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scotthsugreat day w/friends  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009


did the "tour de hope," up the SE ridge and down the E ridge.
Posted Aug 19, 2009 10:13 pm

km_donovanSheep Gulch   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2009


Climbed the remaining snow south of the ridge. Short but sweet. I going to have to go back for the Hopeful Couloir.
Posted Jun 29, 2009 8:27 am

shknbkeHopeful Couloir via Sheep Gulch  Sucess!
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

tortoiseHopeful Couloir via Willis Gulch  Sucess!
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

crzyjtE ridge climb, NE couloir ski  Sucess!
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

mattpayne11FOGGY. Date Climbed: June 1, 1986  Sucess!
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

MattKFrom Sheep Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2008


Wife, dog and I. Climbed with Quail.
Posted Oct 20, 2008 8:39 am

astrobassmanHopeful Couloir  Sucess!
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

Kiefervia Sheep Gulch  Sucess!
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

heather14Hopeful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008


Great day, fun climb. We had the mountain to ourselves!
Posted Jun 24, 2008 1:23 am

SarahThompson3x including Hopeful Couloir  Sucess!
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

MountainHikerCOSheep Gulch / Quail  Sucess!
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 HolleEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Eric Holle

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

RonHopsonTour de Hope  Sucess!
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

slowbutsteadyBrief summit stay  Sucess!
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

jrfEast Ridge  Sucess!
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

altitude14erRoute Climbed: N.East Ridge via Willis Gulch TH  Sucess!
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

chicagotransplantHopeful  Sucess!
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

shanahan96hopeful couloir  Sucess!
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 KaletHopeful Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2006

Brian Kalet

Skied ~1' from the summit. En route to Quail Mountain
Posted May 22, 2006 2:56 pm

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