Capitol Peak Climber's Log

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Dansmlgnp - Jan 19, 2024 7:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2023

Capitol  Sucess!

With Andrew. Met and summited with Marshall too.

Matt McCullough

Matt McCullough - Oct 5, 2023 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2023

Solo northeast ridge  Sucess!

I parked my Prius at the horse trailer (winter) lot and hiked to camp near the lake. Fortunately, I planned for an extra day as it snowed and rained the first night and the next day. I was up before dawn and all was clear on the third day for the climb. Though the northwest face of the peak was snow-dusted, the sun dried the ridge and ascent route. It rained and snowed in the afternoon but I was already safely back at camp.


BKiser90 - Sep 3, 2023 10:33 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2023

A Capitol Time  Sucess!

Backpacked into Capitol Lake. Summit then packed out to the car. Trailhead accessible for Subaru Outback. Extremely fun climb. 3 points of contact and test them holds. Great weather really was a plus for this one. 56/58.


cmcalhoun - Jun 21, 2023 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2022

Capitol  Sucess!

Super fun! Very long day, but very fun!


Globetrotter_87 - Sep 6, 2022 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2022

Finisher!  Sucess!

A little over 14 years after climbing my first 14er in Colorado (Pikes Peak on June 21, 2009), I finished with a solo climb of Capitol as #58.

rbuswold - Oct 2, 2020 1:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2020

Capitol Peak, Car-to-Car  Sucess!

Long day out!


xDoogiex - Sep 4, 2020 7:15 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2020

#31  Sucess!

Loved and had no issue from K2 to the summit and back. That talus/boulder field from the saddle to K2 was hell for me there and back. Especially back.


ToTheHeights - Aug 18, 2020 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2020

Perfect day  Sucess!

08/18/20 w/Cory Martin. Beautiful day up on Capitol. No wind, perfect temps. Super fun scrambling, not as scary or difficult as advertised


ericd - Aug 13, 2020 7:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2020

13hr Day Climb  Sucess!

Many blogs "cry wolf" and deter climbing Capitol Peak but found this to be a fine class-4 alpine hike. The 3-mile Ditch trail is nice to wake up to at 4 am. Felt similar to nearby Snowmass with accessible parking, free ranging cattle, grassy hills, and aspen forests . NE ridge route above the talus fields was clear of ice. Watch out if directly downclimbing K2 as it cliffs out. Gloves were more appropriate than micro spikes. Helpful trip times: 3hrs to Capitol Lake basin, 2hrs to K2, 1.5hrs to summit. Descent 6hrs. Streams are low. Excellent 14'er!


Walkoutnow - Aug 4, 2020 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2020

Great adventure  Sucess!

Did a two day backpack. Would recommend staying an extra day to enjoy the area as it is an absolutely amazing area. Climb was great fun. Will do it again at some point. Highly recommend, just be prepared mentally and physically. Enjoy!


triyoda - Sep 10, 2019 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2019

Hardest 14er  Sucess!

This one was fun, glad I waited until I was ready. Definitely consistently harder than Little Bear or Pyramid. Just me and one other party (climber and guide) on the route, it was nice to get some solitude and climb my own climb.


Harvest - Aug 26, 2019 7:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2019

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Ascent of the Northeast Ridge. Party of 2.


yadahzoemtn - Feb 2, 2019 3:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2018

Difficult Peak   Sucess!

Do this one with seasoned mountaineers. With Ling, Scott, and Michael


McCannster - Jan 7, 2019 7:08 am Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2019

Winter ascent via knife-edge  Sucess!

Powdery snow, nice weather, engaging climbing, a real workout! Approached via snowshoes from W Snowmass, camped near small pond below Moon Lake, summit and hiked out second day. Full value!


eli.boardman - Dec 27, 2018 11:50 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2018

Solo overnight at Capitol Lake, standard route  Sucess!

Weathered a big thunderstorm in new 1-man tent at Capitol Lake; sunrise from K2 and solo summit the next morning


Moogie737 - Sep 4, 2018 9:00 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2018

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

#1 8-30-18 W/ Ling, Scott & Lana. Long day, good weather and very satisfying to stand on the summit after having this daunting beast on my radar for several years. Thanks to my climbing partner for thoughtful input and positive company. We found most of the cairns after the knife edge quite helpful.


marciamallow - Aug 5, 2018 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

Bluebird day!  Sucess!

Great day, awesome climb!


Wheelbarrow - Feb 6, 2018 12:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2017

#36 Easily done in a day if you don't mind hiking in a cow pie river  Sucess!

Didn't disappoint. Still tons of snow on the standard route and didn't bring traction/ice axe so I successfully scrambled up the walls to the right to connect with the infamous ridge. Pretty fast that way too. Use your best judgement!


skorpeo - Dec 14, 2016 12:08 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2015

wow  Sucess!

Great day. Excellent partners.

utclimber - Oct 16, 2016 5:09 pm

Capitol Peak  Sucess!

Hiked at some point in the early 2000s as a 2-day backpack.

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