Crystal Peak Climber's Log

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strudolyubov - Mar 19, 2012 11:08 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2012

SW Ridge from Pacific Peak  Sucess!

Hiked SW ridge of Crystal Peak after climbing Pacific Peak West ridge from Mayflower Gulch. Nice hike, beautiful weather, great views.


mansfieo - Dec 8, 2011 4:57 am Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2011

From Father Dyer  Sucess!

Came over from Father Dyer. Nice early winter outing. Just enough snow to make it really tiring, but really fun. Nice into to what Colorado has to offer


MattK - Nov 29, 2011 3:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2011

Fun Day  Sucess!

What a great day! Headed up the unrelenting slopes of Helen and then traversed to Father Dyer and then on to Crystal. Wanted to head over to Peak 9 and 10, but were stormed off at Crystal.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Sep 20, 2011 11:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2011

With Peak 10  Sucess!

Via the Crystal Lakes route. A perfect fall day and a dusting on snow on the surrounding peaks. Traversed over to Peak 10 as well.


theREALCarpeDM - Sep 10, 2011 8:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011

Pk 10--Crystal--Father Dyer loop  Sucess!

Nice loop hike. The ridge to Father Dyer was the best part, but coming down off of Father Dyer was tedious. Had the dog with me - otherwise I probably would have come back over Mt Helen. (class3 ridge, I hear.)


mstender - Aug 24, 2011 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

Traverse from Father Dyer  Sucess!

Great views from the summit and did not see anybody all day long on the mountain. Traverse over from Father Dyer was a little loose in place and not as much fun as the NE ridge up Father Dyer.


BigCountry - Jul 8, 2011 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2011

Running from Storms  Sucess!

Summited Crystal after climbing Father Dyer. Storms were rolling in from the west and I had to make tracks to get down. Cool peak though.


chicagotransplant - Jan 10, 2011 11:22 am Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

Winter Repeat  Sucess!

Group climb from Mayflower with Scot, Scott, Colin, Craig and Shawn. Good kick off to the winter season, lots of trailbreakers and a nice clear day!


Scott - Jan 9, 2011 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

Crystal  Sucess!

Climbed it with Colin, Craig, Scot, Shawn and Mike on a beautiful January day.


astrobassman - Jan 9, 2011 10:11 am Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

Excellent Day   Sucess!

A group of 6 of us climbed Crystal Peak from Mayflower Gulch. I used skis until just below the saddle with Pacific, then walked to the summit. After attempting Atlantic the day before we camped out at treeline. It was pretty comfortable winter camping due to no wind, a large new tent, and lots of beer. Having this many friends along made for a fun trip.


thatnissanguy - Dec 18, 2010 9:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

traverse from Father Dyer  Sucess!

Nice views. Summit was a little uninspiring (flat/round).

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Oct 17, 2010 8:06 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2010

Father Dyer, Crystal  Sucess!

Climbed from Mayflower Gulch
2nd time September 28, 2016 from Peak 10.

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Jul 24, 2009 7:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2009

From Mayflower Gulch  Sucess!

SW ridge. I didn't see anyone all day.


boisedoc - Jul 24, 2009 9:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2009

third peak of the day  Sucess!

came up from Pacific


Kiefer - Jul 13, 2009 9:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

From Atalantic  Sucess!

A surprisingly good mountain.
En route from Atlantic to Father Dyer


SarahThompson - Jun 1, 2009 10:58 am Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2005

3x  Sucess!

10/1/05 - Standard loop over Crystal, Pacific & Atlantic from Mayflower Gulch.

5/30/09 - Intended on climbing Pacific's North Couloir from Mohawk Lakes but found unstable snow conditions. Posthole city and fresh point releases everywhere. Climbed Crystal's south slopes as a consolation prize. Planned on running ridge to Father Dyer and Helen but dark clouds at 9am put a stop to that too. A horrible day.

1/28/18 - Windy winter ascent from Spruce Creek Trailhead via Peak 10. We descended from the saddle between the two which required finessing some some avy terrain. Going back up and over Peak 10 is a safer option, and likely the only reasonable one in typical winter conditions (we had below normal snow and better than normal avy conditions).


mattpayne11 - Apr 27, 2009 2:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 1988

Date Climbed: June 5, 1988  Sucess!

Great views. Very memorable trip. Lots of snow in early June.


slowpoke - Sep 6, 2008 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

via East Ridge of Father Dyer  Sucess!

Combined with Father Dyer and Peak 10.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Aug 25, 2008 11:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2008

SW ridge  Sucess!

Climbed from Mayflower Gulch en route to Pacific and Atlantic. I had to bushwhack a little while crossing Mayflower Creek. I had all three to myself today. Great weather too.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Aug 3, 2008 11:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

With Fr. D from Crystal Lakes, out via Mohawk Lakes  Sucess!

Approached via the lovely Crystal Lake route. Summitted Crystal (three parties from three approaches converged on the summmit at almost the same time). Continued onto Father Dyer. Descended down north slope between Dyer and Helen into Mohawk Lakes. Slope was painfully steep, I don't recommend that return route. Partners: Carol & Deb.

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