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slowbutsteadyascent #7  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

slowbutsteady

Parked at bottom of road near Blue Lake CG. Left car 5:30 am, on top 10:30 am, using east ridge approach. An hour longer each way than previous hikes but hell, I am almost seventy.
Posted Sep 29, 2012 9:10 pm

KieferNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2012

Kiefer

Kind of an expected long day. Was able to follow an old trench to roughly ~11,000. Some postholing ensued before the talus was reached. Very windy. Probably would have enjoyed it more. Tagged Pt. 12,955 afterwards. Views were incredable though!
Posted Mar 5, 2012 1:24 pm

REMNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2001

REM

Climbed With Emery Ashby and "CJ." Great views of Culebra.
Posted Jun 25, 2011 7:50 pm

shknbken.e. slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2011

shknbke

Took the n.e. slopes from the road, which were most wind scoured until the last 500 feet or so. Ran the ridge all the way south to Cuatro and back, then over to 12955. It went pretty quick even with snow.
Posted Feb 25, 2011 7:49 pm

Midlife MountaineerNot many people but lots of bighorns  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2010

Midlife Mountaineer

Climbed in the morning under partly cloudy skies. Completed leaning South and Leaning North before the storms came.
Posted Aug 15, 2010 11:29 am

Sarah SimonEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

Sarah Simon

Wow, we really lucked out on the weather. We were able to just mozy around to the summit of Trinchera. We saw a lot of Big Horn Sheep in the area and enjoyed fantastic glissading on the descent!
Posted Jun 26, 2010 11:46 pm

MBS1017North Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008

MBS1017

Started from Blue Lake. Great weather, great day. A very friendly Bighorn hung out on the summit with us the whole time we were up there. He seemed curious and was never more than 15-20 ft from us. Very cool.
Posted Dec 13, 2009 4:44 pm

kavakEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 1997

kavak

Our intent was to climb East Spanish Peak in this area, but since it was still early in the day upon our arrival we decided to add Trinchera Peak to our intinerary.
Posted Jan 6, 2009 9:57 am

boisedocfun snow climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2008

boisedoc

snowshoed up the jeep trail from Blue Lake Campground (which was still snowed in over Memorial Day). At treeline I found some fun snowslopes along the north side of the east ridge to crampon up. I went down the north ridge following a couple of I believe Mountain Goats (maybe Bighorns with very short horns). Had a good glissade down. Fun little hike with good views of West Spanish Peak
Posted Jun 4, 2008 3:05 am

brucegFirst Colorado Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1987

bruceg

From West side. Great view of Spanish Peaks
Posted May 9, 2008 7:24 pm

SarahThompsonEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2006

SarahThompson

Started from the bottom of the Trinchera 4WD road and climbed Trinchera's east ridge. Went on to "Leaning North Peak", "Leaning South Peak" & Cuatro, then retraced my steps.
Posted Mar 31, 2008 1:01 am

AltitudeSicknessRoute Climbed: North Ridge
Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2005

AltitudeSickness

Hiked up the road to Blue Lake, continued on up a little below the tree line to set up camp. Spent the night. This was one of the coldest nights I've seen in the mountains. Our temperature gauge showed 22 degrees below zero. Our summit attempt ended on the ridge to the summit. Winds picked us up and blew us onto our backs. I did not like that feeling of being at the mercy of mother nature. So for saftey sake we turned around.
Posted Dec 22, 2007 8:25 pm

billokcClimb it Again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 1978

billokc

Two months later, this time with a camera!! Easier this time. All my summit pics came from this trip.
I knew what to expect this time once I got on the peak. Very clear and dry weather made for a great hike starting from Blue Lake CG. Don't remember the amount of time it took for the hike, but was beat when I got to the car. I now felt this mountain was mine.
Posted Sep 26, 2007 2:35 pm

billokcReturn to Conquer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1978

billokc

Seven years later. With drier conditions and a couple of companions, I was on the summit.
Started hiking the road from Blue Lake. Before reaching the North Fork Trail cutoff two guys in a 4WD pickup gave me a ride. We parked at the ridge saddle between Trinchera and UN 12,955. Climbed the north ridge, negotiated the drop-off, then hit the summit. Afternoon storms chased us back down to the truck at which time it began to drop large slush balls on us and covered the ground.
Posted Sep 26, 2007 2:28 pm

billokcFirst Visit
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 1971

billokc

At the age of 16, my brother (age 14) and I hiked our first mountain. We weren't ready for the conditions. Dad dropped us off at Blue Lake CG about mid-morning. We hiked in the very light rain and fog up to the mine shack and took a break. From there we went back to the north saddle ridge and began climbing. It was cold--probably in the 40's with some drizzle and light wind. We reached the drop off point below the summit and were quickly discouraged. Because we didn't know what else was in store above us, and because we were cold and hungry, we turned around and headed down. We did take a couple of pics from the drop off point. I became fascinated with this peak and wanted to learn more about it.
Posted Sep 26, 2007 2:20 pm

slowbutsteadyslowbutsteady  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2006

slowbutsteady

My 5th ascent since the first in 1993.Climbed from Blue Lk Cg up east ridge. 6:40am depart, on top 11:20am.
Posted Jul 21, 2007 10:35 pm

KyleRNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2004

KyleR

Nice easy ascent of a 13'er with great views. You can always count on Bighorn in the area and the remains of an old mine are an interesting diversion. A great peak to bag with a non-climber who will be instantly hooked for life.
Posted Jun 12, 2007 4:51 pm

Casey BatesSki Descent
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2007

Casey Bates

Boot-packed it from road at around 8,500' to around 13,000' for an awesome ski descent. Some fresh snow on old crust.
Posted Apr 11, 2007 9:29 am

Jay MoonLong Fun Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Jay Moon

Hiked w/friends Aaron & Cameron (their first summit of a mountain!) from Cuchara Mtn Ski Resort to the summit. Saw Marmots and the Bighorn Herd. Also hiked up nearby Boyds Mtn. Very enjoyable climb but a long hike back to Cuchara in the heat! Perfect day!
Posted Jun 26, 2006 3:50 pm

Joel HopperRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: Summer 1998  Sucess!

Joel Hopper

It was a clear day with great summit views. Goats were present on the eastern slopes. I climbed with Mike Smola.
Posted Feb 20, 2006 6:14 pm

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