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Eric HolleFrench, Frasco BM & Casco  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

Eric Holle

Nice tour of 13ers, I only saw 2 other people all day!
Posted Aug 24, 2008 7:03 pm

kavakFrom Casco and Frasco  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1990


The end of the trifecta (Casco and Frasco). Interesting views of the back side of Elbert. And if you looked really hard you might see summiters on Elbert.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 10:02 am

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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