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wayneaflickRoute Climbed: American Basin Date Climbed: August 5, 1994  Sucess!


My son, Patrick, and I planned on doing Redcloud and Sunshine but when we woke up at the trailhead there were lots of people getting ready to climb. We decided to move up the road to American Basin and climb Handies to avoid the crowd. The climb went well except when we got to the summit, there were all those same people. They had used the Grizzly Gulch route. Guess I should have talked to someone before changing my mind. This has got to be the best viewing summit around.
Posted Jun 24, 2002 10:02 pm

Matt MahoneyRoute Climbed: Grouse - American Basin Date Climbed: July 13 2001  Sucess!

Matt Mahoney

Climbed 4 times during Hardrock 100 1998-2001 from Grouse - American Basin and Rocky Gulch - south ridge, also Grizzly Gulch while training in 1996, 1997.
Posted May 19, 2002 2:21 pm

ZekeRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: October 2001  Sucess!


Did late in the day, after doing the other two in the area
Posted Jan 16, 2002 7:57 am

steve simmonsRoute Climbed: 1 st time from the west, 2nd time approached the peak from the east Date Climbed: 2 times in july '98  Sucess!

steve simmons

1 time during training with some friends and then summated a few days later during an endurance event in july of '98, had to wait out intense storm just a few hundred feet below the summit.

Praise GOD!

Posted Jan 3, 2002 5:10 am

naderRoute Climbed: Grizzly Gulch Date Climbed: July 1998  Sucess!


Very Beautiful
Posted Dec 26, 2001 4:07 pm

Peter EliassenRoute Climbed: Grizzly Gulch Date Climbed: 7/24/01  Sucess!

Peter Eliassen

Amazing in late-July when the flowers and marmots are in full bloom...I probably saw twenty marmots running around me.
Posted Aug 16, 2001 11:41 am

miztflipRoute Climbed: American Basin Date Climbed: July 7, 2000  Sucess!


An easy stroll through a beautiful area. Highly recommended for first time 14er's.
Posted Aug 8, 2001 2:55 pm

kilimanjaro1Route Climbed: East slopes from Grizzly Gulch Trailhead Date Climbed: July 24, 2001  Sucess!


This is considered a "classic" approach because of its beauty. A bit longer than the approach from American Basin, but well worth it in my opinion. A very scenic approach as well as a superb summit view. You can't see a road or a city from the summit.... only mountains for 360 degrees.
Posted Jul 30, 2001 9:04 am

Jim ClarkeRoute Climbed: Grizzly Gulch Date Climbed: 7/14/00  Sucess!

Jim Clarke

Hiked in a heavy rain storm with high winds and hail up top...
Posted Jul 24, 2001 9:05 pm

climbcoloradoRoute Climbed: American Basin Route Date Climbed: 07/22/01  Sucess!


A easy hike but well worth it in July for the mountain flowers.
Posted Jul 22, 2001 6:55 pm

NateDawg57Route Climbed: Grizzly Gulch Date Climbed: 6/30/2001  Sucess!
I actually climbed Handies yesterday as I post this. There was still a lot of snow, so I think that made the hike more difficult than it would be normally. It was my first climb, and I had a bad headache afterward, but I did get a lot of cool pictures from the summit.
Posted Jul 1, 2001 9:00 pm

Steven CrossRoute Climbed: Grizzly Gulch Date Climbed: 1992 i think  Sucess!

Steven Cross

This was my first 14er and first time in Colorado. I was about 15.
Posted Mar 29, 2001 4:08 pm

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