I climbed Escarpment Peak under cloudy skies. The original plan was to climb Mount Snowmass, but unfortunately the weather forecast for Saturday was terrible. I decided to climb something local on Friday instead.
I’ve seen Escarpment Peak from distant peaks from the north (from the north it looks pretty “pointy”) and have thought about climbing it several times, but I hadn’t got around to it yet. I drove to the east side of the mountain and parked.
With minor bushwhacking I made my way up the steep east spur on elk trails. It was steep and there was a bit of mud and snow, but overall it was a pretty easy ascent. I walked the ridge north a ways in order to get some changing views and to get a good view of some interesting badlands that could be seen up there.
Escarpment Peak appears to be a popular summit by Moffat County standards because the summit register indicates that in the past five years there have been 10 signatures, or two a year on average.
Escarpment Peak isn’t the pointy peak that it appears to be from the north, but it was still a pretty nice climb.