Crystal Peak Climber's Log

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BKiser90 - Sep 25, 2022 9:41 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2022

Crystal Peak via Crystal Lakes  Sucess!

Headed out at first light from the Spruce Creek TH. Hiked the road up to Lower Crystal Lake and then the trail to just before Upper Crystal Lake. B-lined to the Crystal/Peak 10 saddle then the Class 2 route up to Crystal Peak. Clear fall day with colors changing in the Blue River Valley. Views west to the Elks, north to the Medicine Bows.


myrone - Oct 22, 2019 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2018

Crystal Peak from Lower Crystal Lake  Sucess!

Drove long/rugged jeep trail to Lower Crystal lake. Hiked with my oldest son, his girlfriend and my nephew, . Enjoyed the company and wonderful views on this fine day!


habaceeba - May 20, 2019 7:43 am Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2016

Crystal  Sucess!

After Peak 10


chicagotransplant - Dec 11, 2017 11:45 am Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2017

SW Ridge  Sucess!

5th ascent, this time the SW ridge via Mayflower Hill. Considering the dry start to Colorado's ski season, the traverse below the NW face of Pacific was deeper than expected and very time consuming. Unconsolidated snow between talus resulted in many knee to waist deep postholes between the rocks. Luckily only one small knee bruise, as those talus traps can really beat up your legs! I felt fortunate to have avoided worse.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Sep 28, 2016 9:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2016

2nd time  Sucess!

From Peak 10, nice and easy ridge, nice views of Tenmile Range.


BradBartick - Jun 5, 2016 6:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2016

Solitude  Sucess!

I was offered a job in Seattle last month. Told my boss I could not do it. He replied, "Better title, more money, more power, you ok giving that up?" I respectfully declined. Today's solo joy on the SW ridge, and every other excellent Colorado day are the reasons why. Lots of snow and postholing, but loved it. Totally alone with superb weather. Fun easy route.


shanahan96 - Nov 29, 2015 10:01 pm Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2007

80% chance of snow....what?  Sucess!

it said snow, but not quite. a beautiful, bluebird winter day on crystal. #12/100 in winter


Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Oct 11, 2015 11:41 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2015

windy day  Sucess!

PC Combination - traversed from Pacific, up via Mohawk Lakes and down via Spruce Creek Drainage.
Also traversed over Father Dyer.


cftbq - Sep 9, 2015 10:06 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2015

Up Crystal Creek  Sucess!

Centennial #67.


Hotoven - Jul 18, 2015 8:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2015

Nice day.  Sucess!

Did with the brother in law. Also did Father D. peak and Peak 10. Perfect weather, got back to the car just as it started the rain.


nickkarl - Jul 7, 2015 10:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2015

Standard with Peak 10  Sucess!

Fun 2fer with Peak 10. Beautiful area.


chicagotransplant - May 31, 2015 4:39 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2015

East Face Ski  Sucess!

East Face ski descent, snow conditions up high are good but the road is starting to get patchy making it interesting down low.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jul 20, 2014 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2014

solo  Sucess!



seano - Mar 26, 2014 5:56 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2014

From Mayflower Gulch  Sucess!

Headed over the ridge to the drainage north of Mayflower almost right away, and crossed it before it got too cliffy on the north side. Nice view of Pacific. Trip report.


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 6:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2009

One of the days  Sucess!

Have climbed this many times . . . this is the one date recorded.


rmjwinters - Jul 5, 2013 2:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2013

Crystal, Pacific, Atlantic loop   Sucess!

Climbed Crystal, Pacific, and Atlantic via Spruce Creek TH


telemarkdude - Nov 22, 2012 11:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2012

Great Views!  Sucess!

Fairly expansive view from this central location. The hike was fun and relatively short.

milan - Oct 24, 2012 4:42 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2012

First spring hike  Sucess!

Great day in Tenmiles, I used the Mercury skilift in Breckenridge, stashed my skis in the forest, then hiked Pk10, Crystal, Pk10 and Pk9. Awesome whole day trip with some loose rock on the north ridge of Pk10.


alpine345 - May 21, 2012 4:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2005

father's crystal  Sucess!

came over from Father Dyer as part of a loop...


DerekFreed - Mar 30, 2012 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

with Father Dyer and Peak 10  Sucess!

Ascended to NE Ridge of Father Dyer, traversed to Crystal, over Peak 10, descended the Wheeler Trail back to the TH. (Aquaduct Road.)

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