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SarahThompsonJuliet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008

SarahThompson

The guidebooks call this a moderate snow climb of around 40 degrees. We consistently measured 45+ on the upper portion, with a maximum of just over 50. Juliet seems to be a little steeper than usual this year. After the climb, we continued on to Jasper, UN 12660 & "Skyscraper Peak" before descending to our car shuttle vehicle at Hessie (started the hike at 4th of July). The trail back to Hessie resembled a creek more than a trail.
Posted Jun 8, 2008 4:34 pm

Dan LeonhardNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2007

Dan Leonhard

The rock quality is supurb on this mountain. I had a great time!
Posted Sep 17, 2007 3:46 pm

bigwillyneva  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

bigwilly

climbed it via the west ridge from columbine. Steep, but wonderful.
Posted Aug 11, 2007 8:28 pm

miztflipNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

miztflip

Nice short hike to the ridge. The climbing was short and sweet. I wish the actual climbing had been alot longer as it's only about 30 feet of class 4. Continued on to Jasper and down it's East Ridge
Posted Aug 5, 2007 8:17 pm

Foxy Long BottomsNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

Foxy Long Bottoms

Fun route.
Posted Aug 1, 2007 10:05 am

Mots0104th of July to Neva summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2007

Mots010

Beautiful day for my first trip to the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Was part of my CMC Basic Mountaineering School group outing. Climbed Juliet Couloir with fantastic firm snow which was great for the crampons. Our group decided to forgo Jasper Peak as the prospect of postholing on the bushwack descent did not sound appealing.
Posted Jun 3, 2007 8:20 pm

boisedocscenic area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1989

boisedoc

real nice area. Hiked in from the west
Posted Dec 19, 2006 6:01 am

WestEndAllStarRoute Climbed: 4th-of-July to North Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

WestEndAllStar

The north ridge of Neva is definitely a good climb. I found the climbing to be a good challenge, although we never clearly identified the 2 crux sections, at least as described in the Colorado Scrambles book. Overall, a fun, challenging climb.
Posted Aug 15, 2006 2:27 am

GahugafugaNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006

Gahugafuga

What a fun scramble. Some nice exposure and good rock the whole way. Descended the large gully south of Neva to the two unnamed lakes. A few glissades were found along the way, even at the end of July.
Posted Jul 24, 2006 2:21 pm

Mountain JimNortheast Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 1976

Mountain Jim

Nice steep snow climb.
Posted Apr 29, 2006 1:00 am

iceisniceRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: Jan '04  Sucess!

iceisnice

Great winter outing. 4th class, and if you are lucky....tons of wind. Pretty nice snowshoe in from the Grand County side.
Posted Oct 4, 2005 12:44 am

rockcairnRoute Climbed: NorthWest Ridge Date Climbed: August 21, 2005  Sucess!

rockcairn

Climbed from the Junco/Columbine lake TH. No snow but soggy/boggy conditions around Columbine Lake. With all the recent rain, the wildflowers were excellent.
Posted Aug 22, 2005 12:58 pm

ajdonnerRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: September 11, 2004  Sucess!

ajdonner

Good fun. Snow the previous week made sections near the top a bit annoying (icy). Descended into the basin to the south, X-country to the 4th of July Mine area. Fun scramble, beautiful hike out...
Posted Jul 9, 2005 12:06 am

edlinsRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!

edlins

Incredible scramble-fest! We started at the 4th of July TH, hiked to the North Ridge, scrambled to Neva, hiked to Jasper, scrambled Jasper's Northeast Ridge to Points 12068 and 12047, and glissaded down to the unnamed lake at 11550. We stuck very close to the ridge which made for many 4th - low 5th class sections. This is a great scramble route circling a beautiful basin with lots of time above or near 12000 feet.
Posted Jun 26, 2005 9:00 pm

ZekeRoute Climbed: Juliet Couloir Date Climbed: 1999  Sucess!

Zeke

Fun snow climb, but short
Posted Apr 13, 2005 12:48 am

Colorado SusanRoute Climbed: Desdemona Couloir up Neva, then traversed to Jasper Date Climbed: June 13, 2004  Sucess!

Colorado Susan

Start early if you do Neva and Jasper. Better safe than running from a storm.
Posted Mar 16, 2005 12:23 am

georgbetsyRoute Climbed: East of Juliet/Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: September 11, 2004  Sucess!

georgbetsy

We climbed Mount Neva today. Me, my wife, and a friend who does not have much mountaineering experience. Needless to say, we found out why Neva is not climbed by more people. It is a great climb and a beautiful mountain, but it is tough!!. We started from the Fourth of July trailhead. Our goal was to head to the basin from which the colouirs can be reached and choose between Phoebe, Desdemona, Juliet or the North Slopes. However, due to the snow last weekend, the conditions were rather icy and difficult (without gear). We did not like the scree on Phoebe. Desdemona and Juliet looked very icy, and the bottom of the North Slopes consisted of a thin layer of snow, that was laying on the ice covered rocks. We saw some old tracks going up slightly east of Juliet, going towards a faint ledge system that crosses the whole face (passes the top of Juliet) and reaches the summit ridge several hundred feet to the west of the summit.

We started to climb towards the ledge, but the slope became too steep/icy to tackle with plain hiking shoes, and we were forced approximately 50feet west, which lead us towards a break in the cliffs above.

We had to climb several 5.2-5.4 moves and finally reached the ledge that we were aiming for. To reach the summit was fairly easy from here.



On the way down we decided to take the Northwest Ridge (class 2). If I would have read the summit log earlier, I would have opted for the traverse to Mount Jasper.



-- Great climb, but be prepared.

However, I do not think that crampons would have helped us much. The ice on the rocks was barely a millimeter or so thick, not enough for crampons to hold well, but plenty to make an ascent with hiking boots tough.
Posted Sep 11, 2004 8:24 pm

bdewoodyRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: July 2 2004  Sucess!

bdewoody

Summited Mount Neva on an attempt to traverse the whole of Indian Peaks Wilderness.
Posted Jul 4, 2004 5:04 pm

ChrisRoute Climbed: Desdemona Couloir up Neva, then traversed to Jasper Date Climbed: June 13, 2004  Sucess!

Chris

We originally intended to climb Juliet Couloir, but it was melting out, and the cornice on Desdemona didn't look bad so we did it instead. Excellent moderate snow climb in a beautiful setting. The traverse to Jasper is easy, and worth doing while there.
Posted Jun 13, 2004 9:36 pm

Ryan KowalskiRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: June 23, 2002  Sucess!

Ryan Kowalski

This ridge is great! A beautiful approach hike as well. I loved the alpine forget-me-nots on the way up. I think this is one of my favorite all-time climbs. However, DO NOT descend the coulouirs unless you have the proper gear. A fit of insanity led us down a coulouri with CRAPPY snow conditions. A near-death experience for me and my partners.
Posted Apr 19, 2004 4:05 pm

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