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birdheadFrom Little Molas Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2017


Climbed along with Grand Turk on a nearly perfect morning. Awesome views in all directions. 3:45 RT.
Posted Jul 13, 2017 11:22 pm

ajberryFrom Little Molas Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2016


With Ryan Draft. via W Turkshead, Spencer, and Grand Turk. Dropped off Sultan's NE shoulder [one tricky notch to negotiate] to Rt 550 close to Silverton, where passing motorists were definitely not interested in giving us a lift up the road. Heavy early afternoon rain made the prospect of walking 7 mi up the road somewhat unattractive. We ended up going into to Silverton and *paying* someone to drive us up to Molas pass. Still, a nice set of ridges.
Posted Jul 31, 2016 7:44 am

Alex WoodaSULTAN the San Juan's   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2014

Alex Wood

Started this hike around 11:30am. After not understanding the approach beta i just schwacked through willows after two or three switch backs on the Colorado Trail from Little Molas Lake. There was a route..ish. Spencer Peak was neat, the ridge down to Grand Turk was somewhat sketch with new, wind blown snow. Grand Turk is an easy jaunt from Spencer. Sultan proved to be the more tiresome of the three. Awesome summits with great views of the San Juan's. I then traversed back, under Grand Turk, over Spencer and then back into the Molas Creek drainage. 4.5 hrs round trip
Posted Oct 28, 2014 5:29 am

wbassTour de Grand Turk & Sultan
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2014


We completed this tour of the massif with great weather, enjoying all that the San Juans have to offer with none of the crowds. Sultan is an amazingly symmetrical peak! Taking the steep, west slope down Sultan wasn't so much fun, but it was good that we were able to pick up a use trail in the basin around the west side if the massif. Unfortunately, we ended up doing a massive detour on the CT at the end.
Posted Sep 7, 2014 12:35 am

awhite28Sultan  Sucess!


Via Spencer and Grand Turk
Posted Dec 25, 2012 1:18 pm

Liba KopeckovaNice fall hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2012

Liba Kopeckova

Lovely hiking with Duchess, cold and windy day - went over Spencer, and Grand Turk and finally to Sultan.
Posted Nov 5, 2012 10:17 am

seanoFrom Little Molas Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2012


Via Spencer and Grand Turk. Trip report.
Posted Mar 11, 2012 7:39 pm

gremlinfrom grand turk  Sucess!


no thunderstorms 2nd time around
Posted Jul 6, 2010 5:34 pm

Eric HolleGreat views!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2010

Eric Holle

From Little Molas Lake, with Spencer and Grand Turk.
Posted Jun 7, 2010 3:50 pm

dakotaconcreteSplendiferous  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2009


Great day, great views, great summit! Route was relatively snow free except for the areas shaded by trees and the ascent to the first saddle. Summited Sultan and hastily retreated to my vehicle just before the storms set in. I'm glad I summited at 0800 because I wouldn't want to be caught on this mountain in a storm.
Posted May 21, 2009 1:27 am

SarahThompsonSilverton Six Pack!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008


Climbed as part of a long loop from Little Molas that included six ranked summits: UN 12764 (aka "West Turkshead Peak"), Grand Turk, Sultan Mountain, Bear Mountain, UN 13042 & UN 12764. Also unranked, recently named Spencer Peak.
Posted Sep 8, 2008 11:05 am

ktimmAwesome day
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


Did with the SP gathering. Great day did the 3 peaks.
Posted Jul 23, 2008 8:53 pm

Alan EllisSP Gathering  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

Alan Ellis

I really enjoyed the day. Keeping up with chicagotransplant, Kane, and Ktimm was hard....but fun. :)
Posted Jul 21, 2008 3:18 pm

chicagotransplantSP Summer Gathering  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


Climbed with the SP Summer Gathering, also climbed Grand Turk, Spencer and PT 12849. Great weather, pretty rare to be so clear for so long on a July day in the San Juans! Nice meeting everyone on the climb!
Posted Jul 21, 2008 10:12 am

Sarah SimonLittle Molas Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

Sarah Simon

What a day. The weather was divine. We spent about an hour on the summit of Sultan pigging out on trail food, taking photos, laughing, etc. Great friends, amazing hike. The wild flowers were just gonzo. Hiking partners: SP Colorado Summer Gathering.

PS: No one who likes rock 'n roll can possibly hike this mountain without words to Sultans of Swing over and over through their head.

A band is blowing Dixie double four time.
You feel alright when you hear that music ring.
Posted Jul 19, 2008 10:04 pm

Garon CorizFirst 13er and Colorado Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006

Garon Coriz

Took the wrong trail trying to get to Grand Turk and wound up climbing Sultan Mountain first. The views were amazing with only cirrus clouds accenting the light, cerulean blue sky.
Posted Jun 5, 2006 8:20 pm

mountainmotaRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!


Easy 13er!
Posted Jun 15, 2004 7:43 pm

naderRoute Climbed: Little Molas Lake Date Climbed: July 12, 2001


Lousy day. Rain and fog.
Posted Jul 27, 2003 6:43 pm

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