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ajberryWith Tower and Dome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2017


Up Hematite Gulch, on to Macomber, round to Tower, and then the traverse to Dome, involving a drop down into Cataract Basin. N ridge of Dome not as bad as it looks. Down via NE ridge of Dome and out via S Fork Animas trail.
Posted Jun 27, 2017 10:24 am

Liba KopeckovaNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2015

Liba Kopeckova

Nice hike into Hematite Gulch, lake, ascended Macomber Peak and continued onto Tower Mountain. Great views. Completed the horseshoe shaped ridge and descended the northern side (great vies into Cataract Gulch and Dome Mountain). Peaceful solitude.
Posted Oct 2, 2015 12:42 am

chicagotransplantEureka Basin Tour  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2012


Camped in Eureka Gulch, followed the south fork of the Animas to Dome Mtn's north ridge, then over to Tower, East Storm, Proposal, Emery and Bonita before following the Eureka road and some bushwhacking back to our camp. Long loop, but a rewarding day!
Posted May 29, 2012 1:43 am

shknbkeHematite Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2009


Nasty spring day, but at least the winds were down. Climbed tower from Macomber and then over to Dome. Visibility was about 100 feet on the summit. Don't descend Cataract Gulch! If you do, stay high on the west side of the drainage.
Posted May 28, 2009 9:36 am

SarahThompsonVia Hematite Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2009


Hiked up the steep and efficient trail to Hematite Lake and then gained the east ridge of Macomber Peak. From there it was an easy hike to the summit of Tower Mountain. Nasty weather - rain & snow.
Posted May 26, 2009 5:06 pm

wbassRoute Climbed: Hematite Gulch Date Climbed: May 30, 2004


Thoroughly enjoyable hike with fantastic views and nary another human (in dramatic contrast to the “highway” down below). There was a decent amount of snow in the area just below the Hematite Lake basin, so route finding was slow and at times difficult (off route), but above the frozen lake, much easier hiking on snow-packed scree. As it was getting late, we turned around high up on the south slope on a long, faint switchback (approx. 12,620'). Look forward to making it back some day.
Posted Jun 1, 2004 10:55 am

naderRoute Climbed: Hematite Gulch Date Climbed: July 9, 2002


A lot of vertical but the trail made it much easier. Some of the best views of the Red Mountains. Not a single person all day long.
Posted Jul 25, 2003 5:24 pm

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