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Sarah SimonBoreas Pass Route   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2009

Sarah Simon

This was, no ifs, ands or buts, one of the absolutely most beautiful days I have ever enjoyed in the mountains. The fresh snowfall, the wild coastal looking cloud formations, the blue-bird skies peaking through the clouds. Definitely more a committing ridge walk that I think a few of us expected, but well worth the extra oomph to overcome all those falkse summits. Partners: Elissa all the way to the summit; Carol and Laraine to the last (highest) false summit where they said: ENOUGH!
Posted Sep 13, 2009 8:00 pm

MattKFrom Boreas Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2008

MattK

Wife, dog and I. Climbed with Boreas.
Posted Oct 13, 2008 6:45 pm

SarahThompsonNorth Ridge & South Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2005

SarahThompson

4/23/05 - Hiked up the north ridge. The lower slopes seem to be a popular area for backcountry skiing. Met Chicago Transplant not too far from the summit - little did I know I'd hike with him several years down the road! A great winter/spring hike.

10/31/09 - Climbed the south ridge after "Madonna Dome" and Boreas Mountain. Deep snow in places. Was able to drive almost 4 miles past the winter closure gate on the Boreas Pass Road. Descended the west ridge which delivered us directly back to the car.
Posted Sep 10, 2008 3:41 pm

kavakNorth Ridge Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 1988

kavak

We put on snowshoes for the approach and looked for a avalanche free route to the north ridge. From there it was a ridge walk with an alpine feel to the summit. Very nice day.
Posted Jul 14, 2008 10:35 am

peakrat76Boreas Pass Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 1992

peakrat76

Scramble over talus & blocks. Found a nice long couloir on the way down to glissade. Once back at my Subaru I found an old piece of board on my windshield with the note, "Hey, I saw something really strange. A marmot was chewing your car under the gas tank. Wierd, huh? Sure enough, Mr. Marmot had chewed through the gas tank sensor wire telling me I had no fuel. Easy repair, fun day.
Posted Jan 3, 2008 2:40 pm

Kiefervia Black Powder Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2007

Kiefer

Ugh! Talk about your false summits. Ugh! Talk about talus and choss. Sweet views of guyot and Breckenridge though! More of a commitment than I expected. Windy and cold but great weather.
Posted Sep 12, 2007 5:52 pm

djilkBald Mtn via Black Powder Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007
Hiked from Boreas Pass to the true summit in about 2:45, only 2:15 down with some storms in the area. The views are 360 degrees - even saw Longs & Meeker shining in the sun far in the distance. Only saw a few other people and had the summit to ourselves. Not much left in the way of flowers but the tundra is lush and I suspect there would be a lot in July.

Contra the Boreas Pass route description, we found it easier to just go over the tops of most of the bumps and false summits - there is not that much wasted elevation gain and the walking is substantially easier right on the top of the ridge. On the way up we followed the trail up to Black Powder Pass and then mostly followed the ridgeline. On the return we descended directly down some grassy slopes SSW, both because it looked faster and because some storms were in the area. There are some faint climber's trails on the rocky sections of the ridge - mostly they go slightly west of the ridgeline but end up on top anyway. The talus is mostly solid but still have to test footholds on the steeper parts.

Great hike, but harder work than we expected since there is no real trail after the pass.
Posted Sep 2, 2007 7:01 pm

mtnhiker13Boreas Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

mtnhiker13

Nice views! Lots of rocks. you gotta like rock to climb this mountain. We had a beautiful day with the weather. That was nice.
Posted Jul 20, 2007 6:49 pm

TorstenWOn The Flanks...
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2003

TorstenW

The old gold mines near the top really intrigued me for many years. I only got up a little way on the flanks... I'll be back though!
Posted Jun 7, 2007 12:45 am

Eric HolleRoute Climbed: Boreas Pass and Mt. Boreas Date Climbed: Oct. 15, 2006  Sucess!

Eric Holle

Climbed from Boreas Pass, with Boreas Mtn. More of a winter climb than a fall climb, lots of snow, endless false summitts, and a herd of Mountain Goats.
Posted Oct 16, 2006 12:13 am

royswkrBoreas & Bald  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1995
Figure 8 loop from Boreas Pass with return along canal
Posted Sep 23, 2006 9:02 pm

Brian KaletNorth Ridge (ascent), Northeast Couloir Descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2006

Brian Kalet

Skied from the summit!
Posted Apr 10, 2006 4:37 pm

chicagotransplantRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: April 23, 2005  Sucess!

chicagotransplant

How many false summits are there? I lost count ;)
Posted Jan 9, 2006 9:00 pm

csmcgranahanRoute Climbed: Boreas Pass Date Climbed: October 1, 2005  Sucess!

csmcgranahan

Topped all three 13,600+ summits on Bald Mountain. Amazing weather for October - shorts and t-shirt the entire trip. Views from the summit ridge are hard to top.
Posted Oct 2, 2005 12:24 am

mr_gRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 13, 2005  Sucess!

mr_g

Started from Boreas Pass and reached the saddle in no time. From there, the route up the ridge is clear although alot of talus and scree is present.




Reached the summit in about 2.5 hours in perfect weather. The views were spectacular, especially of the ten mile ranch and Breckenridge. The view south (south park) was spoiled by haze - most likely due to the fire near Pueblo.

Posted Jul 14, 2005 8:17 am

RyanSRoute Climbed: Boreas Pass Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!

RyanS

Climbed Bald and Boreas from the pass yesterday. Since we hiked after Friday's storm, we got one last look at snowy peaks probably for a while.
Posted Jun 12, 2005 4:47 pm

ColoradoScottRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: October 25, 1992  Sucess!

ColoradoScott

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.
Posted Feb 8, 2005 6:29 pm

Ryan KowalskiRoute Climbed: Boreas Pass Date Climbed: May 26, 2004  Sucess!

Ryan Kowalski

By far the windiest day I've ever had in the mountains. The views from this peak and from Boreas Mountain are impeccable and some of the best in the entire Front Range.
Posted Jun 1, 2004 10:38 am

JonBradfordRoute Climbed: Via Boreas Pass and Mount Boreas Date Climbed: September 2002  Sucess!

JonBradford

A giant ridge of a mountain. Mountain goats were everywhere! A nice hike. Good for those that want to look down on Breckenridge. Also offers nice views of the nearby Tenmile Mountains.

Jon
Posted Mar 29, 2004 7:45 pm

miztflipRoute Climbed: Western Chutes from Boreas Pass Date Climbed: Several Dates 98-03  Sucess!

miztflip

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.
Posted Jan 20, 2004 11:15 am

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