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Kevintheclimberspring climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2015


up the angel
Posted Nov 12, 2015 11:16 pm

HyadventureWet day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2015


It rained on us below 12k in both directions.
Posted Sep 11, 2015 5:46 pm

ajberryStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2015


With Megan Berry. And on to Tabeguache.
Posted Sep 6, 2015 1:07 pm

BradBartick2 hours car to summit.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2015


Speed was necessitated by encroaching bad weather.
Posted Sep 4, 2015 9:52 pm

schlegerStandard Route
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2015


Windy at the saddle.
Posted Jul 25, 2015 3:39 pm

OnagerSuccess  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2015


Wow, what a day. After attempting these two 14ers twice this year and failing both times, I came back today with a vengeance and soloed both mountains! My first summits this year! That makes 23 14ers climbed so far. It's been awhile since I've made a new ascent. Reminds me why I moved out here in the first place!

I set off from the Blank Gulch Trailhead around 05:45 AM with intentions of taking the East Slopes route up and over 14,229 ft. Mount Shavano. I arrived at treeline by 8:00 AM, only saw about 10 other climbers and some casual hikers along the way, but I sped past all of them. Once above the "Angel of Shavano" snowfield (Where I failed last time) I lost the trail for a bit and then picked it back up on Shavano's South Ridge. Boy, was it windy. My hat flew off my head a few times but I ran and was able to apprehend it without further incident. I am estimating wind gusts of about 60 mph, strong enough to knock me down a few times. I picked up the Shavano trail and made the summit around 10:00 AM. Pretty tired but confident, I then proceeded down to the col between Mount Shavano and 14,155 ft. Tabeguache Peak. The way down had no marked trail and was mostly a scramble in 60 mph winds. No one else attempted to go over to Tabeguache, just me for today. At least it was blue skies all day... I descended about 500 ft. down and made the mile journey over to Tabeguache. Once you start climbing down Shavano towards Tabeguache, it is a commitment. There is no escape or bail route. The only practical way back to safety is to re-summit Shavano. What a chore. I climbed up snow to the summit of Tabeguache and made the summit around 11:00 AM. Knowing I had to make it back over Shavano, I didn't stay long. I took out my ice ax and slid down the snow back to the col between the peaks. I regained Shavano by 12:15, drank all my water and made my way back down to treeline by 1:00 PM. From here, it was still a few miles back through the woods to the trail head with no water... I made it back to my vehicle around 2:30 PM.

All in all, two 14ers summited, 5,600 ft. of elevation gained over 11.25 miles in about 8 and 1/2 hours. Glad to be done with them.
Posted Jun 29, 2015 4:10 pm

Tom FralichAngel of Shavano, ski descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2015

Tom Fralich

Skied from the summit to just below tree line. A fantastic day.
Posted Jun 4, 2015 3:52 pm

rockymountain_guacSawatch Slog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2014
Fun Hike, met some fun people. Clouds started gathering so did not make the traverse to Tabeguache. Was pouring by the time I got back to the trailhead.
Posted Oct 22, 2014 8:21 pm

eferesenShavano  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2014


Made it to the top
Posted Aug 6, 2014 6:46 pm

Climbing JackWindy day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

Climbing Jack

From the east side.
Posted Jul 21, 2014 9:08 pm

TonkaA pleasant hike/climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2014


This was a very nice, scenic outing compared to the roads and boulder field of Princeton the day before. Thought weather might be moving in (Summit at 10:45) so we chose to just do Shavano and wisely because rain and hail hit by 1 p.m. and we were below 11k by than.
Posted Jul 10, 2014 8:32 pm

BradBartickGood hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2014


High winds on saddle. Weather head faked us so we opted against Tabaguache.
Posted Jun 18, 2014 11:45 am

astroclimberNo so Angelic Angel  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2014


A lot of snow this year made for post hole issues below treeline. Great company though, Jon and Jer.
Posted Apr 26, 2014 11:20 pm

BergerCold and Fun!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2013


With Rhett and Buster. Very Windy and freezing on top.
Posted Nov 5, 2013 12:20 pm

MadGrad96Shavano  Sucess!


Made our own route
Posted Nov 1, 2013 8:09 am

fox045Brutal wind  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2013


Cold, windy, and freezing fog. Camped at 10,800 summit the next morning, hoping for Tageguache too but Mother Nature said no. With Bryan and Buster.
Posted Oct 15, 2013 1:42 am

DanielLBeautiful fall hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2008


Climbed Shav and Tab in great fall conditions.
Posted Oct 5, 2013 3:18 pm

Bkoziol3Bagged and Tagged  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2013


Slogged up Shavano only to be turned away from Tabeguache because of weather.. Lookin to climb again in the spring via the Angel
Posted Sep 5, 2013 4:47 pm

telemarkdudeStandard Summer Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013


Very crowded. Should have done this is a Spring climb and done the angel instead.
Posted Aug 18, 2013 1:40 am

wbassTwice in a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013


The double summit was surely worth it to be able to climb Tabeguache.
Posted Jul 9, 2013 11:40 pm

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