Coxcomb Peak 13,656 ft = 4162 m

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Coxcomb Peak 13,656 ft = 4162 m
Created On: Aug 9, 2011
Last Edited On: Sep 22, 2012

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Coxcomb Peak is a mountain summit in Ouray County, Colorado. It is one of the most famous non-Fourteeners in the San Juans, and is generally considered to be one of the most difficult Bicentennials (Colorado's 200 highest summits) to climb by its easiest route.
Below are some images from our climb via North Face, a more difficult route to this beautiful summit. I will post more climbing photos later on (route description).
And also some photos from my previous visits to Cimarron Group of peaks. There are many beautiful peaks in this area, and usually very uncrowded.

Wildflowers below Coxcomb PeakWildflowers below Coxcomb
CoxcombAnd more wildflowers
Redcliff and CoxcombRedcliff and Coxcomb
Morning viewsMorning views
Coxcomb, waterfall and wildflowersCoxcomb, waterfall, and wildflowers
Coxcomb PeakClimber below Coxcomb
Is the rope stuck?No, the ropes are not stuck
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North Face of CoxcombClimbing the North Face of Coxcomb
Heinous approachHeinous approach
Approach - the wrong oneDefinitively the most difficult way to get up
Dramatic view of CoxcombDramatic view of Coxcomb from Middle Fork
Coxcomb silhouetteCoxcomb's silhouette
on the top of Redcliff Coxcomb as seen from Redcliff
CoxcombCoxcomb as seen from Matterhorn

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