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Brian Kalet2 Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2014

Brian Kalet

With 11594.
Posted Jun 14, 2014 5:59 pm

wbassWest Spanish  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013

wbass

This peak was a treat. Those dike formations are incredible and of course only appreciated from above. My eight month old puppy and I were on the summit by 7:45 and we had the place to ourselves for an hour. This was her first summit over 10k.
Posted Jul 29, 2013 6:01 pm

tylordthemightyYa Betcha!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2012
Hiked with the fat dog (Rambo), he made it look easy. 120 pound lab and he flew right up it! I didn't fly, but did it in 2.5 or so hours, counting a couple of stops to water Rambo.
Posted Jul 28, 2013 10:07 pm

JohnnyCOBeen Looking at this for a while  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2013

JohnnyCO

Standard route from Cordova pass. Easy route finding. A good first summit of the season. Two hours flat from car to summit. The dikes are amazing!!
Posted Jun 10, 2013 9:05 pm

Fletchw/ ranger  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2012

Fletch

steep but quick
Posted Dec 28, 2012 5:01 pm

theREALCarpeDMSW ridge route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2012

theREALCarpeDM

Climbed the SW ridge route from Cordova Pass with Shawn and our dogs. Nice day! It was supposed to be windy across most of the state, but we found a pretty good spot today. Encountered more snow on the road from Cuchara Pass than we did on the route - both were essentially snow free. The restroom was locked, and the fee station had no envelopes.
Posted Dec 1, 2012 11:23 pm

milanAnother awesome 13er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011
This is one of the prettiest areas in Colorado. A great trip to both Spanish Peaks. I even found fossils in the saddle.
Posted Oct 22, 2012 5:20 pm

KesslerW Spanish  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2012

Kessler

9-16-2012
Posted Sep 19, 2012 4:20 pm

ScottWest Spanish  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2012

Scott

Both Kessler and I had a cold and as mentioned on the Mt Lindsey log we decided to spend some time outdoors rather than stay home and infect everyone.

We got a late start for West Spanish Peak and didn’t leave the trailhead until 9:15 AM. We made our way as quickly as we could up the mountain and summited at 11:35 AM, which wasn’t too bad considering that Kessler is 10 and we both had colds. It was slightly windy on top, but not nearly as much as the day before. It was still a bit hazy from the forest fires as well.

We met two other people on the summit (one of which we passed on the way up) and ate a good lunch before heading back down. We made our way quickly down the mountain since it was a long drive back home.

It was a nice little trip.
Posted Sep 19, 2012 4:09 pm

zorroFirst 13er -West Spanish Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2012

zorro

This was my first attempt at climbing any mountain, but have been vacationing in Cuchara for years and the massive mountain could not be ignored. We left the trail head at 7:20 and got to the treeline at 9:00, taking time for brunch. The attack to the summit was daunting. It took us 2.5 hours to summit, being passed by a couple of others. As noted by prior poster, stay left as you near the top. We veered off to the right and got dicey with a lot of loose rocks. The walk down was equally as challenging for the knees/thighs as opposed to the lungs. It was quite an accomplishment for for this flat lander and my daughter to turn 15 tomorrow. Incredible hike, wonderful views, awesome challenge!
Posted Jul 12, 2012 8:12 pm

RuvichaSpecial   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

Ruvicha

The setting, the geology, and the abrupt rise of the mountain -- from the plain below, and then from the point where the real climb begins above the treeline -- make this a special hike.
Posted Apr 13, 2012 1:51 pm

stinkycheezman33great hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2011

stinkycheezman33

beautiful hike!
Posted Feb 1, 2012 4:57 pm

ErikaRNWOW!!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2011

ErikaRN

What a beautiful beast of a mountain! We got 3/4 the way up the west ridge and were chased off by rain! And it was only 8:30 in the morning-It was still spectacular to stand on the shoulder of this giant! I will be back...
Posted Oct 5, 2011 12:15 am

Jztmillerfun hike
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2011
3 middle aged gals (2 being flatlanders from wi) summited in 2.5 hours, and made the trip down in 1.5 hours. Great hike and enjoyed the challenge and great views!
Posted Sep 18, 2011 8:58 am

Jeremy HakesOutstanding!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011

Jeremy Hakes

What a great peak! Unique rocks. Very, very, very quiet camping at the pass as well.
Posted Sep 5, 2011 6:33 pm

aggiegeogMade it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

aggiegeog

Started from Cordova Pass around 9:30am, reached treeline around 10:30am, summit at 12:30pm and back to car at 3:30pm. Smoke from the NM fires made things a bit hazy. While heading down it got cold, windy and ice pellets fell heavily at times. Descending the talus felt numbingly slow as I wanted to get out from being a lightning rod. Also the cell service is great throughout the climb.
Posted Jul 4, 2011 11:50 pm

REMFrom Cordova Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2003

REM

Soloed
Posted Jun 25, 2011 7:43 pm

astrobassmanMystical Area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2011

astrobassman

Hiked up West Spanish Peak over a Memorial Day holiday with my dad and Doug Nash. The stories of how the Spanish Peaks came into being were quite interesting. Extremely windy on top, but the completely dry trail helped my companions. This was an unforgettable day for me.
Posted Jun 20, 2011 12:22 am

IconicjFirst summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010

Iconicj

I'm thinking now that this was a bad mountain to try a first summit of. Oh well, I made it with determination of my friends. Plesant drive and hike through the trees up to the mountain, then the real assent begins. It is a very peaceful area.
Posted Oct 23, 2010 3:12 pm

jm141302Great day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2010

jm141302

Camped and paid to sleep on the hard gravel sites(gross). Left at 7am got to the top by 11ish. I made it to the top but my girlfriend stopped at 13,000. Beautiful weather, but very windy. Could have stayed up there all day. Only one other person made it that day. I think this one was just as hard as ESP but, I started ESP from the saddle. The views of the dikes are great from the top.
Posted Oct 22, 2010 4:09 pm

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