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CWFryWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2014

CWFry

Climbed west ridge, from South Colony Trailhead. Nice climb.
Posted Aug 6, 2015 2:12 pm

wbassSouth Colony Big Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2014

wbass

Oh, to spend an entire day in the mountains! In spite of the distance and the vertical ascent to manage in a day, this one has it all.
Posted Jul 14, 2015 1:00 am

BradBartickEast ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015

BradBartick

With Michelle. We chose the East Ridge from Rainbow TH to avoid crowds and because it is shorter than WR by 3 miles. Getting on the ridge is straightforward. Follow the cairns to get on the ridge before the RB trail you are on takes you there. a climbers trail, easily followed, exists on the ridge proper. It dumps you out at a steep forested hillside. From there, do your best. We used game trails to switch it back until treeline. Once at treeline, it is a slog to gain a false summit at 13300 (don't hold me too that). Not too bad, just boring because the angle is pretty consistent. And the massive ridge you are on blocks the views until you pop out on top of the false summit and ridge up to the summit. The climb is really only visibly awesome from there on (with just 800 vert remaining). Summit ridge is fun. Basically, I am saying that the West Ridge by the lakes is likely way more scenic. We descended the ER due to wanting to avoid being annihilated by a system moving in. Enjoy!
Posted Jul 3, 2015 8:56 pm

HyadventureWent down Easy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2014

Hyadventure

The hike up to the ridge was a bit longer then I expected. Once I hit the ridge I got a bug up my butt and took off fast. Picked the harder (class 3) lines to make it more fun.
Posted Sep 2, 2014 9:27 pm

ericdScenic de Cristo   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2014

ericd

8.5hrs of incredibly scenic hiking on this longest-day-of-year! The rocky 4WD rough road to the trailhead doesn't represent the well-maintained trail up to summit!
Posted Jun 23, 2014 3:59 pm

MissHNothing humble about this one!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2014

MissH

So far the most beautiful CO 14er trail I have been on. Well maintained, wildflowers, gorgeous views, bluebird sky, gentle breeze, frisky marmots... Let summer begin! (and only a few boot-path laden snowpatches to get through)
Posted Jun 23, 2014 12:41 am

MadGrad96Humboldt  Sucess!

MadGrad96

Standard route
Posted Nov 1, 2013 10:37 pm

alpineairAwesome views!  Sucess!

alpineair

Nice hike in a beautiful setting.
Posted Oct 28, 2013 10:52 am

DanielLWindy sunrise climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2011

DanielL

Quick climb of Humboldt Peak before breakfast at Lower South Colony Lake, after climbing the Crestones the day before. Cold and windy but there was a great sunrise at the top!
Posted Oct 9, 2013 12:26 am

telemarkdudeWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2013

telemarkdude

Beautiful fall hike. Nice dusting of snow on the Crestones.
Posted Oct 6, 2013 9:57 pm

GarethWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2013

Gareth

Hiked to the top from camp at the lower lake in the dark. Watched the sunrise. Unfortunately, clouds ruined my hopes of catching the Crestones ablaze in alpenglow. I spent an hour and a half on the summit, and was completely alone.
Posted Sep 3, 2013 5:39 pm

morethanreal2nd 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2013
Hiked up to catch the sunrise on the summit. Beautiful view of the Crestones all lit up in orange and red.
Posted Sep 3, 2013 5:16 pm

pacojgarzadouble summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013

pacojgarza

Did Humboldt before sunset after climbing Crestone peak in the morning and later waiting out a few afternoon rain showers. It was peak #2 of 20 of my trip. Nice views of neighboring peaks.
Posted Aug 16, 2013 12:49 pm

astroclimberWarm dry day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2012

astroclimber

Warm dry day. Spent an hour on the summit, with Dave, Kat and Jermiah.
Posted Jul 6, 2013 9:24 pm

tjbst47windy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2011

tjbst47

It was really windy.
Posted Apr 11, 2013 9:34 pm

Bezoar GoatStill soaking wet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2013

Bezoar Goat

Standard Route. Great climb. Snowed 2' in 24 hours. Summitted in a whiteout & dug a cave at the lower lake to dry out. The log shows two guys coming up the SE ridge the day before. Met a few spring breakers on their way in, otherwise secluded. I love winter...
Posted Mar 11, 2013 7:13 pm

williama3Good Times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008
Bagged and tagged
Posted Feb 3, 2013 10:24 pm

skyward22W Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2012

skyward22

Some sleet and lightening in mid-summer, 3 hours from South Colony Lake with Dirk Summers and Faith Powell.
Posted Jan 15, 2013 3:09 am

FletchFelt so much better  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2012

Fletch

than the day before...
Posted Dec 28, 2012 4:39 pm

BergerStandard  Sucess!

Berger

With my daughter.
Posted Nov 4, 2012 7:40 pm

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