Drift Peak Climber's Log

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xskier77 - Jul 25, 2004 11:00 pm

Route Climbed: Villa Ridge Date Climbed: July 24, 2004  Sucess!

Great fun on this easy class 2 route and a wonderful view of Quandary from the summit.

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - Apr 19, 2004 2:56 pm

Route Climbed: Villa Ridge/NW Bowl Date Climbed: October 7, 2001  Sucess!

Interestingly enough I too followed Kane's slightly different route. The rocks are loose on this peak and the slope is actually quite steep. A great peak that properly lords over the gorgeous Mayflower Gulch

Aaron Reid - Oct 22, 2003 6:15 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Bowl Date Climbed: September 21, 2003  Sucess!

Drift peak is a good place for solitude late in the summer season. Even during the summer it does not see that much traffic. The views are awesome, in particular the perspective you have on Quandary. Looking north you can follow the ridge and pick out the summits of Fletcher, Atlantic, Pacific and Crystal. If you approach from the west (Northwest Bowl/Villa Ridge route) the view from the basin below Crystal-Fletcher-Drift has a grand alpine feel. I had great weather for this climb, and given the short distance (~6 miles) took it easy and it made for a great day.


Kane - Jun 16, 2003 10:38 pm

Route Climbed: Villa Ridge Date Climbed: 8-28-2002  Sucess!

This is a very short, and stiff climb. I really recommend this loop route for the hike back over Gold Hill was the most memorable part of the day. The views of the connectiing ridge to Wheeler Peak was excellent. Close to Denver.

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