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utahjimkmy own way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015


from W & J trailhead, I walked trail 716 north past Leon Peak Reservoir. The trail became increasingly faint, and I ended up at largest of Finney Cuts lakes. I headed south (up) from there, up a wooded draw into a sea of rock, where I saw the peak above my right shoulder. Descended the way I should have come up. My first Colorado peak!
Posted Jul 5, 2015 6:47 pm

dakotaconcreteNo Shortage of Rock!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2014


First off, the ascent is by no means a walk-up, it's a scramble. Second, the trail to reach Leon branches off the main trail just after the creek crossing (often dry) at the corner of Sissy Lake/Leon Peak Reservoir, it is very easy to miss.

Successful summit with Chip and Steph. Great weather, tedious rock-hopping, but overall good experience. Glad to have finally made it up there!
Posted Sep 20, 2014 11:43 pm

Trailboss88south slopes route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012


Fun hike, but missed the climber's trail on the ridge on the way up and had to bushwhack up to it. Followed it on the way down to connect to the sissy lake trail. View was pretty good despite the smoke.
Posted Aug 26, 2012 4:00 pm

CSUMarmotWith 10855  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2011


Lots of mosquitoes, the volcanic rock is an interesting change from the granite mountains in my area. Cool lookout, 4 benchmarks
Posted Jul 14, 2011 6:23 pm

kavakSouth Slopes Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2002


This was my first time up on Grand Mesa after being in Colorado for 22 years. I meandered up through some trees and came to the boulders. A short but tedious scramble brought me to the top. Interesting group of names in the register.
Posted Sep 25, 2008 9:49 am

shknbke#63  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007


I finally got out to do this very remote county highpoint. We combined it with nearby 10855 and Crag Crest to make a nice tour of Grand Mesa.
Posted Jun 22, 2007 2:09 pm

Larry VInteresting  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

Larry V

Route is easy to follow. Surprisingly no trees for most of the route, due to fields of volcanic boulders. Interesting, and very fun.
Posted Oct 5, 2006 3:47 am

royswkrWander cross-country to old lookout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 1993
Posted Sep 25, 2006 6:08 pm

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