Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: October 25, 1992
Starting 1/2 mile north of Boreas Pass, I followed the small drainage up to the 12,159' pass between Boreas Mtn. and Blad Mtn. Bob Martin refers to this as Black Powder Pass, although it is not named on the Boreas Pass topo. From here you head NNW up grass and tedious rock until the first of several false summits is reached. Persist on and the highest point is the NW summit, with great views to Summit county and Dillon Lake to the north. On the descent, it began snowing on me and Logan, my 4-legged climbing companion.
I returned with my wife and a friend in June 2002 and reclimbed the route, taking longer than I had remembered.
Route Climbed: Western Chutes from Boreas Pass Date Climbed: Several Dates 98-03
Hiked and skied these chutes many times while living in Breck. Snow is here until mid summer in most years and makes for great snow climbing and moderate to difficult sking coming down. In the right conditions one can ski summit to car nonstop.