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chef007Route Climbed: South East Slope a.k.a Purgatory gulch Date Climbed: June 16 2005  Sucess!


What a long day! It started with a 3,500 or so scree climb and just got worse. On the way down I decided to take an alternate route down the mountain and ended up sliping and getting knocked out. The whole trip ended up being a 11 hour day.
Posted Jun 17, 2005 12:55 pm

bc44caesarRoute Climbed: From Shavano Date Climbed: 4 Jun 2005  Sucess!


I traversed over to Tabeguache and back to Shavano in 1hr 45min. The climb from the saddle was a mellow snow climb all the way to the summit. I glissaded back down to the saddle and scrambled my way back to Shavano. By then the snow had already melted and I made my way back to the trailhead from Shavano in two hours.
Posted Jun 8, 2005 6:15 pm

AsphazellRoute Climbed: Blank Gulch TH Date Climbed: 05/29/05  Sucess!


Climbed this along with Shavano. Was good snow to kick step to the summit ridge. Great views! Too bad we were chased down the summit as well as down Shavano by Thunder/Snow storms! Made it VERY intense.
Posted Jun 2, 2005 12:23 pm

Old IckabodRoute Climbed: Blank Gulch Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!

Old Ickabod

Solo Trip - As most people, I hiked Shavano and Tabeguache together. Weather was great and the aspens were changing. From the summit, the aspens looked like rivers of gold pouring off the mountain. A great time to hike these peaks.
Posted Mar 31, 2005 8:53 am

RatballsRoute Climbed: Jennings Creek trailhead via Southwest/West Ridge Date Climbed: September, 2001  Sucess!


Another completely unremarkable Sawatch hump. I remember next to nothing about this climb, except wishing that I had combined it when I had earlier climbed Shavano.
Posted Feb 22, 2005 4:18 pm

ColoradoScottRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: August 2, 1992  Sucess!


Staring from the rough road TH neear Jennings Creek, the route is fairly easy to followas is climbs up to and along the south ridge of Tab's western subpeak. The day we were on the summit there were storm clouds miles to the south of us, over Mt. Ouray, but we had enough static electricity to have our arm hair stand out and tingle. We didn't linger on the top, and passed on continuing to Shavano. On the way down we met a couple of men that we had talked to at the TH. They made it to the western subpeak, and had mistakenly believed that the had summited Tab, thinking it was really Shavano. Oops! Close but no cigar!
Posted Feb 3, 2005 4:12 pm

RichratRoute Climbed: Jennings Creek Trail Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!


This was the worst route possible. Loose rock and dusty the entire trip.
Posted Jan 30, 2005 8:47 pm

NatashaRoute Climbed: Shavano-Tabeguache via Blank Gulch Date Climbed: July 18, 2004  Sucess!


Great day, weather held out nicely, especially since we got a bit of a late start, but not too bad. Both summits and the trail were fairly crowded.
Posted Oct 14, 2004 11:48 pm

mr_gRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: June 9, 2001  Sucess!


Started from Jennings Creek, and made the summit in about 3.5 hours. Alot of talus to traverse in this route - my knees really felt it. Good views of Shavano and the rest of the Sawatch from the summit.

Posted Oct 12, 2004 8:54 am

SaintgrizzlyRoute Climbed: The now-closed Jennings Creek Trail Date Climbed: September, 1998  Sucess!


One of my favorite 14-ers, done from the now-closed Jennings Creek trail, I've always thought would be a good way to rate conditioning--long trail, and relentlessly up hill! Done with Aaron and Jim, in a snowstorm with about two feet of fresh snow on top. Interesting footing, to say the least!
Posted Aug 10, 2004 9:03 pm

Larry VRoute Climbed: Jennings Creek Date Climbed: July 1994  Sucess!

Larry V

Got my Oldsmobile station wagon to the trailhead - back then the road was better. After mountain climbing in Colorado for 30 years, this was my first solo climb. Attempted to climb Antero on the same trip, but ran out of water and had to return. Upper Browns Creek is a big, miserable swamp.
Posted Jul 13, 2004 12:11 am

awillsonRoute Climbed: Blank Gulch Date Climbed: June 15, 2004  Sucess!


Climbed along with Shavano with my brother Brent. Weather was moving in, so the summit stay was short.
Posted Jul 8, 2004 10:10 am

mountainmotaRoute Climbed: Blanch Gulch Date Climbed: May 2003  Sucess!


Nice easy 14er!
Posted Jun 15, 2004 7:26 pm

DaveCRoute Climbed: over from shavano Date Climbed: june 99  Sucess!


not as pretty as shavano, but my last sawatch 14er, so I'll take it.
Posted May 21, 2004 9:39 pm

sbkelleyRoute Climbed: Blank Gulch Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!


Climbed in conjunction with Shavano, but it would be worth going back to explore this mountain by itself. It just has a fun name, ya know? :)
Posted May 12, 2004 3:05 pm

f360driverRoute Climbed: From Shavano Date Climbed: September/03  Sucess!


Easy climb.
Posted Apr 14, 2004 6:53 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: West Ridge via Jennings Creek Date Climbed: May 30, 2002  Sucess!


Even though many disdain Jennings Creek, if more people just hiked to the rear of the basin and used Tab's west ridge (rather than trying to ascend nasty, loose slopes to the ridge that splits the Jennings and McCoy drainages), this approach wouldn't have such a poor reputation and the CFI might not have had to close the TH.

Erin and I knew about the impending TH closure that summer, which would obscure the TH and make an approach via Jennings Creek more difficult. We hiked up the trail into the small basin and used a dry Jennings Creek bed for easy passage through the willows. At the rear of the basin, we climbed easy (and very stable!) slopes for perhaps 3-400' to attain Tab's west ridge. Heading east on the ridge for 1.5 miles to the summit made for a fine alpine stroll. Fire season hadn't really ramped up yet (though the Hayman Fire would start little more than a week later), so we could see the full length of the Sangres, and to the southwest we could spy on Uncompahgre. A trip report is available here.
Posted Apr 9, 2004 12:44 pm

hhsilleckRoute Climbed: From Shavano via the Angel Date Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!


Early summer snow hike was a pleasure.
Posted Jan 10, 2004 7:09 pm

GrantRoute Climbed: Jennings Creek Date Climbed: July 21, 2002  Sucess!


This was a steep hike. The first two miles gained 2,000 vertical feet. Once at point 13,100’ the trail mellowed out for a bit then started to climb again after a half mile or so. This was the last 1000 foot climb to the summit. The trail is virtually non-existent with numerous trails leading all over the place but they all meet back at the final push to the sub-peak. Roach lists this sub-peak in his book as a point, so I had to do it. From that point, the climb takes you down, back up, back down and then finally back up the the true summit. Two false summits and then a bit of scrambling from the sub-peak to Tabeguache.
Posted Jan 6, 2004 11:26 pm

rob_runkleRoute Climbed: The Blank Gulch Trailhead Date Climbed: July 25, 2004  Sucess!


Great 2 banger to end 7 days of 14ers.
Posted Jul 30, 2003 7:18 pm

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