Crestone Peak Climber's Log

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Wheelbarrow

Wheelbarrow - Feb 6, 2018 12:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2017

#29  Sucess!

Stick to the left of the snow in the middle and you *should* be able to scramble your way to the top.

yadahzoemtn

yadahzoemtn - Jan 26, 2018 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2017

Long day  Sucess!

Got a little banged up on the descent

Moogie737

Moogie737 - Sep 5, 2017 11:26 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2017

Standard route from camp below lower South Colony Lake  Sucess!

#1 9-2-17 W/ Yadahzoe. Bluebird day, shared the summit with about 15 others. The red gully is a delight albeit a long one. 14er #41. Most assuredly one of the toughest so far.

MissH

MissH - Aug 21, 2017 1:10 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2017

Gorgeous weekend!

Left camp at the lake by 6am. On top of BHP by 7:15.Summited Crestone Peak around 11. Left summit around 12:30. Summited Needle via Traverse around 2:30. Took just under 2 hours for both of us. Back to camp around 6:15. Trailhead around 9:15. Long day, but two summits and a fun traverse are worth it.

Onager

Onager - Aug 19, 2017 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2017

South Face  Sucess!

Soloed South Face, long day!

ozarkmac

ozarkmac - Sep 9, 2016 8:52 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2016

Red Gully. Great fun. Long day.  Sucess!

With my daughter. Amazing variety of terrain involved. It was my fifth time up and over BHP. If I never do it again, it will be too soon.

ericd

ericd - Jul 11, 2016 8:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2016

A stair-stepper to finish the top 10!  Sucess!

Started at the south colony trailhead at dawn. A straightforward approach with scenic lake vistas. Lots of mosquitos out for the weekend: bring bug spray. A short gain thru talus, then loose rock up Broken Hand pass to 13,000', so don't break your hand. The unusual descent into the peaceful valley with a lake on other side was quite unique for my 38th 14er. Tempting is the Needle traverse for next time! Snow patches up the distinct red rock coulier but not much for crampons. Could of sworn the east summit is higher than the west rocks but I recommend climbing both in :20 time for completely different views. The 4 miles and 3850' elevation gain made for a good warm up for soloing the Needle later in the 16hr day.

hhsilleck

hhsilleck - Jul 5, 2016 2:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

Completing my 14er list  Sucess!

The final Colorado 14er I climbed to complete my list of 58-ish. A very special one to finish - one of my favorites. Standard Red Gully route with my beautiful wife.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Sep 20, 2015 12:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2015

Red Gulley to the traverse  Sucess!

Fun climb, good weather. Climbed with Justin from Wheatridge.

Hyadventure

Hyadventure - Sep 2, 2014 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2014

Red Gully  Sucess!

Snow in the gully kept us to the left. Plenty of sustained hard 3rd. This big boy gave us a long hard day. Got back to camp and found out my wife had been in the hospital, back in California, for 3 days. That ended out climbing.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Sep 2, 2014 9:57 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2014

South Colony - Broken Hand - Red Gully  Sucess!

From Trailhead over Broken Hand Pass to summit and back, 14 miles and 5700 vertical feet gain. Sunny day with wind gust up to 25 mph, overall great Labor Day in Sangres.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 21, 2014 9:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2014

S Colony - Broken Hand - Red Gully, w/ E Crestone  Sucess!

Loved everything about this peak except the dual ascents of Broken Hand Pass - never a favorite in my book. Still a bit of snow that I kick-stepped up and used my ax on the way down. Easy route finding - MUCH easier than the Needle. Scooted over to East Crestone afterward, it's only about an 8 minute round-trip on fairly easy terrain. Proud of Mikey for tackling this as his 1st 14er, even if I think he had visions of killing me in his head during the re-ascent of Broken Hand Pass. ;) Hehehehe.

Kevintheclimber

Kevintheclimber - Dec 31, 2013 5:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2012

insane   Sucess!

We got lost along the way. Went off route. No equipment. Luckily the weather was perfect.

Didnt see a single soul. We used cottonwood trail....bushwhacking at its finest

MadGrad96

MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 7:50 am

Crestone Peak  Sucess!

Standard route

DanielL

DanielL - Oct 5, 2013 10:46 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2011

Red Gully to Traverse  Sucess!

Great climb up Red Gully, then went on to traverse to the Needle. Probably my favorite climb of all time!

Gareth

Gareth - Sep 3, 2013 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013

Red Gully  Sucess!

After having climbed Crestone Needle back on Labor Day 2004, nine years later, on the same weekend, I came back and completed the pair. Crestone Peak is a neat mountain, but I have to say that I liked Crestone Needle better. I'd hate to be in the Red Gully if the rock was wet! I had forgotten what a pain Broken Hand Pass was.

morethanreal - Sep 3, 2013 5:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013

First time in Colorado  Sucess!

The Red Gully is much longer than expected!

pacojgarza

pacojgarza - Aug 16, 2013 10:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013

first time on the peak  Sucess!

Had nice weather that made for a great time getting to this summit via the red gully after a wet hike to So. Colony lake the previous evening. It was the first of 20 peaks that I summited on my 14 day peakbagging trip.

cftbq

cftbq - Aug 10, 2013 8:54 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2013

Red Gully  Sucess!

A return climb by the standard route, with two new climbing partners. No one else on the mountain, summit fogged in by the time we got there. Just made it back down to Cottonwood Lake before rain and graupel hit! Very satisfying.

Trailboss88

Trailboss88 - Jul 20, 2013 1:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2013

via Cottonwood Creek  Sucess!

Fun and relatively easy climb up the red gully to the saddle. Easy scambling to the peak and East Crestone. Cottonwood Creek trail was semi-bushwhacking but very scenic with many waterfalls. We camped near treeline just before it got steep and it was a good decision. Could be done as a day trip with good weather (13 miles RT)

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