Crestone Peak Climber's Log

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Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 12, 2011 2:59 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2002

Great Peak!  Sucess!

Up the NW couloir from Bears Playground after a cold bivy at upper Colony lake. Many potential mixed alpine routes on the North Face not discussed in guide books.

ABQDrew - Sep 26, 2011 8:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011

Standard Route - Super fun  Sucess!

Super fun route. Everything was clear of snow except for a couple hundred feet of climbing just below broken hand pass on the south colony lake side. Down climbing this section was a bit dicey at places but all in all not too bad. some ppl might prefer a mountaineering axe for this section only.


boisedoc - Sep 5, 2011 1:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

Red gully   Sucess!

Pretty long day hike from the new gate closure. The gully was fun safe scrambling with little exposure. Biggest risk is likely rockfall from other climbers, especially at broken hand pass. Hordes of people around over the labor day weekend.


matthewp - Aug 21, 2011 3:44 pm

Red Gully  Sucess!

First Class 3. One of my favorite climbs to date.


zoomloco - Jul 16, 2011 4:38 pm

ellingwood arete direct to traverse  Sucess!

a nice big peak, though more of a slog than anything else, even via the traverse...TR up at


triyoda - Apr 25, 2011 10:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2009

Red Gully  Sucess!

Very satisfying summit. Sat for an hour at Broken hand pass, waiting for clouds to clear. Finally cleared up and I made a go for it. Crestones are amazing.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Apr 23, 2011 4:39 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2002

Want to go back...  Sucess!

And do this again.


centrifuge - Jan 12, 2011 10:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

cool climb  Sucess!

amazing climb, met bill on this one

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Dec 22, 2010 6:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2010

Snowy Red Gully  Sucess!

Encountered a lot of snow in the gully on the standard route so we opted to climb some fun, knoby rock up to the summit.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2008

Rough ride  Sucess!

The worst part of the entire journey was the ride into the trailhead. Climbed the Needle with my incredible wife Leah and then headed over to the Peak alone. Great day!


rockymountaindiva - Oct 11, 2010 12:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

Another foggy summit  Sucess!

Happy to get this one after the miserable slog up Cottonwood Creek!


Flyingclimber - Oct 5, 2010 8:39 pm

3 in one almost four  Sucess!

Crestone Needle, Peak, Humbolt


mirhash - Sep 7, 2010 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

The Peak from Cottonwood Creek  Sucess!

Tried to make the peak to needle traverse but had to bail due to nil visibility


ericnoel - Sep 6, 2010 4:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2010

Crestone and East Crestone  Sucess!

We made the short approach and camped at the upper South Colony Lake. Then up to the ridge and up the NW Gully. Then down the red gully and over Broken Hand Pass to make a loop of it. Nice area and an interesting route. Steep, but never scary steep.


skorpeo - Aug 29, 2010 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

From new parking lot  Sucess!

Thirteen hours from new parking lot. My partner, Paul could have easily taken 3-4 hours off that time.
From the saddle to the summit was a bit airy, but fun.


metal4lyf - Aug 16, 2010 11:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

N Buttress  Sucess!

The North Buttress is an amazing route and a great preparation for the Peak-to-Needle traverse (which is easier in my opinion than the crux of the buttress). Incredible!


BGL84 - Jul 4, 2010 9:34 pm

Red Couloir  Sucess!

Awesome Climb, Missed out on the exposure, we were climbing in mostly fog and cloud cover, lite hail. Definately an experience. Hope to do the needle soon.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Jun 7, 2010 2:52 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2010

South Couloir  Sucess!

This was a great snow climb from South Colony Lakes. On our way back to Broken Hand Pass, we climbed Crestolita as well.


theREALCarpeDM - Apr 8, 2010 5:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

Red Gully  Sucess!

Love the Sangres!

utclimber - Mar 28, 2010 4:00 pm

Final 14er  Sucess!

Climbing Crestone Peak was very memorable for me, since it was my last of the 14ers in Colorado. I hiked up the South Face from Cottonwood Creek in September of 2003.

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