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Sarah SimonSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Sarah Simon

Fantastic day. Other peaks (e.g. Quandary, North Star) were socked in with weather, but a hole in the clouds above Silverheels allowed sunlight to shine upon us. Relaxing lunch and sunbathe at summit. Climbing Partners: Maryann & Janet plus two strangers from New Mexico. No one else anywhere near the mountain.
Posted Aug 5, 2007 9:59 pm

csmcgranahanSouth Ridge solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007


Was planning on starting at the standard trailhead to get the extra miles in but Beaver Creek was a little to deep for me to feel comfortable crossing in 35 degree temps at 6:00am. Took the jeep across the creek and up to the 4WD TH. Saw the huge Elk heard that is in the area several times on the ascent and descent - close to 100 animals with a lot of calves - a good sign! FYI - The entire South Ridge route is now clear of snow.
Posted Jun 23, 2007 4:19 pm

altitude14erRoute Climbed: Hoosier Pass/Hoosier Ridge/North Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2007


By staying on the ridge top the entire day I was able to get plenty of altitude and stray away from the avalanche cornices on Hoosier Ridges south slopes. Great solo day. Conditions are great on Hoosier Ridge. Snowshoes needed to treeline.
Posted Mar 18, 2007 9:14 pm

Larry VHoosier Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2006

Larry V

Long day in the snow, fierce wind, and cold. Great views of the peaks in the Mosquito Range.
Posted Dec 24, 2006 9:13 pm

Eric HolleRoute Climbed: Scott Gulch Date Climbed: November 22, 2006

Eric Holle

Nice solo hike. Took a nap on the summit on a beautiful November day!
Posted Nov 24, 2006 6:14 pm

JFieldsVia East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 1997


Camped at tree line and summited the next day. Got hailed on. ~1" of hail all over the place.
Posted Oct 5, 2006 12:52 am

Brian KaletSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2006

Brian Kalet

From PT 12282 and Palmer Peak. 3:35 roundtrip.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 4:15 pm

KieferSouth ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2006


My God! The wind was just absolutely terrible! One of the worst "wind days" I've ever had. Good views of South Park & Fairplay.
Posted Jun 16, 2006 6:29 pm

markhyamsSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2004


Lovely hike. Nothing much else to say about this one.
Posted Mar 3, 2006 4:40 pm

chicagotransplantRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: October 2, 2004  Sucess!


A herd of 20+ elk crossed 300 yards in front of me!
Posted Jan 9, 2006 8:57 pm

crzyjtRoute Climbed: Hoosier Pass/Hoosier Ridge/North Spur Date Climbed: January 6, 2005  Sucess!


Started out from Hoosier Pass at 8:30 (later than originally intended), then snowshoed up to the ridge and around to the north spur, climbed it to the summit ridge in probably 50 mph winds. Leaning into them, they held us up from falling. Then we descended the NW ridge, climbed over heartbreak hill and back up onto Hoosier Ridge, descending back to the pass, getting to the car about 5pm. Took a little longer than I thought it would, but I had a great time on this winter hike.
Posted Jan 8, 2006 8:28 pm

ScottRoute Climbed: see below Date Climbed: December 10, 2005  Sucess!


Camped at Hoosier Pass at -14F. Climbed with SP member Cgueck via the Hoosier Ridge/North Face Spur. Lots of extra elevation gain, but pretty good snow conditions. We descended the NW ridge and then climbed Heartbreak Hill. Since climbing back up to the ridge would cause us an extra 600 feet of elevation gain and since we just climb Heartbreak Hill, I thought it would be a good idea to make a beeline to Hoosier Pass and cross the basin. Big mistake. We should have climbed back up to the ridge, and I was pretty dumb for suggesting the other route. We had also ditched our snowshoes after the first 30 minutes of the climb in the morning, so we didn't have them. That route sucked, and we got back to the vehicles two hours past the time it got dark and we were both exhausted. I was also sore from the "incident" on North Star the day before. Cold and windy, but not as bad as the day before on North Star.
Posted Dec 12, 2005 10:27 am

WillyheadRoute Climbed: Beaver Ridge (from Hwy 9 pseudo-TH) Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!
Silverheels is a great hike with absolutely none of the crowds you'll find across the valley. The views are amazing.

Got a couple cool pics at the summit with Pacific Peak in the background. Hope I can find 'em...

Posted Oct 13, 2005 12:30 am

Ed FRoute Climbed: Beaver Ridge Date Climbed: 9-8-05  Sucess!

Ed F

Nice morning. Snuck in a quick climb before the weather hit.
Posted Sep 8, 2005 4:26 pm

Old IckabodRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: 7-4-05  Sucess!

Old Ickabod

Silverheels is such a cool mountain! The summit was great and the views were great too. My wife and I had clear skies and heavy wind, but it was a great 4th of July. I've done the East Ridge in the Winter and highly recommend it! Look for moose in the lower elevations below Little Baldy!
Posted Jul 11, 2005 12:20 am

RyanSRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: June 5, 2005  Sucess!


Followed the East Ridge route up from Tarryall Creek via the Gold Dust Trail and the road that leads to the Silverheels/Little Baldy saddle. This route was virtually snow-free. A trip report is available here.
Posted Jun 8, 2005 2:45 pm

mdavenport2Route Climbed: Scott Gulch Date Climbed: May 15, 2005  Sucess!


Nice Spring day. Snow was firm in the morning but very soft in the afternoon. Windy on top but not too cold. Heartbreak hill is well named and then you get to posthole though the gully all the way back to the car!
Posted May 16, 2005 3:14 pm

shknbkeRoute Climbed: south ridge Date Climbed: 4/23/05  Sucess!


Took the standard summer route to avoid most of the snow. Gate was closed at 10360' to keep cars from getting stuck in the afternoon on the muddy road, making for a 13 mile day. Great views and the wind wasn't too bad.
Posted Apr 25, 2005 8:50 am

Brad SniderRoute Climbed: Beaver Ridge (West Ridge) Date Climbed: April 3, 2005  Sucess!

Brad Snider

Nice day; not too windy, but lots of post-holing--even with snowshoes! Once on the actual ridge, however, the talus was completely wind-swept and made for a nice walk to the summit. Great views of the entire Tenmile & Mosquito ranges, as well as much of the Front Range.
Posted Apr 3, 2005 10:46 pm

ColoradoScottRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: July 1, 1984  Sucess!


Another one of my early trips with the CMC. This is a beautiful mountain with expansive views every direction.
Posted Feb 8, 2005 5:17 pm

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