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shknbkeEast couloir from Fletcher  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007

shknbke

Traversed from Fletcher on a less than ideal early fall weather day, but it wasn't bad. This couloir was hard to spot as we traversed to high, but we eventually found it. Very loose in the couloir. Views would be great on a clear day.
Posted Oct 1, 2007 12:46 am

Dan DaltonYeah Boyyyy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2006

Dan Dalton

Your damn straigh I was successful! Along with 5 other awesome SP members, this cold and windy day proved a test for endurance. Luckily we all felt pretty good and I had plenty of energy to summit! Glad I got to the top on my second time round, will have to come back and do some others in the area, like Pacific!
Posted Dec 4, 2006 7:43 pm

NelsonVilla Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2006

Nelson

Exhilirating and charmed day with 5 other SP'ers, as noted below.
Posted Dec 4, 2006 6:35 pm

Andy2nd time's the charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2006

Andy

Climbed with nelson, brenta, CharlesD, Mountain Man Dan, and jfox8541 via Villa Ridge. This was the second try for all of us but Charles (it was his third). The extra motivation fueled the suffer-fest and we all managed to summit. Success after past failures was especially sweet.
Posted Dec 4, 2006 2:31 pm

peakrat76Villa Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006

peakrat76

Climbed with my wife on her 54th birthday. Perfect, cloudless skies. Temps of 100+ in Denver resulted in summit temps of 75 or so. Some of the loose 2nd class trash on the final 900 feet can be avoided by trending to the right and climbing some fairly solid, short, enjoyable 3rd class on the ridge proper. A fun climb; watch the woobly blocks on the way down & take your time. Perfect day in the hills with zero lightning potential.
Posted Jul 17, 2006 2:45 am

Big Skies 808Solo summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2004

Big Skies 808

A solo traverse of Drift, Fletcher, and Quandary. A stellar day.
Posted Jun 6, 2006 6:58 pm

AsphazellNW Ridge route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2005

Asphazell

Climbed with Altitude14er and other friend Wyatt.
Posted Jun 2, 2006 1:53 pm

altitude14erRe: February 20, 2006 Villa Ridge with Timothy Pearl and Eric

altitude14er

What an awesome time of year to acheive this summit, I'm envious. Why does winter climbing seem to be synonimous with suffering!?
Posted Mar 19, 2006 4:33 am

altitude14erNorthwest Ridge via Mayflower Gulch Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2005

altitude14er

I climbed this with my friend Mark and Wyatt. Only me and Mark summited because Wyatt injured his knee. October climbing is great in Colorado because you get solitude and descent weather. Drift Peak is a little harder than it looks but won't present the veteran mountaineer any issues. A female hiker had been missing for days on Mt. of the Holy Cross and we saw a search helicoptor flying around to the West looking for her...she never was found. Set aside time to explore some of the mines you'll encounter while hiking this approach. While on the ridge you'll get an awesome view of a cliff hanging mine on Atlantic Peaks West side
Posted Mar 17, 2006 5:24 pm

Timothy PearlHa! N. Summit is Lower  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2006

Timothy Pearl

Skinned up Mayflower to NW ridge(Villa). Crampons on for rest of summit. Low visibility(100-200 yards) on North summit, didn't have a map, but from memory we thought we were on Fletcher. 13,900 anyway! Descent was trecherous post-hole-style. Great day.
Posted Feb 23, 2006 7:31 pm

chicagotransplantRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge via Fletcher Date Climbed: August 28, 2004  Sucess!

chicagotransplant

Rough route finding on the traverse from Fletcher, descended the south face.
Posted Jan 9, 2006 8:46 pm

shanahan96Route Climbed: Villa Ridge Date Climbed: October 14, 2005  Sucess!

shanahan96

climbed drift with my friend adam. we were able to follow a well-trodden path past the cabins. above 12,000 feet we postholed to our waists for a majority of the trip. what a challenge!



jamie
Posted Oct 19, 2005 7:50 pm

xskier77Route Climbed: Villa Ridge Date Climbed: July 24, 2004  Sucess!

xskier77

Great fun on this easy class 2 route and a wonderful view of Quandary from the summit.
Posted Jul 25, 2004 11:00 pm

Ryan KowalskiRoute Climbed: Villa Ridge/NW Bowl Date Climbed: October 7, 2001  Sucess!

Ryan Kowalski

Interestingly enough I too followed Kane's slightly different route. The rocks are loose on this peak and the slope is actually quite steep. A great peak that properly lords over the gorgeous Mayflower Gulch
Posted Apr 19, 2004 2:56 pm

Aaron ReidRoute Climbed: Northwest Bowl Date Climbed: September 21, 2003  Sucess!
Drift peak is a good place for solitude late in the summer season. Even during the summer it does not see that much traffic. The views are awesome, in particular the perspective you have on Quandary. Looking north you can follow the ridge and pick out the summits of Fletcher, Atlantic, Pacific and Crystal. If you approach from the west (Northwest Bowl/Villa Ridge route) the view from the basin below Crystal-Fletcher-Drift has a grand alpine feel. I had great weather for this climb, and given the short distance (~6 miles) took it easy and it made for a great day.
Posted Oct 22, 2003 6:15 pm

KaneRoute Climbed: Villa Ridge Date Climbed: 8-28-2002  Sucess!

Kane

This is a very short, and stiff climb. I really recommend this loop route for the hike back over Gold Hill was the most memorable part of the day. The views of the connectiing ridge to Wheeler Peak was excellent. Close to Denver.
Posted Jun 16, 2003 10:38 pm

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