I attempted this mountain when i was about 15. I did not make it to the peak. The climb got a little scary looking so I did not want to continue. This was the first mountain in colorado i attempted. We made it a 3 day backpacking trip. The first day up Cuba gulch, camped at 12,000 feet. The next day hiked half peak, then camped in Cataract Gulch. The last day down Cateract Gulch back to the vehicle.