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rkymtnFrom Lefthand Reservoir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2014


Peakbug and I made the ascent after a detour along the shoreline to look for moose. This was an easy climb, but it provided some great views and some fun bushwhacking on the descent.
Posted Oct 1, 2014 3:21 pm

PeakbugNiwot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2014


Hiked around the reservoir to the west side and headed up to the ridge (after heading that way to see a momma and baby moose in the area...missed them, but saw lots of moose prints). Enjoyed taking the ridge to extend the day and soaking up the amazing views of the Indian Peaks.
Posted Sep 14, 2014 5:11 pm

SenadRNice day...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2011


Nice snowshoewing trip from winter closure, great view of most Indian Peaks,
Posted Feb 12, 2012 6:33 pm

thatnissanguylinked to Navajo Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2010


Fun hike, had been here earlier in the season, but turned back due to high winds. This time went all the way to Navajo but missed the descent chimney to Apache. Guess I'll have to come back another time!
Posted Dec 18, 2010 8:03 pm

KapelmuurGood weather, not too much snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2010


Climbed the NE ridge past the mine. Got lucky with moderate temps and sunny skies with only light clouds. Hardly any wind at all until summit where there was a steady cold-ish breeze. Very light snow cover on the tundra.
Posted Jan 30, 2010 4:49 pm

BigCountry"Winter" ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2009


I took my snowshoes but did not need them. The only thing that felt winter about this climb was the wind on the summit.
Posted Feb 6, 2009 5:43 pm

SarahThompsonFrom Lefthand Res  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2006


1/15/06 - Climbed from Brainard Lake winter closure. Brutal, windy day.

9/29/07 - Climbed at night from Lefthand Res. I swear that's all I climbed that night ;)
Posted Oct 8, 2008 10:45 pm

MattKGreat views!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2008


Wife, dog and I.
Posted May 1, 2008 8:24 am

KruckWind and Snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2008


Hit a good window. Visibility went to pot shortly after we finished our descent. We could see the wave come from the north, however, and knew we had time to work with. Straight winds were severe with gusts ranging to brutal. With XC ski poles, we could duck our heads and stick to the ground when needed. A nice ski approach to a mild climb using the old mine road that took us to the ridge. Beautiful views, if you can keep your breath in the wind looking north.
Posted Feb 16, 2008 10:11 pm

heather14Postholing Nightmare!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2007


I was prepared for the 60-70mph wind gusts, but I wasn't prepared to posthole thigh deep through the trees....with snowshoes on! Is there an actual trail up this mountain?
Posted Dec 29, 2007 6:18 pm

Mountain JimStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 1987

Mountain Jim

Nice summit view of the higher Indian Peaks.
Total ascents = 3.
Posted Dec 19, 2006 3:22 pm

royswkrWander up ridge looking for section corners  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 1999
Posted Sep 25, 2006 6:05 pm

Brian KaletEast Face (ascent); Northern Slopes (descent)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2006

Brian Kalet

En route to Point 11,557.
Posted Jun 7, 2006 3:28 pm

Brad SniderNorth Slopes Posthole

Brad Snider

Pretty boring mountain overall. Would have been better if the skies were clear, but most of the time it was snowing at higher elevations and hiding the views of the higher peaks. After the summit, hiked along Niwot Ridge to Point 11,557 and then found another way down.
Posted Apr 2, 2006 12:21 am

belexesNorthern Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2003


I snowshoed this with the Colorado Mountain Club. There was still a lot of snow up there, from a snowstorm the previous night (only in Colorado!), as well as from the Blizzard of 2003. The snow thinned out as we neared the summit, so we took off our snowshoes for the last part of the hike. The plains were still socked in, but the sky was clear at the summit, though it was very windy and cold up there.
Posted Jan 14, 2006 2:50 pm

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