Thirteen  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2016


End of a long day out of Purgatory, starting with Pigeon. There are some annoying cliffs on the descent if you go too far right. Trip report.
Posted Sep 20, 2016 11:53 am

theREALCarpeDMstandard trio  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2015


The forecast for this day was bad, but a bit before 9am it was clearing, so we thought we'd see how far we could get. We got all three! I agree that, just before the final ridge, there was one 5.0 move. There was a finger crack on the left and a small chimney just a few feet to the right of it. The crack was probably 5.0. The chimney may be c4, but I thought the crack was the easier descent option. In any case, it wasn't that bad. We got a 5 or 10 minute hail storm on the way down which oiled up the steep grass quite a bit!
Posted Aug 6, 2015 11:48 am

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

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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