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CharlesDRoute Climbed: South East Ridge, descent by East Slopes Date Climbed: October 10, 2004  Sucess!


Very direct, strenuous tallus climb with exciting exposure near the top. Not as bad as the North Ridge of Neva, but the crux notch is certainly greater than third class, especially with 8" of snow. Summit view is spectacular and well worth the effort. Great trip in fantastic fall weather.
Posted Oct 11, 2004 12:49 pm

dunking_deutschmanRoute Climbed: East Slopes Date Climbed: September 8, 2004  Sucess!


Spectacular views of Indian Peaks after the dusting of snow the previous weekend. The rugged mountains looked particularly dramatic.
Posted Sep 20, 2004 11:31 pm

kcmuleRoute Climbed: Brainard Lake Date Climbed: Wed Sept 1, 2004  Sucess!


No summit register and no USGS marker (that I could find) but the disappointment stops there. Awesome, swathing (is that a word?) view of pretty much all of southern RMNP plus Longs' south face, the Never Summer Range, Lake Granby, and the spiky northern Indian Peaks. This is a popular place, but patience rewarded me with some quality solo-summit time. Next time I bring a buddy and we try the Paiute-Audubon Traverse, it looks airy and exciting!
Posted Sep 1, 2004 8:50 pm

jeffgunRoute Climbed: East Slopes Date Climbed: August 22, 2004  Sucess!


Outstanding views of the Longs massif and the Apache massif. Went ahead and got the high point to the north while I was there, Roach's 'Notabon'.
Posted Aug 22, 2004 7:08 pm

georgbetsyRoute Climbed: East Slopes Date Climbed: August 13  Sucess!


Climbed Audubon as part of my own personal challenge to cover the whole ridge from Audubon, Paiute, Toll, Pawnee, and Little Pawnee in a day. Was a great trip (see my tripreport for more information). I covered every highpoint along the ridge and thus went up Mount "Notabon" (see Roach) as well as several smaller high-points along the way. -- Great views of Longs peak from the whole ridge!
Posted Aug 14, 2004 6:28 pm

colintRoute Climbed: Audubon trail Date Climbed: March 2004  Sucess!


Fun winter climb
Posted Aug 10, 2004 2:52 pm

myroneRoute Climbed: Mt Audubon Trail Date Climbed: Sunday July 18,2004  Sucess!


Started up at 7:50AM reached summit at 9:30, 4 people on top, Perfect weather, Spectacular views in all directions, beautiful wildflowers. Stayed 20 mins, back down to trailhead by 11:30, lots of people coming up. Great morning! My first alpine summit, sweet!!
Posted Jul 21, 2004 2:16 pm

jmcguire465zRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: 4/2/2004  Sucess!
Good times!!
Posted Jul 20, 2004 4:58 pm

shannarae2kRoute Climbed: South East Ridge Date Climbed: July 10, 2004  Sucess!


Very fun class 3 ridge climb. Beautiful area!
Posted Jul 12, 2004 9:54 am

f360driverRoute Climbed: Class 3 in Roaches book Date Climbed: 7/31/03  Sucess!


Good climb
Posted Apr 14, 2004 6:33 pm

rmuirRoute Climbed: Mt. Audubon Trail Date Climbed: July 10, 1995  Sucess!


What a great hike. Camped on the mountainside in a snow bank. Great Views.
Posted Apr 13, 2004 1:53 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: Mount Audubon Trail Date Climbed: July 4, 2001  Sucess!


My first alpine summit! It hurt, but we had been hiking in the Flatirons in previous weeks, so we were somewhat prepared.... I look back at pictures and wince at the clothes I was wearing! Ouch!
Posted Apr 8, 2004 1:40 pm

hgrapidRoute Climbed: Blue Lake Loop Date Climbed: August, 2002  Sucess!


Climbed this mountain with the Boulder Mountain Club. They paced too slow for my taste. Bunch of slackers! At least there is class 2 stuff towards the summit. I liked the prayer flags at the top, giving it a nice Himalayan feel.
Posted Mar 25, 2004 10:14 pm

pphluxRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: February, 2002  Sucess!


Very cold two night solo camping trip.

There are quite a few photos available here:


I had a few days free, and for some reason chose to spend them freezing my butt off alone in the snow... I took three days and two nights to summit Mt. Audubon(13,224 ft) alone. The trip was great, except I forgot to bring sunscreen and my sleeping pad. I had to use branches from nearby trees for insulation!

The climb itself went well. I started out early, hoping for the good weather to hold. Although it was extremely windy, I managed to make the summit by noon. At the summit, I was sure I was about to be blown off the mountain. Seven hours later, I returned to camp for a much needed nap.
Posted Mar 19, 2004 11:40 pm

granddeityRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!
Nice hike, pretty mountain.
Posted Feb 12, 2004 3:58 am

phillinleyRoute Climbed: Blue Lake Loop Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2003  Sucess!


Great warm up climb for a fourteener. This hike gave me a good scouting report on the iced up south slopes of Long's Peak.
Posted Jan 29, 2004 1:52 am

bdewoodyRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!


A good short day hike.
Posted Dec 3, 2003 6:47 pm

JonBradfordRoute Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: July 14, 2002  Sucess!


A nice summit. Combined well with Paiute Peak. My dog Sopris was along with me on this traverse.

I had previously attemted Mount Audubon in Febuary of 2001. I got caught in a little blizzard on that try and turned around some 300 feet feom the summit (above the head of the eastern cirque).

Jon Bradford
Posted Nov 5, 2003 11:51 pm

jrfRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: Sept 2nd, 2002  Sucess!


Really nice day hike with fantastic views of the surrounding peaks. The mountain by itself doesn't have much going for it but the views around it are incredible.

Be prepared for wind on this peak. There must have a steady 30mph wind going when I got to the summit and it seems like every time I'm in the area the wind is blowing hard.
Posted Oct 5, 2003 8:32 pm

Jim ClarkeRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July 19 2001  Sucess!

Jim Clarke

Fun day hike or even better early season ski tour.
Posted Oct 2, 2003 10:19 am

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