Quick trip while in Ouray for my wife's half marathon.
Snow climbed up from Yankee Boy Basin. Followed the climbers' trail to the summit, crossing patchy snow. Slushy on the way down. Good spring climb.
Felt weak all day, but still made the summit. Great views all around! We celebrated with a tasty mexican dinner in Ridgway, yummm.
Beautiful hike with Duchess. Great views.
Climbed solo, cool peak with some dramatic exposure off the north side. Went over to neighboring "Kismet" on the descent.
I did this hike solo after an early fall snowfall while my friend climbed Sneffels and kept in contact with me by radio. Cool day. Started from the Yankee Boy restrooms, climbed Gilpin, then crossed the basin and climbed Cirque. Ended up unknowingly getting a shot of people on Teakettle that I knew (but didn't know were there)! They pointed it out later when I posted the picture. What a coincidence! Incredible day in one of my favorite places in the state.
Probably the simplest of the Sneffels range peaks to climb. No scrambling required. Would not be hard to combine with Sneffels. Interesting views of Sneffels from the summit.
Climbed and snowboarded the South Face from the basin between Teakettle and Cique. Great turns, had to hop a gap in the lower cliff band but not bad. great views.
A crystal clear, windy and cool day with son Bryce and dog Savannah.
Read Aaron's Summit Report. He says it all.