East Spanish Peak Climber's Log

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McCannster

McCannster - May 28, 2018 9:03 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2018

great hike  Sucess!

Really nice morning hike. More enjoyable than West Spanish. Great views, cool summit. 5 hours 45 mins car to car (from lower 2wd trailhead).

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Feb 2, 2018 11:17 am Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2016

West Ridge  Sucess!

P2K

Kiefer

Kiefer - Dec 2, 2017 10:34 am Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2017

Wahatoya  Sucess!

A long 17 mile day. Saw no one all day. Great weather.

tylordthemighty - Aug 22, 2013 10:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

With Rambo the 120 pound dog!  Sucess!

6.5 hours with the doggie. Ran out of water, need to have the doggie carry some next time. Awesome hike with awesome views!

milan - Oct 22, 2012 5:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

Best twelver ever!  Sucess!

It was great. The views are spectacular.

strawd

strawd - Aug 1, 2011 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

strawd  Sucess!

Very nice climb. We didn't start at sunrise, but were still on top before noon and off the ridges before the first claps of thunder. For me it was quite steep, but I'm used to switchbacks like they have in Big Bend or the Grand Canyon. Here there was really no "trail" above tree line.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Aug 11, 2011 10:45 pm

Re: strawd

Hey, you were part of the "oil and gas" team, right? Good to see you on SP! It was fun to meet you and your friends and co-workers on the peak. -Sarah

strawd

strawd - Jan 16, 2012 9:46 pm

Re: strawd

Yes, that was us. I was the one chasing you two up the mountain thinking two of our group was ahead of me. I never did quite figure out where it was I passed them! It was a great climb, but boy were my quads sore for about 3 days! -Dean

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 23, 2011 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

West Ridge  Sucess!

I waited 10 years for this! After summiting West Spanish Peak in July of 2001, I finally made it back to this area to summit East Spanish Peak. This mountain did not disappoint. Our campsite along the 4x4 road was pretty divine, too. Thanks to Alan's directions, we found a campsite at 10:00 PM in the pitch dark - no problems! Just like West Spanish, though - man, there were a LOT of bugs at the summit!

jm141302

jm141302 - Oct 22, 2010 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

Camped in the Saddle   Sucess!

Hiked from the 2WD trail head up to the saddle, stayed a night and climbed the next day. Perfect weather, only saw 2 other people. Coming from 1000' to 12,000' was interesting. Took us about 6 hours from saddle to peak and back to the saddle. I wanted to try W. peak from the saddle, but my girlfriend said no. We drove to Cordova pass for the W peak. I would love to go back and do both from the saddle, but we will need to be a little more physically prepared. I love the view from these mountains.

sevenvii

sevenvii - Sep 18, 2009 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2009

W. ridge from 4wd  Sucess!

First time this summer I had a mountain to myself. Was a nice hike overall. Camped at 4wd trailhead and left from there at 6 a.m., glad I didnt leave any earlier as it was brutal on the talus with so much frost. I stayed about 30 mins on top hoping to let the sun melt it a little but was still slick as snot on the way down. Glad I had poles both for the slippery talus and steep descent to the saddle, and I mean steep :D.

pyerger

pyerger - Jul 30, 2009 3:06 pm

east spanish peak  Sucess!

I love this climb. Very remote, For a peak so close to the interstate. Great little rock scrabble at the top.

kavak

kavak - Jan 7, 2009 10:01 am Date Climbed: Sep 28, 1997

West Ridge Route  Sucess!

We had beautiful weather for this one. We hiked from the lower trailhead and yes it is more strenuous than the higher West Spanish Peak.

shknbke

shknbke - May 12, 2008 7:03 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2008

West ridge  Sucess!

There's still a ton of snow on the north and east facing slopes to the saddle and I paid the price. Brutal sidehilling on snowshoes. It got easier once I got to the saddle as I stayed on south facing aspects as much as possible. Steep grunt to 11K, then it's pretty mellow after that. The descent in the softening snow was torture, but thankfully it was only 2 miles with patches of dry trail on west facing slopes. We got to within .4 mile of the 4wd trailhead and were stopped by drifts. It would be an easy climb in summer!

slowbutsteady

slowbutsteady - Sep 13, 2007 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2003

East Peak woes  Sucess!

East Peak is just harder than West Peak, if you have to slog up from the passenger car trailhead (road). The distance is at least 11 miles round trip and 4200 feet of gain. Left the 2WD trailhead at 5 AM and was on top at 11 AM. Steep to gain the east-west high access ridge leading to false summit.

Jay Moon

Jay Moon - Jun 26, 2006 3:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2006

East Spanish Peak  Sucess!

Climbed West Spanish Peak via the standard route the day before. I thought ESP was harder than WSP! Steep! Great views of WSP, Blanca, Greenhorn, Pikes and back east towards home. Climbed w/good friends Aaron and Cameron.

cruzit

cruzit - Aug 11, 2005 9:43 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

The climbing was great...and the grunt up to the ridge was memorable. Even though Alan forgot the trekking poles...he found me a sturdy stick. What a great day with my husband.

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Aug 11, 2005 12:34 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

Good weather and perfect company. Thanks for a great day. AE.

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