Culebra Peak Climber's Log

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rpace

rpace - Sep 2, 2006 6:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

Number 5  Sucess!

Even though it was late August, it was a very cold ascent (around freezing) and very foggy with about 50-60 feet of visibility, but at least the descent was sunny. Probably a very easy walk under normal conditions, but this time it was a good test of navigation skills.

mtnhiker13

mtnhiker13 - Aug 6, 2006 8:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

CMC Trip  Sucess!

It is nice to see pictures posted on this mountain as we couldn't see anything all day long. Low clouds, fog and rain hampered visibility down to nearly zero. The climb was pleasant even though we couldn't see where we were going. GPS was most helpful! we totally missed seeing the huge Cairn except from down below where you can see it on the ridge.!! Too funny...

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jul 15, 2006 7:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006

Cielo Vista Ranch  Sucess!

En route to Red Mountain. 4 hours roundtrip. Trip Report

CODave

CODave - Jun 30, 2006 3:01 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

Cielo Vista Ranch  Sucess!

Went up from the upper trailhead. A quick and easy hike, but worth the $150 (also did Red Mtn.)

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - May 20, 2006 3:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2005

14erworld climb  Sucess!

With a bunch of fulk from ol' 14erworld. Quite a large and interesting group. A pristine area and saw my first bear in CO!

km_donovan

km_donovan - Apr 28, 2006 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2005

Route Climbed: Cielo Vista Ranch  Sucess!

I coughed up the $150 to do Red Mountain too since I figure the ranch may get closed sometime in the future. Glad that I did not have to wait to get 53 done and get tossed in the old CMC Lottery. The area is really beautiful.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Apr 13, 2006 2:02 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 1969

Standard Route  Sucess!

Back in the good old days ... we stopped at the ranch to get permission and paid $5.00 to camp.

altitude14er

altitude14er - Mar 17, 2006 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005

Cielo Vista Ranch #254/897-7872  Sucess!

I climbed Culebra Peaks Northwest Ridge via a parking area at 11,700ft. This is an easy climb and I also paid the ranch owners to climb Red Mountain too. I saw several black bears while climbing the peaks and it was an awesome day. (See my trip report for more)

markhyams

markhyams - Mar 5, 2006 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 1997

$40  Sucess!

I was the first person that summitted via the Taylor Ranch that season. Interesting part of the state. More like New Mexico than Colorado.

1mvertical

1mvertical - Jan 10, 2006 12:38 pm

Route Climbed: Taylor Ranch Date Climbed: July 23rd, 2005  Sucess!

Very quick route, being sure we gained 3,000' was a bit tricky. Unfortunately the 7:10 am start time put some climbers in jeapordy from the storm that rolled on the mountain at about 10:45. We meet the rep at 6am, but were not on trail for a while after.

Old Ickabod

Old Ickabod - Aug 13, 2005 7:46 pm

Route Climbed: Ranch Date Climbed: 8-13-05  Sucess!

Alpine Master and I reached the summit in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Even though we saw a bear with cub at about 13,300 feet, I still feel like the climb was bastardized for $100. No one should have to pay a private organization to climb a mountain. Karma will be sweet!

HeatherF

HeatherF - Jul 25, 2005 6:15 pm

Route Climbed: Cielo Vista Ranch Date Climbed: July 21, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with my husband Ed (sisyphus).

rockcairn

rockcairn - Jul 24, 2005 12:59 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!

Great day, great weather, great views, great finale to the Colorado Fourtneers.

Ed F

Ed F - Jul 21, 2005 5:59 pm

Route Climbed: Cielo Vista Ranch - Fourway TH Date Climbed: July 21, 2005  Sucess!

Absolutely beautiful day, and a really nice mountain. The ridge walk was very enjoyable. I also met some great people on the way.

Trip Report: Culebra Peak

doumall

doumall - Jul 13, 2005 3:12 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: July, 1 2005  Sucess!

40th 14er!

xskier77

xskier77 - Oct 10, 2004 9:19 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: October 10, 2004  Sucess!

My final 14er and it turned out to be quite a fun trip. We drove down Friday night and camped by the gate to the ranch. It was pretty cold that night and the sounds of cows and coyotes kept me awake almost all night. Summited Culebra with a large group of hikers from Aspen and then went over to Red mountain. Thanks to the new Ranch owners for allowing access to their land.

jrf

jrf - Oct 3, 2004 5:38 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: October 2, 2004

Never thought I would set foot on top of this peak. Climbed with a group of 22 people under cold, windy, and cloudy conditions. Everyone but 2 made the summit of Culebra. Took 8 hours to do both Red and Culebra from a parking spot just over 11,000 feet (.5 mile below Fourway).

A gorgeous area and I'm very happy I made the trip to do it along with Red. We all had a great experience on the mountains.

RyanS

RyanS - Sep 14, 2004 1:14 am

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: September 11, 2004

Finally done with the 14ers! I acquired permission to climb Culebra from the new owners, and I brought along a few friends. All told, four of us were completing the 14ers. We made the traverse to Red Mountain and back before returning to the ranch HQ.

John Maki - Aug 30, 2004 12:48 pm

Route Climbed: Taylor Ranch Date Climbed: August 28, 2004  Sucess!

CMC trip, we were able to start from Fourway. One more 14er to go (Capitol), glad I didn't have to finish with a group hike of Culebra.

climbcolorado

climbcolorado - Aug 30, 2004 10:50 am

Route Climbed: Taylor Ranch Date Climbed: 8/29/04  Sucess!

Nice hike with 25 CMC members! The last of my 54 Colorado 14ers!

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