Animas Mountain Climber's Log

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Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 28, 2020 11:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2020

cloudy and drizzly day  Sucess!

with Monitor, Peak Thirteen and then Animas. Fun adventure with friends under questionable conditions.


seano - Sep 20, 2016 11:53 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2016

From Thirteen  Sucess!

End of a long day out of Purgatory, starting with Pigeon. There are some annoying cliffs on the descent if you go too far right. Trip report.


theREALCarpeDM - Aug 6, 2015 11:48 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2015

standard trio  Sucess!

The forecast for this day was bad, but a bit before 9am it was clearing, so we thought we'd see how far we could get. We got all three! I agree that, just before the final ridge, there was one 5.0 move. There was a finger crack on the left and a small chimney just a few feet to the right of it. The crack was probably 5.0. The chimney may be c4, but I thought the crack was the easier descent option. In any case, it wasn't that bad. We got a 5 or 10 minute hail storm on the way down which oiled up the steep grass quite a bit!


awhite28 - Jul 19, 2014 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2008

Animas  Sucess!

Overlooking my house!


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 7:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

Trio of peaks  Sucess!

With Monitor and Peak 13. Glad to hear others thought there was a class 5 move, we also found that one!


blueshade - Sep 30, 2012 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

SE Face  Sucess!

Again not as hard as people make it out to be. The descent from Peak Thirteen was the hardest part of the whole ridge. The final 50' or so can be Class 4+ if taken directly, but there are likely easier ways.

The second hardest part was finding a way down. Be careful on the loose rock.

#29 of 31 on 10 day trip.


chicagotransplant - Jul 6, 2010 11:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

with Thirteen and Monitor  Sucess!

Climbed up (and I do mean up!) from camp in Ruby to a shelf below Thirteen, then went up Monitor, over Thirteen, and up Animas. Descended back down to the basin from here through a series of steep loose sketchy gullies that we were not always sure would get us out okay, but it worked and we still made the train (barely!).


nextyearranier - May 1, 2010 6:04 pm

Great climb  Sucess!

Beautiful day, great views!


SarahThompson - Jul 21, 2009 12:21 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

From Ruby Basin  Sucess!

A fun scramble in a beautiful setting. The most obvious route up the SW face has a very short 5.0 crux and is otherwise 3rd class. The scrambling section is fairly short.


ElliottDavis - Jun 4, 2008 12:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2005

SE face  Sucess!

Ran into a couple exposed 5th class rock moves, though I'm not the best at patienlty finding the easiest route. Took a self-portrait on top naked in the yoga "tree" pose. It seemed like the appropriate thing to do, truly.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Sep 5, 2007 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

Southeast Face  Sucess!

7 hours from Peak Thirteen, Monitor Peak and Needleton.

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