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Alex WoodAmerican Basin Adventure  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2012

Alex Wood

Left Flagstaff at 6pm to do this. We got into Silverton around 1:45am Colorado time. We went up the wrong 110 due to a lack of map and went up to Hurricane Pass (yikes!!). Finally got up to Cinnamon Pass and to the American Basin TH by 4:15am and then just decided to go for the summit at that point. Got to the top by 6:30am and took a nap with sleeping bags in the grassy summit till 10am. The road to American Basin from Silverton is gnarly and require 4wd. We used it mulitple times. Pretty area!
Posted Aug 12, 2012 1:59 am

HyadventureTriumph at Last..   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012


After being turned away last year by lightening at 13,600' I was anxious to conquer this litte bitch.. Via GG
Posted Jul 18, 2012 10:36 pm

Matt LemkeFrom Grizzly Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2012

Matt Lemke

Beautiful afternoon hike. I started at 2pm and had the summit all to myself with gorgeous clouds, lighting and conditions.
Posted Jun 15, 2012 12:02 pm

alpine345with Becky  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 1993


Standard route from Amer. Basin
Posted May 17, 2012 5:21 pm

vsand55Easy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011


Hiked up with Sean and Johnny.
Posted May 11, 2012 9:24 am

letourneau41Handies  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2000
1st 14er
Posted May 8, 2012 1:48 pm

billscherzSpring Skiing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2012


Approached from Grouse Gulch. Got a summit ski descent all the way back to the truck.
Posted Apr 26, 2012 8:55 am

Trailboss88via American Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011


After making it to the creek crossing near the TH with some careful driving in my compact, I hiked up the easy trail to the summit. A cold storm was approaching from the south and I got snowed on about halfway down. Saw ptarmigan along the trail.
Posted Feb 27, 2012 4:49 pm

SarahThompson4x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2005


7/3/05 - East Ridge from Grizzly Gulch

11/3/07 - From Boulder Gulch. Climbed with two neighboring 13ers to the east (13,795 and "Campbell Creek Peak").

12/29/11 - Winter ascent of south ridge via Boulder Gulch from Cataract Gulch TH (winter closure).

1/24/15 - Winter ascent up Boulder Gulch again, this time via east ridge in slightly drier conditions. Traversed to UN 13,795 afterwards.
Posted Jan 2, 2012 9:45 pm

xpdaHandies  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2011


Posted Oct 29, 2011 1:04 pm

Ted EliasonVery scenic summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

Ted Eliason

Follow up after an Uncompahgre repeat. An easily obtained summit in good conditions with spectacular views of the grenadiers to the south.
Posted Oct 13, 2011 7:37 pm

Timothy PearlFirst SJ 14er.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

Timothy Pearl

Perfect morning outing up Grizzly side. Wildflowers going off! With Eric n Lily.
Posted Aug 8, 2011 11:22 am

zoomlocodirect  Sucess!


with philmont kids in 2002, we went straight up from the parking lot, probably class 2...san juans, the most beautiful CO range. would like to tag it again on the hardrock 100 soon...
Posted Jul 16, 2011 5:25 pm

REMFrom American Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 1981


Climbed with my Father
Posted Jun 6, 2011 10:40 pm

Jeremy HakesGreat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2002

Jeremy Hakes

One of my favorites.
Posted Apr 23, 2011 4:41 pm

jdzahariaAmerican Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006


Fun hike. Two guys enjoying Coors Original at the summit helped us point out other familiar 14ers. Didn't stay too long, as thunderstorms loomed.
Posted Apr 19, 2011 11:42 am

metal4lyfWith Sunshine and Redcloud  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010


This was a nice easy hike from American Basin. Surprised at all the snow in September.
Posted Feb 18, 2011 1:20 am

JohnnyCOBeautiful Hike!  Sucess!


Just a great all around hike/climb. Views were exceptional.
Posted Feb 7, 2011 7:48 pm

mattpayne11From American Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010


Awesome father's day jaunt with the old man.

Posted Feb 4, 2011 12:58 pm

centrifugeAmerican basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009


with wild flowers everywhere
Posted Jan 13, 2011 12:24 am

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