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bblack99Easy Acclimation for Flatlanders  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

bblack99

After a long drive from KC on Saturday, I hit Chief's east ridge from Squaw Pass Road. It's a big jump from 1,000' to 11.7k', but Chief has nice easy trails, just the right amount of switchbacks and the tiniest of scrambles at the top makes it fun even on tired lungs.

Round-trip was two hours with at least 20 minutes on the summit. Winds were strong but inconsistent, which was a big plus considering the exposed summit block. Awesome views to the north and west!
Posted Aug 8, 2010 7:38 pm

chicagotransplantSquaw Pass Outing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2010

chicagotransplant

5/2/10: Took the trail up Chief than traversed over Papoose to Squaw and back down the Squaw Mtn Road to my car. Also climbed a few of the other easy access peaks off the Squaw Pass Road, lots of peaks available for little effort on this road!
12/8/12: Repeat with Papoose and Squaw, also climbed Warrior and PT 11060.
Posted May 3, 2010 10:53 am

Brian KaletEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2010

Brian Kalet

With Papoose and Squaw.
Posted Apr 26, 2010 9:48 pm

colinpenceChief Mtn. hike  Sucess!

colinpence

This was my first hike with Janey Butterworth when we met in 2007, and we had to slip and slide down the trail to avoid the icy patches. Otherwise this was an easy and fun summit.
Posted Apr 7, 2009 12:29 am

Narendrachief mt  Sucess!

Narendra

good acclimation hike - one of the first mountains i hiked when moving to CO
Posted Jan 1, 2009 3:42 pm

BigCountryWinter fun  Sucess!

BigCountry

Good snowshoe up the west ridge
Posted Oct 3, 2008 6:37 pm

argothorChief and Squaw  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2008

argothor

First I snow shoed up Chief, and then I headed over to Squaw Mountain. Beautiful, sunny and warm day for the first of March. Joined by my big mutt, Jack.
Posted Mar 1, 2008 8:39 pm

shanahan96hail to the chief  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2008

shanahan96

quick, easy hike from the squaw pass road.

winds kicked in above treeline which made for a rough stretch, but all was good. chief's summit came surprisingly quick after treeline. added on warrior afterwards to complete the idaho springs quad.

jamie
Posted Feb 27, 2008 10:15 am

heather14Nice easy day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2008

heather14

A nice easy day for a change. Nice place to snowshoe.
Posted Jan 12, 2008 10:44 pm

big_ggood times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2008

big_g

Quick little snowshoe and overnight camp. Not enough time to complete the igloo but the sky was clear and beautiful!
Posted Jan 12, 2008 1:09 am

Luciano136Standard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2008

Luciano136

A snow storm made me cancel the idea of Sniktau out of Loveland Pass. This was backup plan nr. 2 and it worked out great! Got a break in the weather in that area with fantastic views; thanks to shknbke for the suggestion. Lots of powder but the trail was packed down from the previous weekend. Completely different snow than CA, that's for sure!
Posted Jan 10, 2008 2:38 pm

HokieJimHappy New Year!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2008

HokieJim

Quick and easy winter summit up a well-packed trail
Posted Jan 3, 2008 12:44 am

shknbkefrom Squaw and Papoose  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2008

shknbke

Kicked off the new year of some low hanging fruit. Great snowshoe outing up Squaw, Papoose, and Chief. The only trail breaking we had to do was up and down Papoose. A great hike in the Denver area if you only have half a day to burn.
Posted Jan 2, 2008 10:53 pm

MattKNew Years  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2008

MattK

Quick New Years hike with wife and dog.
Posted Jan 2, 2008 10:59 am

hans.schenkWinter Summit  Sucess!

hans.schenk

Did this in conjunction with nearby Squaw Mountain.
Posted Sep 26, 2007 10:09 pm

FentonForche2Nice gentle hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

FentonForche2

Nice, gentle hike only about 45 minutes from Denver. Nice views from the top, well taken care of trail. Great choice if you don't have a lot of time but still want to summit something.
Posted Sep 3, 2007 1:10 pm

K_G_WrightFun Quickie!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 25, 1990

K_G_Wright

On clear days, it has an incredible view of Mt. Evans' north and east faces and bowls. You can also see Longs to the north, and Pikes to the south. Awesome quick hike from Squaw Pass Road. I grew up in Evergreen, so I've done this one at night, all seasons, from the north and the west with everyone from a solo trip to bringing flat landers not acclimatized. The hardest part of the trail is getting up the road cut from the highway. It's a great quick hike close to Denver. It is a perfect place to test your winter skills without the risk of avalanches or getting too far from "civilization". It's perfect for a quick snow shoe with someone who isn't as "driven" as some of us, GPS practice, or some alpine bouldering at the top. Have fun!
Posted Aug 15, 2007 2:43 pm

mtnhiker13Several Times by various routes  Sucess!

mtnhiker13

Good short hike and close to home. Good one to do in the winter. Have done the mountain at least 4 times that I can remember. Will probably do it again as well.
Posted Jul 27, 2007 8:00 pm

Sarah SimonHeatstroke  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

Sarah Simon

Whew, we Colorado folk are not used to heat like we had this day. The sun-drenched summit felt like the interior of an oven. Still, always a joy to get closer to the sky.
Posted Apr 19, 2007 2:46 pm

royswkrUp the trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 1990
Also went to Papoose and Warrior.
Posted Sep 25, 2006 6:04 pm

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