Climbed while on a backpacking trip into Cotton Creek. Great trail up to the saddle that drops into Rito Alto Creek. Sporting ridge to the summit. About 1000 feet with some easy Class 3 scrambling. Descended the same route and climbed 13,513 and Mt Marcy on the other side. Lots of elk.
Route Climbed: Cherry Lake Date Climbed: October 4, 2004
Climbed these two peaks with Jon, Sopris, and Raymond. My first trip to the area. Aspen trees were in full riot down low and a bit of snow up high. Some good, but optional, exposure on the northern aspects of these peaks. Big thanks to Jon for putting this idea forward.
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