Centennial Cone Climber's Log

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adman720 - Nov 13, 2020 6:05 am Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2020

South Saddle

Started from the mayhem gulch trailhead, about 10.6 miles and 2k gain. Was a lot of fun. No trail to the summit after following the road to the south saddle so I got to make my own way. Nothing but steep cliff bands visible from the approach so I wasn't sure if I had picked the right approach. I just kept on hiking up and found a way through each one except for the last one...so I scrambled up a 15 foot high wall and found myself on the summit.


chicagotransplant - Oct 12, 2014 2:11 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2014

South Ribs  Sucess!

Nice scrambling to be had up the south ribs. Take an unmarked spur trail near the base (abandonded road). You can see it cutting across the peak from the west parking lot. Then head up any of the rocky ribs, also visible from the parking lot, for some solid scrambly goodness. Also climbed 8660 and 7814 in the park.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Sep 20, 2013 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013

Ladybugs paradise  Sucess!

Nice after work hike, beautiful september afternoon, millions of ladybugs on summit, nice views of Front Range.


Peakbug - Jul 7, 2013 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2011

Centennial Cone  Sucess!

Walk on the road and then some off trail bushwhacking to the summit- with rkymtn.

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Jul 24, 2012 4:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2012

No Lady Bugs  Sucess!

Because it's there. Less than 90 minutes round trip.


rkymtn - Jun 27, 2011 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2011

From South Saddle  Sucess!

My wife and I took the Elk Range Trail to an old, somewhat grown over, road to reach a saddle on the southern aspect. We proceeded north from the saddle to a little scramble to reach the summit. There is a geological survey marker at the summit and a summit log is below it, underneath some rocks, in a plastic jar. We headed down to the northwest to avoid entering private property.


MattK - Sep 10, 2010 1:55 pm Date Climbed: Feb 27, 2010

Centennial Cone, 7814  Sucess!

The pup and I with 7814.


hhsilleck - Jul 7, 2010 11:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2010

from Travois trail  Sucess!

I could see this peak from my house growing up and always wanted to climb it - so this summer I did! I hiked in along the Travois Trail for about 3 miles and then went off trail up the steepening face to the base of the cliffs. A short bit of fun scrambling and route finding puts you at the top! Happy there is no trail on this peak. This hike was a first step in my new project to hike all of the peaks you can see from the site of our future home on Lookout Mountain!


argothor - Nov 22, 2009 10:21 pm Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2009

Centennial and 8,660  Sucess!

Started at the Centennial Cone Rd. trailhead on the western side of Centennial Cone Park. I followed the Elk Range Trail to the place on the trail were there is a log fence. At that point I headed south towards the northwest rib of Centennial Cone, which I then followed up to the summit avoiding to more difficult sections by staying just to the north of the actual rib. The was about 6 inches of snow on the ground which made the going a little difficult, especially on the steeper section because I could not tell if the snow was covering slick rock or detritus. But I still made pretty good time. From the trailhead to the summit it only took a little over an hour.

After spending about 20 minutes on the summit taking in the views and eating a little lunch I headed back to the trail the same way I came up. Once at the trail I headed north just a short way to a gate. Instead of going through the gate, here I followed the fence to the west and then north before trekking cross country to the northwest and following a ridge northwest up towards to summit of 8660. I crossed a fence that hadn't been maintained for awhile and was pretty much laying on the ground. I eventually came to an old mining road just short of the summit, and followed it the rest of the way to the summit of 8660. Didn't stay long since I figured I was on private property. I headed back down the road and passed an old Caterpillar tractor, a shed and an old truck and continued down the old road on the southern slope of 8660, switchbacking my way down to the main Elk Range Trail. Then it was back to the trailhead.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Nov 5, 2009 2:06 am Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2009

5 Peaks  Sucess!

With 8660, Guy Hill, "Forsberg Peak" & 7814.


shanahan96 - Oct 2, 2009 11:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2008

centennial cone threesome  Sucess!

hiked centennial cone with UN 8660 and 7814. fun couple hour loop while fall is beginning to settle upon us.


Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Oct 2, 2009 9:37 pm

Re: Which time?


Thanks for the recommdation. I've added the suggested link to the Overview section!


Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Sep 29, 2009 5:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2009

Loop route utilizing Range Trail  Sucess!

On a bright, sunny September day, we enjoyed this summit, making a loop from the western entrance. The ladybugs were a little insane in quantity. This summit makes a fantastic lunch spot. Partners: Dave's CMC outing.

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