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colintRoute Climbed: southeast ridge via McCullough gulch Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

colint

The approach to this climb is incredible. The gulch has incredible flowers and is almost surrounded by what appears to be a continous ridgeline. Finding gullies up to the ridge is more fun than the trail through the talus, but more dangerous. Wanted to do this along with Quandary, but was driven down by lightning.
Posted Aug 10, 2004 3:35 pm

climbcoloradoRoute Climbed: Blue lake route Date Climbed: 8/9/04  Sucess!

climbcolorado

Fun hike with my two dogs! They loved the small stream, ponds and snowfields! They did not like the boulder hopping!
Posted Aug 9, 2004 6:29 pm

lostmanRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge via Blue Lakes Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

lostman

Plenty of exciting ice and snow on the upper ridge. Saw no one until the summit of Quandary later that day.
Posted Jun 9, 2004 3:17 pm

Ryan KowalskiRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge via Blue Lakes Date Climbed: July 22, 2000 and August 22, 2002  Sucess!

Ryan Kowalski

What a gem of a peak! I found a really neat mining-era chisel the first time up! A great intro peak to the Tenmile Range. Beautiful valleys on all sides of the peak help! The second time up I went down a little bit towards Atlantic Peak....WOW! Next time I want to try that route out.
Posted Apr 19, 2004 11:45 am

Aaron ReidRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge via Blue Lakes Date Climbed: September 9, 2003  Sucess!
I really like the Tenmile Range, and Fletcher's summit provides nice views of the other High 100 peaks in the area. The hike up the valley from Blue Lakes is fun and full of possibilities if you get creative. The view of Quandary is awesome from this vantage. I had perfect skies this day and made the summit in 2 hrs from the Blue Lake Dam. I saw no one else en route. A great peak for solitude during the week!
Posted Oct 22, 2003 4:24 pm

KaneRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge via McCullough Gulch Date Climbed: Late July 2001  Sucess!

Kane

I would highly recommend this approach to this mountain. I thought McCullough Gulch was a special place. Lots of wildflowers and at least 4 high alpine lakes with crystal clar water. The view of Quandary's west ridge was excellent.
Posted Jun 8, 2003 9:22 am

mtnhiker13Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 25, 2001  Sucess!

mtnhiker13

A nice hike across tundra and interesting rock climbing up to the summit. A nice place to go if you want to get away from all the people on Quandry. Provides some nice views of McCullough Basin and the West ridge of Quandry. I imagine in a wetter year and earlier in the season the flowers would be fabulous. Interesting ruins of an old mining cabin along the way.
Posted Dec 27, 2002 12:21 pm

kcragRoute Climbed: Northwest approach (?) from Mayflower Gultch Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

kcrag

My first Colorado climb above 12,000. Stunningly beautiful. Hiked to the top of Fletcher then north along the ridge.
Posted Sep 19, 2002 9:43 pm

DaFreshmanRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July 2000  Sucess!
Definately worthwhile. The summit is a suprisingly short distance from the Fletcher-Quandry Saddle. I committed the cardinal sin of starting the route on this mountain at 9:00, and managed to summit Fletcher and the stellar Quandry west ridge route by 4:00 (t-storms were cooperating that day). Even if you aren't trying to do the centennials (100 highest), I HIGHLY reccomend this peak in conjunction with the west ridge for the solitude, views and "alpine" feel. The valley SW of Quandry feels like something out of a Ricola commercial.



Now, I must say that there have been some people who have felt 'misled' regarding the west ridge of Quandry. If you're planning on doing fletcher and Quandry together, be prepared for difficult route finding and some breathtaking (some would say frightening) exposure on Quandry. See the Quandry post for more info..
Posted Mar 18, 2002 3:57 pm

mpbroRoute Climbed: Fletcher from southeast ridge Date Climbed: September 2, 2000  Sucess!

mpbro

I did Fletcher from the Blue Lakes Dam, before going to Quandary Peak along the west ridge. Fletcher had some great views and solitude. I recommend it highly. You can go to

my trip report.
Posted Jul 15, 2001 3:42 pm

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