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Lime Creek Peaks
A nice lineup of 12ers in the Holy Cross Wilderness. Lime Creek and the aptly named Strawberry Lake are below. Avalanche Peak is on the right and is the only named peak in the group. These are among the best and possibly least climbed peaks of the Sawatch. 7-24-2006.

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KaneAnother great shot.

Kane

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The beauty on the left with the snow couloirs that form a cross is called UN12,977, a ranked twlever that goes by the cool name "Hammer Peak." To the right of Hammer is a ranked twelver called UN12,973. The bad ass looking peak in the center is the ranked 12,980.

Jim, I'm up for a ridge run like that one. Looks alot like the Gore's.
Posted Jan 27, 2007 3:49 am

ColonelpyatRe: Another great shot.

Colonelpyat

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Thanks Kane. I bet we could get that ridge done from a camp at Fairview or Strawberry Lake. Also worth looking at is twisting ridge that drops from 12,980 to the lake.
Posted Jan 27, 2007 9:36 am

KaneRe: Another great shot.

Kane

Voted 10/10

Holy crap. I didn't even notice that twisty ridge! Looks impressive. I'll mark this one down on the list attached to my wall of maps.

What time of year did you shoot this photo? Seems there may be some managable snow couloirs that could aid in gaining the ridge from down in there.
Posted Jan 27, 2007 4:13 pm

ColonelpyatRe: Another great shot.

Colonelpyat

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This was the last week in July. The snow idea is good because the talus back there is bad and the fourth class willows are worse. The downside is that Lime Creek is one of the worst swamps I've seen and if there's much snow melting going on it's going to be real messy getting around. There might be some big cornice complications too.
Posted Feb 6, 2007 12:21 pm

JonBradfordThanks for submitting this photo.

JonBradford

Voted 10/10

It is beautiful and inspirational Jim.
Posted Sep 2, 2010 9:43 pm

JHH60Hammer and Sickle

JHH60

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As a teen 35 years ago, in a Colorado Outward Bound class, I climbed a nearly 13K' peak in the Holy Cross Wilderness that the instructors called "Hammer Peak" and which looks like UN12,977. The COBS classes in the Sawatch range made this area a standard part of their curriculum back in the late 70s. There was a curving ridge nearby which they called "Sickle Ridge," and which looks like the one from UN12,980, but I can't remember if we climbed it. I wasn't used to alpine starts at the time and I remember the Hammer climb as cold and exposed! I'd love to go back and climb it again...
Posted Nov 5, 2012 5:49 pm

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ColonelpyatSubmitted by Colonelpyat
on Jan 25, 2007 9:43 am

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