So I went up the southwest ridge right out of the Canyon bottom. And i got turned around about a quarter mile or a half mile from the summit because I got clifed out (an experienced climber might do it but I'm a rookie) and I wasn't comfortable with the snow fields on rock scree.
If your doing a winter ascent I would recommend from the East.
On the particular day I summited, the entire expanse of eastern Colorado plains were blanketed in clouds. As far as my eye could see, majestic clouds formed what looked like a white ocean. This climb ranked as one of my favorite summit days ever. Even on a normal day, it is a fun climb and highly recommended. Just note that it's on private property, so approach with caution and Leave No Trace.
The wife, pup and I left from the church on CO-72, and climbed these three peaks. There were hundreds and hundreds of lady bugs everywhere!
With Carter Benchmark, Crescent Mountain, "Jacks Peak", Scar Top Mountain & 8140.
Nice outing. Did this, then continued over to Crescent. About 1.5 hours from road to summit.