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kronshage3Shavano/Tabeguache Combo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2017


Started around 6:45AM. Trail is mostly dry below treeline with a few chunk of snow along trail. Still large sections of snow above treeline. Did not use crampons or other traction since steps were left in snow already. LOTS of wind. Climbed Shavano as well. Back at car around 1:30PM.
Posted Jun 11, 2017 1:25 pm

skorpeoNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2016


Light snow year. I really enjoyed it.
Posted Dec 13, 2016 11:22 pm

wannabepeakbaggerWindy day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2016


Came from Shavano. Didn't mentally like that saddle between the two. Pretty nice views all around
Posted Nov 24, 2016 2:16 pm

BradBartickWith Shavano in high wind  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2016


Descended from the saddle between Shavano and Tabeguache. Aim for the lake, and you can stay in the center of the drainage and find passage all the way down. Loose 2nd class and steep in places. Get to the lake. From the burm above the outlet of the lake at the start of the traverse south back to the Shavano trail, sight a small rocky-topped hump on the slope to the south (the skyline you are ultimately aiming for). That hump is maybe a mile away, it is about the same elevation you are at, and that's what you aim for. Do not try to stay too high initially, as its small pines on cliffs. We went maybe 300 feet down, and it was much easier traversing. We eventually came to a clear avvy path between the trees, and hiked back up at that point and pretty much aimed to land just above the rocky hump, Trail is right there near the hump, south and slightly above it.
Posted Oct 4, 2016 9:12 pm

Moogie737From Shavano  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2017


#1 7-3-16 With Dave Armitage. Over in 0+58, back in 0+57. Nice little mini-scramble. Spent one minute on the 2nd Shavano summit and started down in a hurry as threatening clouds began building with uncanny speed. #2 W/ Lana. Long snow bank to climb for the last 250' vertical. From and back over Shavano.
Posted Jul 10, 2016 5:32 pm

SarahThompson4x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006


9/9/06 - Standard route up and over Shavano.

11/11/07 - West Ridge with Jones & UN 13,712.

3/14/09 - Winter ascent over Esprit Point and Shavano.

3/14/16 - Winter ascent over Esprit Point and Shavano. Dom's 2nd to last winter 14er!
Posted Dec 28, 2015 2:19 pm

ajberryStandard route, from Shavano  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2015


With Megan Berry.
Posted Sep 6, 2015 1:05 pm

CWFryWest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2015


West Ridge route. Good conditions. Hard to find a defined trail at times after 11,200' from the Jennings Creek trailhead. Weather was good.
Posted Aug 6, 2015 2:05 pm

OnagerSuccess  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2015


Wow, what a day. After attempting these two 14ers twice this year and failing both times, I came back today with a vengeance and soloed both mountains! My first summits this year! That makes 23 14ers climbed so far. It's been awhile since I've made a new ascent. Reminds me why I moved out here in the first place!

I set off from the Blank Gulch Trailhead around 05:45 AM with intentions of taking the East Slopes route up and over 14,229 ft. Mount Shavano. I arrived at treeline by 8:00 AM, only saw about 10 other climbers and some casual hikers along the way, but I sped past all of them. Once above the "Angel of Shavano" snowfield (Where I failed last time) I lost the trail for a bit and then picked it back up on Shavano's South Ridge. Boy, was it windy. My hat flew off my head a few times but I ran and was able to apprehend it without further incident. I am estimating wind gusts of about 60 mph, strong enough to knock me down a few times. I picked up the Shavano trail and made the summit around 10:00 AM. Pretty tired but confident, I then proceeded down to the col between Mount Shavano and 14,155 ft. Tabeguache Peak. The way down had no marked trail and was mostly a scramble in 60 mph winds. No one else attempted to go over to Tabeguache, just me for today. At least it was blue skies all day... I descended about 500 ft. down and made the mile journey over to Tabeguache. Once you start climbing down Shavano towards Tabeguache, it is a commitment. There is no escape or bail route. The only practical way back to safety is to re-summit Shavano. What a chore. I climbed up snow to the summit of Tabeguache and made the summit around 11:00 AM. Knowing I had to make it back over Shavano, I didn't stay long. I took out my ice ax and slid down the snow back to the col between the peaks. I regained Shavano by 12:15, drank all my water and made my way back down to treeline by 1:00 PM. From here, it was still a few miles back through the woods to the trail head with no water... I made it back to my vehicle around 2:30 PM.

All in all, two 14ers summited, 5,600 ft. of elevation gained over 11.25 miles in about 8 and 1/2 hours. Glad to be done with them.
Posted Jun 29, 2015 4:13 pm

MadGrad96Shavano  Sucess!


Made our own route
Posted Nov 1, 2013 10:31 pm

DanielLShav/Tab in fall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2008


Climbed Shavano and Tabeguache in great fall conditions.
Posted Oct 9, 2013 1:00 am

telemarkdudeFrom Shavano  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013


Very quick side trip from Shavano.
Posted Aug 18, 2013 1:43 am

wbassShavano Combo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013


This less trafficked sibling is actually more fun and with better views than Shavano, so well worth the descent, ascent, descent, ascent to get there. It was nice to gaze over at Ouray and think about climbing it the following day.
Posted Jul 9, 2013 11:36 pm

ericda 1hr bonus!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2013


Interesting historical indian name for both this peak and Shavano (prestigious tribe within Ute) Excellent 360 degree views of Antero to Pikes to Collegiate Peaks so have a camera ready to do the picture stitching. No survey marker found on top unlike Shavano. Optical illusion on how far away this peak is from Shavano ...600ft elev loss/gain, 1mi distance, was about 1:00hr until standing back on top of another 14er!
Posted Jun 3, 2013 3:29 pm

MissH2nd 14er of the summer!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2013


Bagged it right after Shavano on Mem Day Wkend (or day after) with EricD. We found it more challenging to descend the 600' to the saddle from Shavano than to climb up the 500' snowy slope for Tabeguache, the only time I used my microspikes for that whole trip. Great views all around - could see 14ers in every direction including Pikes. Minimal wind allowed us to take lots of photos before heading back up the ridge to Shavano.
Posted May 29, 2013 9:34 am

williama3Standard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2011
Extremely windy on the ridge
Posted Jan 27, 2013 10:35 pm

Fletchbig day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011


w/ Shavano
Posted Dec 28, 2012 2:27 pm

milanNice mountain
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008
Very nice day, with Tabeguache and storm right when we hit the tree line on the way down.
Posted Oct 18, 2012 5:58 pm

sevenviiSuccess  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2011


Stroll up Tabeguache from Jennings Creek. Deb and Claire tucked out of the wind and waited for me on the ridge. I tagged the summit and caught back up to them.
Posted Jun 10, 2012 7:46 pm

DerekFreedvia Shavano  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008


Longer day than expected. Socked in the clouds, so no summit view. Bummer.
Posted Mar 30, 2012 3:50 pm

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