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birdheadNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2013


Fun scramble near the end. Got rained on for the last mile on the way out.

Climbed again 7/13/17. For the second straight time I had no views from the summit due to clouds! Still a fun hike.
Posted Jul 10, 2016 11:10 pm

evantgreat hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009


fun scramble - had my wife a little nervous but she pushed through it.
Posted Feb 22, 2016 12:55 am

eferesenStormy weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011


Nice stormy day. Had the peak to myself
Posted Nov 22, 2015 8:25 pm

billscherzEarly Snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2013


Early snow this year made for an interesting climb. Lots of postholing on the ridge. Great weather!
Posted Oct 20, 2013 7:50 pm

Frallitook right at the Crux  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2003
By pure chance, I started a solo hike on the pass trail not even knowing about Engineer Mountain. When I arrived at the bottom, I literally felt drawn to this mountain. The weather was fine with just a few clouds. There was some wet snow sticking to the shaded areas. Took left at the Crux as advised by Connor, a young man who was climbing fast off-trail left of the ridge. Felt quite dizzy and totally euphoric at the summit. On the way down I climbed down (about 10 feet) the northern section of the Crux. The 3-foot wide ledge on which then I stood was barely a reassurance from the vertiginous cliff that lay beneath my feet.
Posted Mar 14, 2013 9:22 am

awhite28Engineer  Sucess!


Really fun one!
Posted Dec 25, 2012 1:19 pm



nice climbing at the end, with my mom, Duchess, and uncle. Will bring a mountain bike next time for the approach.
Posted Sep 17, 2012 2:35 am

erialessayons  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2012
As a former army engineer I'd been wanting to climb this peak. With good weather was able to also make it up Jura Knob.
Posted Sep 3, 2012 10:25 am

Liba KopeckovaLovely scramble

Liba Kopeckova

Really nice summit with super nice scramble, great views, with my brother, son, and Duchess (although not a dog friendly mountain higher up). Rained on us on the way down.
2nd time up - mid April for Easter (even brought Easter egg with me). Lovely snow climb, skinned up, the descent on skis between the trees was hard (snow melted at spots, easy to get into cliffs etc).
Posted Aug 25, 2012 8:21 pm

wbassEngineer Redemption  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012


After spending the previous day attempting to summit Sneffels in an early morning deluge, it was nice to be able to attain this summit. A crux of crumbly holds wasn't quite what I expected, but was grateful to savor one of the best views in the San Juans.
Posted Jul 30, 2012 11:52 pm

WalksWithBlackfliesA fun mountain  Sucess!


When I saw this mountain, I literally pulled off the road and climbed it. I didn't think there was a trail, but soon stumbled across it. I then thought there certainly couldn't be a good route to the top, but was surprised when I saw several people on the ridge above. I ventured a bit onto the face to get away from the conga line and also to spice it up. It was a LOT of fun, and great scenery too.
Posted Jun 20, 2012 12:22 pm

seanoNE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2012


Fun short snowshoe. Took an hour-long nap in perfect weather on top. Trip report.
Posted Mar 10, 2012 7:39 pm

Alex WoodBeautiful Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

Alex Wood

We had some time to spare so we did this real quick on the way to Ouray. Gorgeous hike with awesome views all over. I was pleasently surprised with the class 3 sections on the route. We ended up taking the class 4 chimney because we didn't get out of the corridor soon enough. Awesome views! We had the summit to ourselves!
Posted Sep 8, 2011 2:48 am

trevycasAlways Enjoyable...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007


I've been up Engineer several times since 2007...it is always a short, fast hike in the summer...looking forward to a winter scent!
Posted Jun 29, 2011 11:48 am

REMFrom Coal Bank Pass
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2002
Aborted at the "Crux Move." Attempted with Gary M.
Posted Jun 25, 2011 10:25 pm

TonkaNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010


What a cool climb. I little bit of everything. Short but all the things you would want in a full day. Loved it!
Posted Jul 22, 2010 12:20 am

Sarah SimonNortheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2010

Sarah Simon

Holy MOSES, is there anthing NOT to like about this mountain? As soon as we left our vehicle we were surrounded by 6-ft tall wildflowers. The meadow below the peak was exploding in color. The ridge was indeed quite loose in the San Juan tradition, but it was an exhilarating ride. We had a high pressure system over us and no threat of afternoon storms - barely a cloud in the sky. Heaven on earth.
Posted Jul 18, 2010 9:18 pm

bryangastOne of my favorites.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 1997


I have done this peak multiple times, always a satisfying climb.
Posted Jan 7, 2010 10:17 pm

iditarod81Great fun!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2009


Summited after visiting friends in Durango. Never been to the San Juans before--simply grand! Talk about colorful Colorado. It started to hail around 10 am, but we were only a few hundred yards from the trailhead.
Posted Sep 15, 2009 3:26 am

scottmitchnice ridgeline  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2009


from coalbank pass - 2.5 hours up 1.5 down
Posted May 18, 2009 2:56 pm

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