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chicagotransplant3/4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013


Half and "Quarter" from Cataract Gulch, second time up this peak. Ascended NE Ridge and descended Standard Route. With Brian and Steve.
Posted Sep 3, 2013 12:07 am

Liba Kopeckovavia Cataract TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2013

Liba Kopeckova

Felt like a long long hike. I did not bring my GPS, but believe that more than 14,7 miles described by Roach.
Duchess did great. Mostly class 1 on trail, little short fun along the ridge just below the summit.
We got completely soaked on the way up - it rained the whole night and when hiking through willows, we got so soaked.
Wanted to go onto 1/4 Peak but clouds/drizzle/thunder (and the fact we got soaked wet the day before twice) made us return back to the car.
Made it up 13164 though... (the weather got little better for a while)
Posted Aug 4, 2013 8:48 pm

rockymountaindivaBeaver antics  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2011


Camped at Cataract Lake and watched a beaver perform some lively antics for about 45 minutes at dusk until the mosquitos drove me into my tent.
Posted Jul 26, 2013 6:26 pm

Trailboss88fun but long  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2013


Hiked up Cataract Gulch to the junction with the Colorado Trail above Cataract lake. Trail becomes non-existent from here to the peak. We scrambled up a short section of the cliff band to cut some mileage. From the summit we descended off the east ridge, x-c hiked down the drainage back to the trail just below Cataract Lake. Quiet and scenic area but much longer (GPS said 16 miles) than it said in Roach's 13ers book.
Posted Jul 20, 2013 1:16 pm

KieferCataract  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2012


The mountain itself was boring as shit. Even the 'hourglass' ridge was a huge disappointment. BUT...the hike in was astounding! Exceptionally beautiful. Hiked 13,184 and 12,990 as well. The sunset was to die for and I saw 3 moose!
A great fall day.
Posted Nov 3, 2012 9:54 pm

Ken DammenStandard route ridge traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Ken Dammen

Climbed this peak with Eric and Chris. Nice day beautiful hike. Traverse to peak was fun and challenging. Probably a little under rated with significant exposure in my opinion. Great summit.
Posted Aug 15, 2012 10:00 pm

utclimberSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011
Hiked Half from Cataract Gulch. Started the traverse to Quarter Peak, but had to head down due to bad weather.
Posted Jul 16, 2011 9:26 am

miztflipSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010


Climbed along with 13,124, Tundra Top, Cataract and Carson from the TH. 8:15 RT. Awesome area, would love to go back for overnight
Posted Jun 23, 2010 12:39 pm

Nice Axe!Fun Scramble!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2009

Nice Axe!

Also did the 3/4 route: Half Peak & Quarter Peak from Cataract Gulch. Great weather day, super fun scrambling!
Posted Sep 15, 2009 8:15 pm

scotthsuThree quarters  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2009


Did the combo of Half & "Quarter" from Cataract Gulch TH.
Posted Aug 30, 2009 12:25 pm

SarahThompsonMy 400th 13er!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008


9/27/08 - Backpacked to Cataract Lake and climbed UN 13164 and then Half Peak via its south ridge. Half Peak was my 400th ranked Colorado 13er. Only 184 more to go! We reached the summit at around 10:30, heard a distant grumbling of thunder, and chose not to stay and celebrate with the wine we'd brought because of the impending weather. Descended the northeast ridge. As soon as we began the descent, my hair was standing up and I could feel little electrical shocks on my body. We practically RAN down the initial 3rd class part of the ridge and hauled a$$ back to camp (where we of course drank that wine)!

1/25/2015 - Winter ascent in good conditions. Up Cataract Gulch, over the divide, then up the south ridge. Had to traverse one scary slope for 50ft en route to the ridge, good snow but big consequences if it went. Lots of effort required. 13 hours car to car.
Posted Sep 29, 2008 12:17 pm

gremlinsouth ridge  Sucess!


came in from east side of stony pass up pole creek, got snowed on up top
Posted Oct 26, 2007 1:08 am

Brian KaletNortheast Ridge (ascent). South Ridge (descent)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Brian Kalet

From "Quarter Peak". To 13164 & 12990. 8 hours roundtrip.
Posted Jul 30, 2007 1:07 pm

mtnhiker13Northeast Ridge
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2006


A memorable trip as I did a face plant in the talus on the way back to the trailhead. What a bloody mess but managed to hike the 4 miles back to the car and then a trip to Lake City emergency center - nice people in the medical center - dr was awesome - got me in quick and did the xray - luckily no broken bones just swelling and black and blue!!
Posted Jul 27, 2007 8:22 pm

seth@LOKIFirst on register this year in June?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007


Wow. I hoped to get after some other 13ers in the area but we used a different approach. Nice views of the North Face up the North East Ridge Route. Just a few feet of 3/4 the class scrambling involved.
Posted Jun 18, 2007 9:20 am

chicagotransplantHalf On Half  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2006


Climbed with shanahan96 via Cuba Gulch with a stop on PT 13164 on the way down. Really nice basin, gorgeous views of the backside of the Handies/Jones group the whole way up. We even saw a bear running through the willows. This turned out to be a very appropriately named peak for me, it was my 50th out of the highest hundred, halfway there!
Posted Oct 9, 2006 2:25 pm

shanahan96fall and winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2006


3/12/12- survived a lovely winter excursion up half's SE Corner with steve gladbach, descended the standard south ridge with variations to stay on low angled terrain. cataract gulch had some old avy debris from the previous week, but we never felt threatened as all the paths had released.

10/7/06- the hike up cuba gulch was gorgeous; this is a must see place! the willow whacking at treeline was horrid, but we survived. finally, the final ridge to the summit plateau is downright hairy, to the say the least, when covered by a couple feet of snow and with the wind howling at the most exposed section.

oh yeah, we got point 13,164 for dessert.

Posted Oct 9, 2006 5:08 am

Ryan KowalskiRoute Climbed: Cataract Gulch via a South Ridge variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Ryan Kowalski

A long and wet hike in after early morning showers. I then managed to really screw-up route finding and taking a seriously loose variation to gain the south ridge. Stunningly gorgeous area, although the highlight for me was the small PT 13,164 to the west, where I got a real feeling of solitude. I'll be back to this area!
Posted Jul 13, 2006 2:32 pm

AsphazellRoute Climbed: Cuba Gulch/Southwest Slopes Date Climbed: September 2, 2005  Sucess!


My first solo climb since I was about 18. Very sketchy weather, waited out a rainshower at about 11,900ft. Made it to the ridge at roughly 12,700 where it started snowing quite heavily. Layered up and took the ridge to the last section of the climb, about 150ft of class III with some class IV moves to make the summit block. Waited for the snow to stop and then went for it. Extremely rewarding summit, fantastic views of the San Juans. Only one on the mountain that day (that I saw!).
Posted Sep 27, 2005 2:49 pm

JonBradfordRoute Climbed: South Ridge Via Cataract Gulch Date Climbed: August 19, 2001  Sucess!


This is one of my favorite summits of all time. The final summit ride is an incandescent ridgewalk across a floating skyway. Highly recomended. Climbed with Raymond dog at the end of a four mountains in three days type weekend.

Jon Bradford
Posted Oct 24, 2003 9:52 pm

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