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Brian Kalet3 Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2016

Brian Kalet

With 12700 & Volz Benchmark.
Posted Jan 15, 2018 6:59 pm

BradBartickIncredible weather  Sucess!


With Michelle. Easy hike, great views, total solitude. What did I see from the summit? That there is a HELL of a lot of ski lines still in condition. I'll give you one guess as to what my plan is for tomorrow… Now THIS is Colorado!
Posted Jun 10, 2017 6:10 pm

rmjwintersW/ Bald   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2015


From Boreas Pass
7.6 miles & 3,500 feet
Posted Aug 14, 2015 8:36 pm

telemarkdudeFrom Bald Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014


Continued ridge after hiking up Bald Mountain. Came down the western talus slope directly to Boreas Pass.
Posted Jul 5, 2014 11:45 pm

nickkarlBoreas Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2013


Nice hike from Boreas Pass, the aspens are starting to turn.

Posted Sep 21, 2013 1:17 pm

chicagotransplantSelkirk Gulch Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2013


Second time up, with Volz BM and PT 12700 B via a loop tour from Selkirk Gulch. Nice south ridge route on this one from 11,000' to loop the 12ers or if one wanted a little longer day than the standard ascent from the pass.
Posted Jul 13, 2013 7:20 pm

theREALCarpeDMfrom Boreas Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2013


With the future in-laws.
Posted Jul 7, 2013 8:57 pm

BergerBoreas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2010


With Tracy
Posted Nov 4, 2012 1:20 am

SenadRFrom Boreas Pass.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2012


Boreas Pass is open to the top, nice outing, weather was interesting, try to summit Bald as well, but 1000 ft before summit after 2-3 thunders we turn around,coming back for this for sure.
Posted May 13, 2012 5:46 pm

KesslerBoreas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2012


Highest winter ascent to date (age 9).
Posted Jan 29, 2012 11:20 pm

ScottBoreas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2012


Shaylee and Kimberly stayed behind at the Section House, while Kessler and I went for a climb of 13,082’ (3987 meter) Boreas Mountain. We had left our snowshoes at the hut, but it was evident that this was a mistake since we were potholing on the lower slopes.

As we climbed higher and higher, the wind got stronger and was an estimated 40-50 mph up high, with a few gusts of 60 mph. It was quite cold, but not too extreme considering that we were up at 13,000 feet in January.

The summit area of the mountain was quite interesting with a long, flat and shallow valley on top of the mountain. We made our way to the SE part of the massif where it was obvious that the highest summit was located.

It was sunny, but very windy and Kessler had trouble standing up in the high winds. It had taken us three hours to reach the summit. We hunkered down and lay down in the wind shelter on top to eat our lunch. The views were fantastic and we could see all the way to Pikes Peak on the east, Quandary, Lincoln, Bross, and all the Tenmile Range on the west (Quandary Peak is especially impressive from this angle), all the way to the Crestones on the South and all the way to the Gore Range on the north. Regrettable, we had left our camera home on this trip.

After lunch we descended the mountain. We slid down the snow part way and were moving very quickly. It only took us an hour to descend to the Section House where we met Kimberly and Shaylee.
Posted Jan 29, 2012 10:54 pm

Foxy Long BottomsBoreas Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2010

Foxy Long Bottoms

With Bryan
Posted Oct 3, 2010 11:19 pm

MountainHikerCOwith Bald  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010


We hiked up Boreas Mountain first and then over to Bald for a full day. Great views from up there.
Posted Sep 18, 2010 11:19 pm

ShredDebBoreas Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010


Hiked with my flatlander parents and our dogs. We enjoyed the great views and wildflowers. No wind at the top, but the rain rolled in on our way down. We had the mountain to ourselves, but the parking lot was packed on our return.
Posted Aug 2, 2010 11:24 am

shanahan9613ers and winter winds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2009


the main attraction of my day, the 13er boreas. hiked the gentle west slopes with sarah, dominic and dwight after scooting up madonna dome, a local 12er. the winter winds made an appearence up high....and blew my mind toward thoughts of the utah desert.

Posted Nov 2, 2009 11:54 am

SarahThompsonHalloween hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2009


Was able to drive almost 4 miles past the Boreas Pass winter closure gate. Hiked the rest of the way to the pass and climbed Boreas Mountain from there.
Posted Nov 2, 2009 11:26 am

altitude14erRoute Climbed: From Boreas Pass   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009


Very interesting mining evidence up near the summit...
Posted Sep 17, 2009 1:03 am

BethSBoreas and Bald  Sucess!


Both every year from 82-86ish, then again in 07.
Posted Jul 9, 2009 12:24 am

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


Wife, dog and I. Climbed with Bald.
Posted Oct 13, 2008 6:43 pm

chicagotransplantTour de Boreas Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2008


Climbed solo with an out an back traverse to PT 12700B to the east and then on to "Madonna Dome" on the west side of the pass. Breezy and cool, but a nice clear morning. Lots of "leaf peepers" on the road out, slow drive with all the traffic!
Posted Sep 29, 2008 10:17 am

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