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Misanice summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2014

Misa

not too hard, but not really interested in repeating this one - did not like the bushwhack to gain the ridge, lots of talus.
Posted Jul 5, 2014 12:55 am

Liba Kopeckovanice hike with my son and Duchess  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2014

Liba Kopeckova

Nice hike from Sharktooth TH, an interesting bushwhack to gain the ridge, still good for Duchess - 14 year old dog.
Nice views and our first peak in La Plata range.
Posted Jun 30, 2014 12:54 am

Larry Vfields of columbines  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2013

Larry V

Never seen so many columbines in one place. One field in particular was covered purple. Columbines and other bright flowers bordered the dirt slides and made for a terrific experience. Acres and acres of unstable rocks on a very steep north slope. thanks to whoever forged a good path and put up the helpful cairns on the back side below the summit. All in all, a memorable climb and surprisingly fun climb despite having to crash thru the fallen timber and bushes below, and the steep talus slopes above.
Posted Jul 10, 2013 9:38 pm

Fletchunreal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2012

Fletch

want to go back soon...
Posted Dec 28, 2012 5:11 pm

LadyWawaBeautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2012

LadyWawa

Kind of confusing route up to the ridge, would have been better with a GPS. Lovely summit!
Posted Aug 23, 2012 3:06 pm

cherylbensonFirst Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010

cherylbenson

First summit. Great climb with Rob
Posted Jun 17, 2010 12:12 am

BigRobGetting back to my roots  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010

BigRob

Back on the first mountain I summited. There was enough snow to make for some good climbing.
Posted Jun 6, 2010 1:12 am

mirhashHesperus via Owens Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009

mirhash

Great climb! Weather wasn't too bad until we got back to the car. Lots of talus though.
Posted Oct 12, 2009 3:46 pm

mattpayne11Not sure of route, Lots of Talus  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2003

mattpayne11

W/ my girlfriend at the time, Alisa O'Riley
Posted Apr 27, 2009 11:39 pm

kavakFrom Sharkstooth TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

kavak

While visiting Mesa Verde National Park, we drove out to the trailhead for this peak. She hiked to the pass Sharkstooth Pass while I ventured up the slopes. It was steeper than it looked attaining the ridge. Beautiful weather all day.
Posted Dec 5, 2008 9:48 am

SarahThompsonFive Peak Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

SarahThompson

Climbed Hesperus via the standard route, then went on to Lavender, Moss, Centennial & Sharkstooth. Great area!
Posted Aug 25, 2008 12:19 pm

Clark_GriswoldPerfect day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008

Clark_Griswold

Just perfect conditions for climbing Hesperus. I made it to the top and found no storms and not even many clouds nearby. I could have stayed on top for hours, as it didn't seem to storm much that day. This was my 3rd sacred mountain to climb this summer.
Posted Aug 9, 2008 5:58 pm

BigRobClimbed chute SW of summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

BigRob

Beautiful climb. I can see Hesperus from my house and have finally climbed it. The weather was great until I regained West Mancos Trail. It hailed from there back. Total time 5.5 hours. Mosquitos were thick in timber around trail.
Posted Jun 30, 2008 11:42 pm

Kenneth.aloneMy first 13er!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1996

Kenneth.alone

Me and my Dad hiked this remote peak when i was 12 years old! Good times.
Posted Jan 5, 2008 9:09 pm

shknbkevia Sharkstooth TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

shknbke

climbed Hesperus along with Lavender via the traverse, not recommended unless you have a high tolerance for loose talus! I left the West Mancos trail a little too early in the dark and had to traverse across a rock glacier to the proper gully. Steep climb. Now somebody needs to figure out which is higher: Hesperus or Lavender?
Posted Jul 23, 2007 11:03 am

MasonMillerCloudy day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2004

MasonMiller

It was a cloudy day and spent most of the climb in the clouds. To cut a couple of hours off the approach... go right over the talis and make your way up the back slope. Great view at the top though, as always.
Posted Mar 23, 2007 2:11 am

JCantu1044Hesperus Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2006

JCantu1044

Jathan Cantu and buddy, Dan Spare, reached the summit in about 4 hours. Started out at Sharkstooth trailhead, but soon broke trail and headed up the grassy north side of the west ridge. We hiked down the scree/talus slope to make better time on the return. Great 13er! Columbines everywhere!
Posted Jul 3, 2006 9:43 pm

flyinghighpeteRoute Climbed: Sharkstooth trail head Date Climbed: October 12, 2003  Sucess!

flyinghighpete

Went in the middle of the night with headlamps and a GPS. Found lots of tallus
Posted Oct 14, 2005 4:44 pm

streeyyrHesperus Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 1999

streeyyr

A high mountain in the southwest corner of Colorado.
Posted Aug 4, 2005 8:17 pm

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