Crestone Peak Climber's Log

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cftbq - Sep 10, 2007 2:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

Red Couloir  Sucess!

Standard route from S. Colony Lakes (mid) TH. A mostly cloudy day, but got some sun around noon. Also climbed E. Crestone. 14er #33. A long day, but a great peak.


Natasha - Sep 10, 2007 11:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

Red Gully  Sucess!

Absolutely, incredible...I am still in awe of that peak.

Was going to attempt the NW couloir, but got a late start and wanted more time for route finding so, we decided on the standard route instead.

Loved the climbing in the Red Gully, had perfect weather, and met many interesting people en route, Reascending Broken Hand Pass wasn't as bad as I was expecting. CL Road sucked, but...we all know that. ;)


matt81 - Aug 26, 2007 5:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

Red Gully  Sucess!

Went up the south gully came down the northwest couloir.

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jul 11, 2007 10:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2006

Nice Climb  Sucess!

Went up the Red after climbing the needle, then down the northwest couloir.


bernardhohman - Jun 26, 2007 10:39 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2007

Outstanding South Face  Sucess!

Old Ickabod and I enjoyed a perfect weather day for this summit and the Needle.


Outdoorpartner - Oct 5, 2006 5:34 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

Tough scramble  Sucess!

I totally underestimated this climb! It took me 10 hours, and had some tough downclimbing -- trying NOT to loosen rockfall for those below.

mmitten - Aug 20, 2006 2:25 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Cottonwood / Spanish Creek access restriction!!

The Cottonwood Creek trailhead and the Spanish Creek trailhead both have no trespassing signs up that read "No Public Access to National Forest Land," and "Property of the Crestone Zen Monastery." See trip report.


rasgoat - Aug 6, 2006 10:06 pm

great mountain!  Sucess!

got a ride to sc lakes, that saved me! woke up at sunrise ascended to nw couloir lots of snow still in august! stay left of snow. awesome views of the valley and sand dunes at summit. attempted needle same day but ran out of water


seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 1994

wicked fun!  Sucess!

Climbed this after a Humbolt Karson combo the day before, the climbed the neeedle, descended to Cottonwood side, a short repel and climbed South'west Gullythen down the NW Couloir. Almost slipped on the way down the ledge in the couloir.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jun 19, 2006 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

North Buttress  Sucess!

From Humboldt Peak, Point 13290 and East Crestone. En route to Crestone Needle. Trip Report

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jun 12, 2006 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

Our own variation  Sucess!

What he said. :-)


chicagotransplant - Jun 12, 2006 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006

Red Gully right side variation  Sucess!

Climbed with Tracy (gurlyclimber). We were hoping for sustained knobby conglomerate and the gully really didn't offer it so we mostly climbed the knobby face to the right of the gully to make it more interesting. We descended the gully though because we didn't want to downclimb all of the class 4 stuff we found on the way up. Had the summit to ourselves once again!


km_donovan - Apr 28, 2006 5:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2005

Route Climbed: Red Coulior  Sucess!

Great climb! Details in the trip report :

… and he’s climbing a stairway to Crestone…


bajaandy - Mar 9, 2006 3:57 am

A long time ago  Sucess!

First 14ner when I was just a lad of 15. This is the one that bit me, and I've had the bug ever since. Climbed it with COBS.


MarieP - Mar 6, 2006 4:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2005

South Face  Sucess!

Wanted to do the traverse to the Needle but had to bail because of bad weather.


markhyams - Mar 2, 2006 11:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 1995

South Face  Sucess!

Went over Broken Hand Pass intent on doing the traverse to the Needle, but we pooped out.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Feb 9, 2006 11:35 pm

Route Climbed: From Crestone Needle Date Climbed: August 1968  Sucess!

Climbed both summits because in those days we didn't know which was the highest.


jomal - Feb 6, 2006 1:05 am

Route Climbed: Red Coulior Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

Climbed right after climbing the Needle, so we were pretty tired. A fair amount of snow, so we had to go off route a bit, but a fun, easy climb.


Kiefer - Jan 21, 2006 12:50 pm

Route Climbed: South face & NW couloir Date Climbed: July 22, 2005  Sucess!

A hot day to start. flies and mosquitos were very bad.

ascented via the Red Couloir which was actually quite nice. Solid rock. Spent about 15 minutes at the top and descended via the NW couloir. I would reccommend going up via this route and down the Red. The rock is much looser. There was still snow and water running down the center. The ledges going around were tricky to navigate. Nothing bad but pay attention. Got back to the truck and collapsed. About a 12 hour day.


1mvertical - Jan 4, 2006 5:03 pm

Route Climbed: Red Couloir Date Climbed: August 3, 2004  Sucess!

Took half the time we thought it would. Be very careful of rock fall. A couple of big ones went past me on the descent.

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