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thatnissanguySan Juan Backpacking  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010


Done along with 5 other 14ers during a week long backpacking trip in the San Juans. PRISTINE is the one word I would use to describe the standard route of San Luis. The only place I've seen better wildflowers is west of the divide in the Indian Peaks.
Posted Dec 20, 2010 9:08 pm

rockymountaindivaWimpy summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010


Backpacked in up to treeline so this was a wimpy day.
Posted Oct 11, 2010 12:19 pm

Vagabond ManifestoSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2010

Vagabond Manifesto

Doesn't quite measure up with other San Juan summits. But at least it's off the beaten path--only a few other people in the area. Perfect weather all day.
Posted Sep 3, 2010 3:39 pm

seanoStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2010


Not much to recommend it as a peak, but an interesting remote area. Trip report
Posted Jun 15, 2010 3:44 pm

theREALCarpeDMA nice area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008


I was disappointed not to see wildlife, though.
Posted Apr 8, 2010 7:11 pm

JB99Jack's Birthday  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009


Climbed it on the day of my good friend's son Jack's birth.
Posted Dec 9, 2009 6:42 pm

byatesVia south ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009


3 hours up, from just above the apex mine.
Posted Aug 5, 2009 9:46 am

thovlandA great day with Ethan  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009


I climbed San Luis Peak in memory and honor of my nephew, Ethan Michael Maus, August 4-13, 2005. He rests in peace.
Posted Aug 4, 2009 10:38 am

mountainloverCOStewart Creek Std. Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009


Enjoyed a beautiful summer morning on the most remote 14er in CO! The trail started off with a nice, meandering route through the trees before it finally started to steepen around timberline. The hardest part was the climb from timberline to the saddle. From there on out, it was an easy ridge walk to the summit. Started at 7:00AM, summitted at 10:45, and back at the car at 2:30PM. This was a nice, relatvely easy hike...but it was quite LONG. The last mile through the meadow felt never-ending.
Posted Jul 12, 2009 11:29 am

FlatheadJimSan Luis  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1994


One of many along the trail to Durango
Posted Jul 4, 2009 1:13 am

rleclairPerfect Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009


Nice hike up to 14,014 with fellow SP'er Patrick Vall and son. Not much snow left up high - a lot of wildlife - and wildflowers starting to bloom...
Posted Jul 1, 2009 2:39 pm

shanrickvStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009


Beautiful day on the standard route.
Posted Jun 29, 2009 5:02 pm

belexesStewart Creek Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2009


My first San Juan 14er. I hiked with three other guys, two of whom were ultramarathon trail runners. We left our campsite just after 6AM and reached the summit just before 9:30. Mike and Matt, the trail runners, descended into Cochetopa Gulch to run the Colorado Trail back to camp. Kevin and I headed east to attempt Organ Mtn. There was a mean looking storm brewing to the southeast, so we summited Point ~13480 before turning back. We tried glissading down into Stewart Creek valley, but the snow was too soft. We returned to the campsite at about 1PM. Mike and Matt got there about an hour before us.
Posted Jun 1, 2009 2:57 pm

nch5y7Standard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008


Perfect weather, beautiful climb, great views.
Posted Jan 2, 2009 4:41 pm

KadeeCrazy Weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008


We had tons of clouds, tons of rain and once on the ridge, tons of wind. Started from the Stewart Creek TH. The visibility was about 20 feet once we were on the ridge. We stayed in the clouds all the way to the top. When we got to the summit the clouds parted a little and I could see the surrounding hill sides. It was almost magical - to be in the clouds for so long and never see what was around me and then finally I could see it all - it was beautiful. On our way back to the ridge the clouds would surround us and then lift every once in a while to give us a view. I did Mt. Elbert the day before and Wheeler (NM) the day after. It was a great trip!
Posted Nov 10, 2008 5:18 pm

Panthera unciaStewart Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2008

Panthera uncia

9th 14er in 8 days! The trail up edges beautiful beaver ponds!
Posted Aug 27, 2008 2:51 pm

spannring2914 of 14  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2008


Fourteenth of 14 14ers in 11 days. San Juan 14er finisher and a nice gentle one to finish on. A bit disheartening to round the ridge and see that the peak I thought was San Luis was not, but a good day nonetheless.
Posted Aug 9, 2008 4:23 pm

myroneSan Luis Peak via Stewart Creek TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008


Camped at the TH and started up with my friend Kevin at 6:05AM. Met up with some friends from Louisville (coincidence)and enjoyed a good morning hike to the summit. Plenty of good weather and people with the same goal. Reached the summit at 9:28 and back to the TH by 1:25PM. My 36th 14'er.........way sweet!
Posted Jun 30, 2008 6:18 pm

davebobk47Stewart Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008


Perfect weater, calm at the top. Camped at treeline and summited by 730 the following day.
Posted Jun 30, 2008 10:22 am

Mots010Stewart Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2008


While they look close on the map, Wetterhorn and San Luis are very far apart. 42 miles of dirt road to be exact. I enjoyed San Luis for its remote location and scenery...at least until i reached the talus above 13k.
Posted Jun 16, 2008 12:45 am

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