Mount Hope Climber's Log
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|shknbke||Hopeful Couloir via Sheep Gulch |
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009
|Enjoyed a fine albeit windy day via the Hopeful Couloir. Luckily we were well sheltered from the wind in the couloir. It's a pretty mellow climb even via the most direct route. We veered left of the small cornice at the top. Slope angles were mostly low to mid 40's with the steepest at 47 degrees at the top. Windiest June day I have hiked in though!|
|Posted Jun 6, 2009 7:37 pm|
|tortoise||Hopeful Couloir via Willis Gulch |
Date Climbed: May 17, 2009
|Plenty of excellent snow in the couloir made for a great snow climb - my first attempt of the kind! Great conditions above the lake at 11,800 all the way to the top, but many huge deep snow drifts of wet, melting sugar snow covering the higher parts of the trail (~10,700 to the lake). It was a bit of a slog. |
Wanted to bag Quail too, but had to get back to town in good time. Rats! Glad to have the excuse to come back to this beautiful area, though.
crzyjt, I think we must have spotted your turns in the couloir!
|Posted May 18, 2009 12:41 pm|
|crzyjt||E ridge climb, NE couloir ski |
Date Climbed: May 9, 2009
|Climbed the E ridge from Little Willis Gulch and skied the NE couloir. This was a slog with the trail half-melted out lugging ski gear to the summit. Fun day. The couloir makes for a nice ski descent.|
|Posted May 9, 2009 11:19 pm|
|mattpayne11||FOGGY. Date Climbed: June 1, 1986 |
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1986
|I remember this climb like it was yesterday.|
When we reached the summit this insane fog moved in very fast and we had to leave the summit in a hurry.
|Posted Apr 27, 2009 2:16 am|
|MattK||From Sheep Gulch |
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2008
|Wife, dog and I. Climbed with Quail.|
|Posted Oct 20, 2008 8:39 am|
|astrobassman||Hopeful Couloir |
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008
|Great day on a moderate couloir. We exited to the left and the couloir was approximately 45 degrees.|
|Posted Jun 30, 2008 12:02 pm|
|Kiefer||via Sheep Gulch |
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008
|Just your standard Sawatch faire. The trail in to Hope Pass was outright beautiful!|
Headed over and hiked up Quail Mountain as well. The cabins at the top were a bit of a surprise!
|Posted Jun 30, 2008 2:22 am|
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008
|Great day, fun climb. We had the mountain to ourselves!|
|Posted Jun 24, 2008 1:23 am|
|SarahThompson||3x including Hopeful Couloir |
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2006
|10/8/06 - Sheep Gulch approach to East Ridge. The trail up Sheep Gulch is steep but very efficient. Climbed both Hope & Quail in crappy weather. No views to be had.|
6/6/09 - Sheep Gulch approach to Hopeful Couloir. Easy snow climb with great views. Very windy day.
3/12/16 - Winter ascent of standard Sheep Gulch route in late May-like conditions. There was avy debris everywhere in the upper part of the basin.
|Posted May 23, 2008 3:01 pm|
|MountainHikerCO||Sheep Gulch / Quail |
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 1995
|This was my first time climbing Hope. I climbed from the Sheep Gulch trailhead & also went over and got Quail on this trip. I climbed Hope again on 7-20-02 with MountainHikerette.|
|Posted Mar 11, 2008 10:36 pm|
|Eric Holle||East Ridge |
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007
|Ascended the amazing East Ridge from Sheep Gulch, didn't press on to Quail with worsening weather moving in. Can't wait to be back in that area.|
|Posted Aug 27, 2007 11:22 pm|
|RonHopson||Tour de Hope |
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007
|4 gals and 2 guys from the Summit Co Seniors ("Mtn Goats") climbed the east ridge from Willis Gulch Trailhead in 4 hours. We descended the NE ridge in 3. Awesome views, soft lower trail, fun scrambles on the east ridge.|
|Posted Aug 9, 2007 9:30 am|
|slowbutsteady||Brief summit stay |
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 1997
|Up the Sheep Gulch trail at 6:20am, on top at 11:50. The headwall at the end of the grassy approach had too much snow. I had to try several spots to find a way up the false summit. An approaching storm made stay on summit brief.|
|Posted Jul 27, 2007 3:43 pm|
|jrf||East Ridge |
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007
|Awesome mountain. Very steep hike with some loose talus for the last few hundred feet but very rewarding. The views of the surrounding peaks are fantastic. Took about 3.5 hours to reach the summit via the Sheep Gulch TH.|
|Posted Jun 25, 2007 5:19 pm|
|altitude14er||Route Climbed: N.East Ridge via Willis Gulch TH |
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2007
|A half mile below the lake at 11,780ft. and the trail dissappeared underneath the snow. Followed the creek to the lake & contemplated doing Hopeful Couloir, snow was too wet & soft so I opted for plan B - the N.East Ridge. A challenging 13er!|
|Posted Jun 3, 2007 12:39 pm|
Date Climbed: May 19, 2007
|Climbed with Shanahan96 and two of my friends from Crested Butte. Like Jamie said, great climb, great day. I have been eyeing this couloir for years and was glad to get it with good continuous snow!|
|Posted May 20, 2007 5:37 pm|
|shanahan96||hopeful couloir |
Date Climbed: May 19, 2007
|1/6/12- completed a winter climb of hope with aaron. hiked in from sheep gulch TH towards hope pass before veering west to gain the SE ridge @13,600'. a beautiful, bluebird day!|
5/19/07- nine people on a thirteener in one day? they must be gaining popularity!
climbed from sheep gulch(south) TH. it was a real steep, and much enjoyed, grunt from the start. glissaded from the pass to the base of the couloir. couloir was sweet! around 1200-1300' vertical and started around 35-38 degrees while getting progressively steeper the entire way. the last 150' was 47-48 degrees and topped out just below the summit.
got a couple good, fair-sized glissades off the southeast face, roughly 1300-1500' in all. nice way to get back to treeline!
can't wait to go back for quail in the fall.
|Posted May 20, 2007 1:11 pm|
|Brian Kalet||Hopeful Couloir |
Date Climbed: May 20, 2006
|Skied ~1' from the summit. En route to Quail Mountain|
|Posted May 22, 2006 2:56 pm|
|Matt Mahoney||Route Climbed: E ridge from Twin Lakes Date Climbed: June 26, 2005|
|The hardest part of the climb was crossing the river at Twin Lakes. It was about 100 ft. wide, 4 ft. deep, cold, and moving pretty fast. I avoided it on the return by going over the bridge at Parry campground.|
The ridge from Hope Pass has a lot of class 2+ loose rocks (one of which gashed my leg when it rolled out from under me). On the summit I was tempted to find an easier descent on the gentle grass slopes to the south to escape the cold and pellet snow. Don't do this. After descending several hundred feet I found myself surrounded by cliffs, cornices and nasty loose talus, and had to go back up to the ridge to retrace my ascent route.
|Posted Jun 28, 2005 8:29 pm|
|miztflip||Route Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: May 29, 2005|
|Great hike on mostly dry ground. Descended the East Ridge route under worsening weather and decided to forego Quail. Nice route.|
|Posted May 30, 2005 1:13 pm|