Fun scramble, goes quite quickly. Not nearly as hard as some allude to. I read somewhere that someone called it one of the harder scrambles in Colorado. Hardly... Mostly Class 3 at most with minimal exposure. #27 of 31 in 10 days.
with Thirteen and Animas Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010
Climbed up (and I do mean up!) from camp in Ruby to a shelf below Thirteen, then went up Monitor, over Thirteen, and up Animas. Descended back down to the basin from here through a series of steep loose sketchy gullies that we were not always sure would get us out okay, but it worked and we still made the train (barely!).
climbed this via the NW ridge. More complex, loose and exposed than I thought. Very fun route with great views. You are smack dab in the middle of arguably one of the most dramatic basins in the Weminuche.