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SarahThompsonFrench, Frasco & Casco  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007


10/27/07 - Nice little fall solo hike. Standard Roach route from Halfmoon TH. Some new snow to deal with, but not too bad.

1/19/14 - Via Echo Canyon. A wind scoured line provided an avy safe path to the Bull Hill/Casco saddle and we ran the ridge over Casco and then out and back to French (over Frasco both ways). Quite a long day in winter and the ridge was more interesting than I remembered.
Posted May 23, 2008 2:55 pm

MountainHikerCOwith Frasco  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2002


We climbed Frasco & French together from Halfmoon Creek trailhead.
Posted Mar 17, 2008 10:54 pm

thebeave7South Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007


Hiked up South Halfmoon Creek, over a few inches of packed snow. South slopes above treeline were completely clear. We left the road early and bushwacked through the willows, then up the easy South slope. Finished with a traverse over to Frasco and Casco. http://www.ericjlee.com/Photos/071102%20FrenchMt/index.php
Posted Nov 5, 2007 7:16 pm

GahugafugaFrancisco Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2007


Dragged ass to the top in windy but otherwise perfect weather. My 45th centennial.
Posted Sep 27, 2007 6:27 pm

shknbkefrom Halfmoon 2wd TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2007


Hiked French then traversed all the way over to Lackawanna for a cool car shuttle. Great views of Elbert & Massive on French.
Posted Sep 24, 2007 2:25 pm

csmcgranahanSuccess  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007


Summited French along with Frasco and Casco from Halfmoon Road. French Mountain had one of the better summit panorama's I've seen.
Posted Aug 4, 2007 11:50 pm

miztflipFrom North Lake TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


The river crossings were high and wet. The scree slope to the Casco/Frasco saddle was nasty. The traverse to French somewhat fun. All said it was a great outing. Also climbed Casco on this trip.
Posted Jul 1, 2007 6:40 pm

Brian KaletWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

Brian Kalet

From Casco Peak and Frasco Benchmark. 5:58 roundtrip.
Posted Aug 5, 2006 7:55 pm

Ryan KowalskiFrench to Casco  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2002

Ryan Kowalski

The valley looked golden due to the willows changing colors. This was a very nice hike filled with solitude (no one all day). Highly recommended.
Posted May 20, 2006 12:29 am

chicagotransplantRoute Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: July 24, 2004  Sucess!


Combination with Frasco Benchmark and Casco made a nice circle tour.
Posted Jan 9, 2006 8:26 pm

ColoradoScottRoute Climbed: West ridge from S. Halfmoon Creek valley Date Climbed: August 6, 2000  Sucess!


Please see my trip report entitled "The San Francasco Treat"
Posted Feb 7, 2005 4:32 pm

Larry VRoute Climbed: ridge from Casco, Frasco Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

Larry V

Lovely approach from the west. Summited Casco Peak first. Fun ridge traverse from Casco to Frasco, quick and easy after there. Bombarded by hail on the return. A large church group from Texas climbed French Mtn earlier in the summer - I think they came up from the east side, which is shorter and easier.
Posted Sep 12, 2004 7:03 pm

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