Engineer Mountain Climber's Log

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cmcalhoun - Jun 21, 2023 2:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2023

Engineer  Sucess!

Very snowy! Micro spikes were helpful on the approach. The upper ridge is mostly dry. Fantastic views. Back to the car at 1 PM, snow was softening up, but no flotation necessary.


Kiefer - Sep 2, 2022 5:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2022

Standard Trail  Sucess!

With Little Engineer.

dashrsp - Aug 31, 2021 9:43 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2021

Sunset on Engineer  Sucess!

After work climb, great sunset, back at treeline before dark. Route data is wrong. RT is 6.4 miles from pass creek TH / coal bank pass.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Oct 31, 2020 11:07 am Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2020

No Summit

My dog & I headed up early yesterday morning. There was a lot of ice up there and with the loose rock I wasn't all that comfortable hiking alone. I wished we had gone later in the day although it does sound like this mountain isn't all that dog friendly. It was certainly beautiful up there.


Kiefer - Sep 21, 2020 9:59 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2020

Early season snow  Sucess!

Little spicier than expected. The new, early season snow was a surprise. Cool ascent!


chicagotransplant - Sep 8, 2020 7:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2020

Smoky scramble  Sucess!

Solo from Coal Bank Pass, fun peak and cool ridge but the smoke came back in with a vengeance this morning. By the time I got back to the car you could barely even seen Potato Hill, and forget about Twilight. Will just have to climb it again some day so I can get the full view!


14RBND - Jul 16, 2018 11:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2018


Incoming clouds chased us off the summit at around 11:30 a.m. after a great climb with friends from AZ and my sister Jody who lives full time in Durango. We started the hike from the Coal Bank trailhead at 7:30 a.m.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Apr 9, 2018 11:56 am Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2018

With the AAC  Sucess!

Durango chapter


birdhead - Jul 10, 2016 11:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2013

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Fun scramble near the end. Got rained on for the last mile on the way out.

Climbed again 7/13/17. For the second straight time I had no views from the summit due to clouds! Still a fun hike.


evant - Feb 22, 2016 12:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

great hike  Sucess!

fun scramble - had my wife a little nervous but she pushed through it.


eferesen - Nov 22, 2015 8:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011

Stormy weather  Sucess!

Nice stormy day. Had the peak to myself


billscherz - Oct 20, 2013 7:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2013

Early Snow  Sucess!

Early snow this year made for an interesting climb. Lots of postholing on the ridge. Great weather!

Fralli - Mar 14, 2013 9:22 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2003

took right at the Crux  Sucess!

By pure chance, I started a solo hike on the pass trail not even knowing about Engineer Mountain. When I arrived at the bottom, I literally felt drawn to this mountain. The weather was fine with just a few clouds. There was some wet snow sticking to the shaded areas. Took left at the Crux as advised by Connor, a young man who was climbing fast off-trail left of the ridge. Felt quite dizzy and totally euphoric at the summit. On the way down I climbed down (about 10 feet) the northern section of the Crux. The 3-foot wide ledge on which then I stood was barely a reassurance from the vertiginous cliff that lay beneath my feet.


awhite28 - Dec 25, 2012 1:19 pm

Engineer  Sucess!

Really fun one!


Misa - Sep 17, 2012 2:35 am


nice climbing at the end, with my mom, Duchess, and uncle. Will bring a mountain bike next time for the approach.

erial - Sep 3, 2012 10:25 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2012

essayons  Sucess!

As a former army engineer I'd been wanting to climb this peak. With good weather was able to also make it up Jura Knob.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Aug 25, 2012 8:21 pm

Lovely scramble

Really nice summit with super nice scramble, great views, with my brother, son, and Duchess (although not a dog friendly mountain higher up). Rained on us on the way down.
2nd time up - mid April for Easter (even brought Easter egg with me). Lovely snow climb, skinned up, the descent on skis between the trees was hard (snow melted at spots, easy to get into cliffs etc).


wbass - Jul 30, 2012 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

Engineer Redemption  Sucess!

After spending the previous day attempting to summit Sneffels in an early morning deluge, it was nice to be able to attain this summit. A crux of crumbly holds wasn't quite what I expected, but was grateful to savor one of the best views in the San Juans.


WalksWithBlackflies - Jun 20, 2012 12:22 pm

A fun mountain  Sucess!

When I saw this mountain, I literally pulled off the road and climbed it. I didn't think there was a trail, but soon stumbled across it. I then thought there certainly couldn't be a good route to the top, but was surprised when I saw several people on the ridge above. I ventured a bit onto the face to get away from the conga line and also to spice it up. It was a LOT of fun, and great scenery too.


seano - Mar 10, 2012 7:39 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2012

NE ridge  Sucess!

Fun short snowshoe. Took an hour-long nap in perfect weather on top. Trip report.

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