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Eric Holle13er Trio  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2008

Eric Holle

Ben L and I had climbed Ellingwood, Blanca and Little Bear Pk in the proir two days, so we decided to make it a nice long third day. We starting hiking from the Zapata Creek Trail and ascended the West Ridge to the summit of California continuing on to Pt 13,577 and on to Pt 13,660. 13 hours roundtrip left us feeling accomplished back at the trailhead. We investigated the plane wreckage in the North Fork Basin.
Posted May 15, 2008 12:18 am

climbcoloradoNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007


Hiked with my two dogs.
Very long ridge hike with 6 false summits!
Posted Aug 18, 2007 9:58 am

chicagotransplantNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007


Solo climb, saw no one else the entire day. The length of time above treeline on the ridge surprised me, lots of false summits!
Posted Jul 2, 2007 10:40 am

KyleRNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2006


Ascended via the North ridge route. Took my father (63 yrs) with me and had a great time on a beautiful summer day. The view from California Peak makes you feel so insignificant. Never saw another human...a great bang-for-the-buck outing!
Posted Jun 12, 2007 4:40 pm

shknbkesouth ridge and down north ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2006


Did California as part of a grand tour of the area which included 13660, 13577, and 12180. I would highly recommend this loop hike as it affords some of the most spectacular views in the Sangres!
Posted Sep 19, 2006 10:46 pm

csmcgranahanSummit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006


Summited with two friends, Jake and Beth. A great hike through heavy cloud cover. Not too many views but the clouds moving to and fro was really interesting. We got a quick 10 minute peak of the Sand Dunes from around 12,500 before climbing into the clouds at about 8:00am.
Posted Aug 7, 2006 3:12 am

Brian KaletSouth Ridge (ascent); North Ridge (descent)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

Brian Kalet

From UN 13577. En route to UN 13476.
Posted Jul 17, 2006 8:44 pm

shanahan96California in Winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2006


calm, sunny winter day. the view of ellingwood point is jawdropping after switching trails. maybe i should climb that next week? #5 of top-100 in calendar winter.

Posted Jun 30, 2006 11:12 pm

km_donovanRoute Climbed: North Ridge *Classic* Date Climbed: June 4, 2005  Sucess!


It was incredibly windy with a steady 40+ mile per hour wind. The summit could not be seen due to the cloud cover although the valleys on either side were bathed in sunshine. The wind finally abated and a nice snow shower made the day even more enjoyable.
Posted Jun 5, 2005 4:13 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: June 12, 2004  Sucess!


Erin and I hiked in on the Lily Lake Trail with Ken Nolan, and from Lily Lake, we ascended UN 13,577's grungy south slopes. At the summit, we had the privilege of meeting Ryan, this page's maintainer. He joined us for the detour traverse to UN 13,660. Erin and I then split for California Peak to try to catch Ken who had to pass on 660 due to a recovering shoulder injury. We joined Ken for the quick dash north to UN 12,180 before returning to the Huerfano Trailhead, completing a great loop hike. A trip report is available here.
Posted Dec 31, 2004 8:49 pm

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