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MountainHikerCOwith Niagara  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2014

MountainHikerCO

With Niagara from Burns Gulch: http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=15079
Posted Jul 7, 2014 6:53 pm

wbassNiagara Falls  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2013

wbass

Well Jones is clearly easier than its companion, and the views (particularly of Niagara, Handies, Uncompahgre, Sneffels, the Horn ...) are outstanding. I would like to come back one day via the Snare Gulch basin. It's a peak to appreciate again and again.
Posted Sep 3, 2013 12:29 pm

rockymountaindivaAnother marmot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009

rockymountaindiva

Got a stowaway marmot who rode all the way back to Denver with me and chewed up the rubber seal on the bottom of my garage door.
Posted Jul 26, 2013 5:34 pm

colintWith American and Niagara  Sucess!

colint

Fun 3 mountain scramble with beautiful meadows below.
Posted Jan 20, 2013 3:33 pm

Liba Kopeckovawest slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2012

Liba Kopeckova

Came via Burns Gulch, ascended western slopes, descended southern slopes to the col between Jones and Niagara, and continue onto Niagara peak. Duchess did great.
Posted Sep 22, 2012 5:36 pm

spoliquinVia Burns Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012
With Niagara and American. Beautiful views but the climb is not all that exciting.
Posted Jun 24, 2012 9:07 pm

Matt LemkeWith American and Niagara  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2012

Matt Lemke

Great morning in the San Juans! Approached from the Burns Gulch TH
Posted Jun 13, 2012 6:43 pm

strudolyubovFrom American  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2012

strudolyubov

Traversed from American. Beautiful weather, great summit views!
Posted Jun 11, 2012 4:48 pm

sbkelleyTraverse from Niagara  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2012

sbkelley

After the snow climb of Niagara, it was nice to have an easy stroll over to Jones. The use trail was almost completely clear all the way from the saddle to the summit. No wind, clear skies, and a warm morning.
Posted May 22, 2012 5:59 pm

theREALCarpeDMfrom upper Burns Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

theREALCarpeDM

Didn't want to chance my low-clearance 2wd car past Eureka a month ago, so on a return visit I rented a Jeep. Since I was paying through the nose, I figured I'd get the most I could out of it and drove up to 11,700 feet in Burns Gulch. From there, went up Niagara and then Jones. I felt like I was cheating, but I'm counting the peaks anyway. Once on Jones, the traverse to American didn't look fun (especially having my dog with me), so I just headed back. This approach is not very scenic, but the views from both peaks are spectacular! Some of the best ever! I had been on the nearby 14ers, but hadn't ever noticed Wham Ridge from them. From Jones/Niagara, I couldn't take my eyes off of it! Nice views of Half, Wetterhorn, Uncompahgre, Sneffels, Teakettle, Potosi, Rio Grande Pyramid, and many more.
Posted Sep 5, 2011 6:10 pm

csmcgranahanBurns Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

csmcgranahan

Summited along with Niagara Peak from Burns Gulch. Still lots of remnant snow. Amazing views in all directions.
Posted Jul 17, 2011 12:09 am

shanahan96running the gaunlet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2011

shanahan96

hiked jones via scree patches on the southwest face from burns gulch. we lucked out grabbing the summit during a special, stable winter peroid as the canyon north of eureka is a major avalanche trap. we encountered no such activity and found any evidence something threatening on its way. burns gulch was better, but not a place i'd prefer to wander outside of certain winter windows. on the descent, sluffs were visible and we were pleased to see them.

overall, a great experience, one i was glad to take part in. half peak from the summit is an incredible sight!

jamie
Posted Mar 15, 2011 10:31 pm

gremlinmarmot  Sucess!

gremlin

got a furry stowaway in the engine back to durango
Posted Jul 6, 2010 5:14 pm

miztflipTrio  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2010

miztflip

From Lower Burns TH. Climbed Niagra to Jones then to American. Part of a 4 day 17 Peak trip.
Posted Jun 23, 2010 12:43 pm

dakotaconcreteBurns Gulch Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

dakotaconcrete

Pretty straight forward climb. Followed 4X4 road to saddle between niagara and jones. The rest followed a well worn footpath. One note, I witnessed two white dog-like animals on the opposing valley wall while making the approach, not sure what they were as I've never seen white coyotes, my first instinct was mountain goats but a closer look definitely eliminated that guess.
Posted Jun 20, 2010 8:58 pm

BigRobClimbed NE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2009

BigRob

I went up the northern fork of Burns Gulch to American Peak. There was significant snow in Burns Gulch. After Jones/American saddle not much snow on American. I crossed Snare Gulch from American and climbed up NE ridge route of Jones. Returned to vehicle via Jones West ridge into Burns Gulch.
Posted Nov 7, 2009 11:15 pm

shknbkeFrom American Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

shknbke

Hiked Jones along with American and Niagara from American Basin. Climbed Independence Couloir on American, then traversed via the n.e. ridge.
Posted Jul 15, 2009 10:11 pm

altitude14erRoute Climbed: South Ridge (after climbing Niagara Peak 1st)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2009

altitude14er

A nice walk-up...the views are extroardinary and compensate for the lack of climbing challenges...a nice centralized perch in the San Juans of Colorado!
Posted Jun 27, 2009 1:50 am

SarahThompsonWith American & Niagara from American Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

SarahThompson

Climbed American, Jones & Niagara solo from American Basin while my friend climbed Handies. Jones was a special peak for me - my 100th Colorado 13er! I recommend using Burns Gulch to collect these 3 peaks unless you've got some other reason to be in American Basin like I did. The climb from the basin up to American is a nasty scree nighmare when dry, but its doable.
Posted May 23, 2008 3:48 pm

chicagotransplantAmerican Pie  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007

chicagotransplant

Traversed over from American on the way to Niagara, basically followed Gerry Roach's "American Pie" route from his 13ers book.

Surprisingly not much snow on the south sides of these peaks, almost no need for gaitors even!
Posted Oct 28, 2007 10:54 pm

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