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boisedocnice day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2017


nice hike up Sheep Gulch and east ridge with my buddy Scott. The trail is steep of course but in great shape (fairly heavily trafficked as it is part of the Colorado Trail and Continental divide trail; and also likely people getting ready for the Leadville 100). The summit and view is above average for the Sawatch. Going much earlier in the year up the east ridge would likely lead to a steep snowfield to negotiate but for the rest of this year, there is no need for an ice axe
Posted Jul 10, 2017 1:15 am

rmjwintersVia Sheep Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2016


Beautiful Day
Posted Jun 24, 2016 11:09 pm

seanoSheep Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2016


Snowshoe suffer-fest in a whiteout. This is a good peak to do on a bad weather day, since it's hard to get lost or turned around. Still, it would have been nice to have a bit more of a view.
Posted May 9, 2016 3:30 pm

Liba Kopeckovanice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2014

Liba Kopeckova

Nice hike with Duchess from Sheep Gulch, some snow, nice weather.
Posted Nov 5, 2014 10:35 pm

displacedchzheadStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2014


From Sheep Gulch TH. Pleasantly surprised there were still quite a few perfect, dew covered columbine just below treeline in the boulders, and got some great pics. Beautiful views from the summit. When I got back down to Hope Pass, was greeted by a bunch of colored flags...but not for me. They were put up by the Leadville 100 volunteers for the weekend race. Great day in the Sawatch Range!
Posted Aug 17, 2014 7:01 pm

Sarah SimonEast Ridge from Sheep Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

Sarah Simon

I was flattened by the flu earlier in the week and needed a relatively easy outing - Mt Hope fit the bill perfectly! The snowpitch below the summit is still there - though probably not for long - and required an ax. The snow was deep and suncupped. Views from the top of this peak are simply amazing. Storm clouds suggested we skip Quail and just hike that one with the dogs next time. Climbed up with a juvenile male goat following us and taking quite an interest in us. Drinks and dinner at Eddy Line afterwards. With Mike.
Posted Jun 22, 2014 12:17 pm

telemarkdudeEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2013


Fun scramble if you stay close to the ridge crest. Did this with Quail Mountain.
Posted Sep 9, 2013 5:06 pm

rockymountaindivaGood trail but didn't get Quail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2011


Wanted to do Quail also but weather moved in.
Posted Jul 26, 2013 4:46 pm

Foxy Long BottomsCouloir via Willis  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2013

Foxy Long Bottoms

Ascended the couloir via Willis. The snow was in good shape even though the couloir is receding from the bottom. We climbed up 1/4 way up when thunder snow came in. After hunkering down the skies cleared for a brief period and we were able to summit. We descended via the north ridge on game trails back to Willis.
Posted Jun 17, 2013 11:42 am

strudolyubovSheep Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2012


Climb via East Ridge route from Sheep Gulch in winter conditions. Descended SE Ridge route. Nice hike.
Posted Nov 18, 2012 2:06 pm

ajberryOuch. Fracture!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010


Up from the Willis Gulch TH, via the NE ridge, with Megan and Katie, both 13. A nice day. En route down, though, Katie fractured her ankle. Fortunately we were already on the trail. She didn't really know what happened; she didn't even fall over, but just caught her foot wrong some way. So much for the high end ankle-protecting hiking boots I'd bought her in Denver a couple of days earlier... I didn't know at the time that the bone was damaged, but it was absolutely clear that she wouldn't be able to walk off the mountain. Fortunately, we were only ~ 2 mi from the TH -- all downhill -- and on a major trail, so it wasn't too hard to carry her out (95lbs). Definitely fortunate that this didn't happen higher on the hill. I assumed soft tissue damage, but we went anyway to the ER at Aspen Hosp to check out the injury: fracture. Ouch.
Posted Oct 27, 2012 1:35 pm

milanHopeful culoir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2012
Awesome climb through Hopeful Culoir.
Posted Oct 24, 2012 4:47 pm

pacojgarzaEasy day.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012


Nice hike and final scramble via the east ridge to summit Hope on a pleasant sunny day. Had the summit all to myself, with great views to the south and west. I took the SE ridge on the descent. This was peak #7 on my 13 day trip.
Posted Sep 1, 2012 9:07 pm

KieferCouloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2012


Second time up Hope. Climbed the Hopeful Couloir with Britt Jones. Fantastic day!
Posted May 1, 2012 12:53 am

Matt LemkeGreat Winter day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2012

Matt Lemke

Did the E ridge today of Hope and loved the great winter day.
Posted Jan 10, 2012 8:41 pm

redsplashman23Mt. Hope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011


Hiked from Sheep Gulch. Great peak. 4,073 feet elevation gain over 3.39 miles. Not long on the summit saw lightning to the north. Started heading down from the summit.
Posted Aug 27, 2011 10:51 pm

sevenviiHope via Hopeful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011


Climbed via the hopeful couloir. Great day, great snow conditions. We descended via the SE ridge route, my only regret of the day. The route will entice you from the top with her grassy slopes, but under her skirt its a steep and rotten ride. Have not done the East ridge, but I would guess it has to be the better option :)
Posted Jul 12, 2011 1:16 pm

REMHope "Pass"
Soloed up to the Pass too late in the day, post holing to the crotch...
Posted Jun 25, 2011 10:32 pm

theREALCarpeDMSheep Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2011


Still lots of snow! Hot down below on the return.
Posted Jun 5, 2011 12:26 am

SenadRSoutheast Ridge  Sucess!


Great snow climb, beautiful day!
Posted May 8, 2011 3:58 pm

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