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Ryan KowalskiRoute Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: June 13, 2003  Sucess!

Ryan Kowalski

Not too bad considering you're hiking on a road! After summiting this and Mount White a huge thundersnow storm hit. Never seen one before so that was kind of neat (except for the lightning)
Posted Apr 19, 2004 4:52 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: August 20, 2002  Sucess!


We cranked out this hike very quickly and encountered a brief snowstorm on the summit. A trip report is available here.
Posted Apr 12, 2004 12:10 pm

Larry VRoute Climbed: west slopes, from Baldwin Gulch Trailhead Date Climbed: August 1995  Sucess!

Larry V

Was one of only two solo climbs I have done. Windy and freezing cold - I did it fast. Hope to go back next month for some photos and additional first hand information to beef up the peak page.
Posted Apr 8, 2004 2:23 am

pphluxRoute Climbed: Baldwind Gulch Date Climbed: July, 1997  Sucess!


This was a while back, I was fifteen, and it was my first fourteener.

There is a reasonable account of this ascent here:


Recommended for an easy ascent. An SUV will get you

pretty close to the top.
Posted Mar 19, 2004 11:16 pm

sbkelleyRoute Climbed: Little Browns Creek Date Climbed: August 1996  Sucess!


This one was awhile ago - but it was my first Fourteener. Camped just below treeline and got Mount White as well, not to mention a few amazing quartz and smoky quartz crystals.
Posted Jan 23, 2004 4:11 pm

JonBradfordRoute Climbed: ouh standard route. you know. the one with the road. Date Climbed: October 22, 2000  Sucess!


Climbed with dogs Jax and Moses. Forgot my subglasses on a 6 am start. My retinas are still smarting.

Jon Bradford
Posted Oct 24, 2003 12:34 am

ColonelpyatRoute Climbed: Baldwin Gulch Date Climbed: August 18, 2003  Sucess!


I wasn't looking forward to this one but had a good time despite my misgivings. The weather was especially cooperative; the rain ended five minutes before we started, the clouds dispersed three minutes from the top, and we heard the first thunder from a new set of clouds as we were packing up. We saw a few 4x4 enthusiasts but no other hikers.
Posted Aug 19, 2003 11:52 pm

coloradoclimberRoute Climbed: Standard w/ N. Carbonate in 2002 Date Climbed: Summer 1998/2002  Sucess!


Awesome rock hounding on this peak. almost rolled my landcruiser driving down the switchbacks after picking up my sister!
Posted Jul 12, 2003 10:01 pm

big_gRoute Climbed: Baldwin Gulch - West slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2003


I parked below the switchbacks so I did not get the official 3,000 vertical feet but 2,200 isn't too bad either. Nice day, a few others on the route but not many. Not many offroaders either.
Posted Jul 11, 2003 6:54 pm

charmsRoute Climbed: Baldwin Gulch Date Climbed: June 21, 2003  Sucess!


I summited Antero after a wrong turn led me away from my goal of a northern climb of Tabeguache. I left the jeep trail and cut up the west ridge of Antero and got on the jeep trail that led to Mount White, believing that it would lead us over and down into Browns Creek. After discovering our error, and weighing in our tiredness from our previous days climb of the southeast ridge to Shavano we voted to climb Antero instead of climbing down to Browns Creek and heading up to Tabeguache. The easy switchbacks up Antero were much too inviting to turn down. I really enjoyed the climb.
Posted Jun 21, 2003 7:41 pm

GrantRoute Climbed: Baldwin Gultch - 9,420 - 16 miles rt Date Climbed: July 4, 2001  Sucess!


As I’m finding out with the Sawatch Range is that all of the trails always start out with quite a bit of elevation gain in a short distance. Antero is no different the beginning is steep and is also a 4-wheel drive road. In fact the road goes all the way to13,700 feet.

The road is pretty rough and steep for about the first 800 feet and this was probably was the hardest part of the day. The road levels out for the next two miles then I had to cross Baldwin Creek. After that the road has numerous switchbacks and at about 13,000 feet I hit Antero’s ridge. I left the road and started going up the ridge. At 13,700 feet I met the road again and that’s where the 4-wheel drive road ends. Finally I had to scramble past some interesting rocks and made the last 500-foot ascent to the summit, which was also pretty steep.
Antero was an easy hike just long, but it was also an entertaining hike. There is a lot more going on than just a bunch of hikers. They’re a lot of 4-wheel enthusiast and there were a lot of people digging for gems. Antero is famous for its gems. I don’t know what kind but It must be worth it for all those people to be digging for them. Antero also had some wonderful views, and it’s a very pretty mountain.

Posted Jan 20, 2003 9:37 am

mtnhiker13Route Climbed: Road Date Climbed: sometime 1992?  Sucess!


Well this was my first 14er and I had thought I might try to do them in alphabetical order.... :-)

It was a very long day hiking on the 4 wheel drive jeep road. About 500 feet from the top, one of my companions discovered that she had exercised induced asthma and stopped while the other two of us ran up to the summit. This was one hike where it felt good to finally be done! We went to a hot springs afterwards and just soaked for hours.
Posted Dec 27, 2002 8:18 am

HayesredRoute Climbed: Baldwin Gulch Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!
Nice beginner climb/Hike
Posted Oct 31, 2002 11:16 am

rmjwintersRoute Climbed: Baldwin Gulch Date Climbed: June 18 2002  Sucess!


Just glad to get this one done. 4x4 road all the way.
Posted Oct 6, 2002 6:31 pm

ctruscotRoute Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: October 31, 1999  Sucess!
Rough 4x4 road. Parked at the turn off for Baldwin Lake (I think it is called). Trail was much longer than what it said in my guide book. Not a very pretty mountain in my eyes but easy hiking.
Posted Jul 3, 2002 8:49 am

wayneaflickRoute Climbed: Road up Baldwin Gulch Date Climbed: July 18, 1995  Sucess!


I drove to the end of the road and hiked across the ridge. It was very easy but I'm 54 and overweight (I climbed the east summit of Mt. Harvard from Frenchmen Creek the day before). The view would have been grand but I was in a cloud when I was on the summit.
Posted Jun 17, 2002 7:11 pm

Matt MahoneyRoute Climbed: Baldwin Gulch road from Alpine Date Climbed: June 26 2000  Sucess!

Matt Mahoney

7 hour round trip including a 30 minute delay for a hailstorm. The next year I drove the 9 mile road in a rented jeep and camped at 13,700 ft. in better weather (30 minute walk to summit), still hard to sleep with the cold and altitude.
Posted May 19, 2002 2:33 pm

jeffnRoute Climbed: Unknown Date Climbed: July 97  Sucess!
First 14er.
Posted Apr 3, 2002 7:33 pm

ZekeRoute Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: October 1997  Sucess!


Very easy 14er, great first time.

make sure to stop at Bongo Billies for some pie after!
Posted Jan 16, 2002 7:33 am

steve simmonsRoute Climbed: approached mountain from the w south west Date Climbed: sept. '99  Sucess!

steve simmons

After a night of summating shavano and t2, then north carbonate, a 13 'er just west of antero, I approached from the west then climbed the actual peak along the standard route from the sw around 9:30 in the morning under good conditions, descended from there along the jeep trail north down baldwin gulch and on to grouse canyon along the western slopes of mt. princeton and summated princeton at nightfall.
Posted Jan 3, 2002 4:12 pm

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