Engineer Mountain Climber's Log

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Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Sep 8, 2011 2:48 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

Beautiful Summit  Sucess!

We had some time to spare so we did this real quick on the way to Ouray. Gorgeous hike with awesome views all over. I was pleasently surprised with the class 3 sections on the route. We ended up taking the class 4 chimney because we didn't get out of the corridor soon enough. Awesome views! We had the summit to ourselves!


trevycas - Jun 29, 2011 11:48 am Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007

Always Enjoyable...  Sucess!

I've been up Engineer several times since is always a short, fast hike in the summer...looking forward to a winter scent!

REM - Jun 25, 2011 10:25 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2002

From Coal Bank Pass

Aborted at the "Crux Move." Attempted with Gary M.


Tonka - Jul 22, 2010 12:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

NE Ridge  Sucess!

What a cool climb. I little bit of everything. Short but all the things you would want in a full day. Loved it!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 18, 2010 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2010

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Holy MOSES, is there anthing NOT to like about this mountain? As soon as we left our vehicle we were surrounded by 6-ft tall wildflowers. The meadow below the peak was exploding in color. The ridge was indeed quite loose in the San Juan tradition, but it was an exhilarating ride. We had a high pressure system over us and no threat of afternoon storms - barely a cloud in the sky. Heaven on earth.


bryangast - Jan 7, 2010 10:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 1997

One of my favorites.  Sucess!

I have done this peak multiple times, always a satisfying climb.


iditarod81 - Sep 15, 2009 3:26 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2009

Great fun!  Sucess!

Summited after visiting friends in Durango. Never been to the San Juans before--simply grand! Talk about colorful Colorado. It started to hail around 10 am, but we were only a few hundred yards from the trailhead.


scottmitch - May 18, 2009 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2009

nice ridgeline  Sucess!

from coalbank pass - 2.5 hours up 1.5 down


goofball - Oct 13, 2008 10:36 pm

From Coal Bank Pass  Sucess!

Sometime in 1992, plus or minus a year. Nice hike, a little scary at the time as it was one of my very first peaks and I really felt the exposure.


BigRob - Sep 18, 2008 3:54 pm Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2008

Winter Conditions   Sucess!

Full winter conditions on this day. Snowed almost all day. Snowshoed in from Coalbank.


sshankle - Mar 20, 2008 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2008

Sweet Snow Ridge  Sucess!

First trip into the San Juans, I climbed this with SW Adventure Guides to get introduced to the area. It was a little more burley than I was expecting, but GREAT FUN!


citizen453 - Mar 16, 2008 10:15 pm

Engineer Mountain and Brew  Sucess!

Climbed this one many times, in many conditions and that crux never gets old. Great area at timberline for side hikes and exploring the highlands. We usually finish this peak off by heading back to Durango for the brew named after the mountain, makes for a nice little tradition.


WyoNative - Jan 30, 2008 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 1999

Summit Beautiful Autumn Day  Sucess!

Incredible views of Purgatory and Hwy 160.


gremlin - Oct 24, 2007 1:44 am

normal route  Sucess!

done it 3 times now, once normal, once during the full moon, and once in winter


mtnhiker13 - Jul 26, 2007 1:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Great approach hike - the flowers were awesome. The ridge was fun once I got over the shock of the crux move but the looseness on the mountain gave me the creeps. I had visions of the mountain just coming tumbling down at some point. Nice short hike if you are looking for a 1/2 day adventure.


st_mcchristi - May 9, 2007 11:44 am Date Climbed: May 31, 2006

Coal bank route  Sucess!

Great Climb, mild scramble with GREAT views!


weeds19 - Feb 13, 2007 3:40 am Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2002

Good times in the winter  Sucess!

This was my first crampon and ice axe climb. I was on a winter mountaineering course with Southwest Adventures out of Durango. The course was wonderful and I learned a ton about winter camping and climbing conditions. The climb went without a hitch and the three of us arrived on top and enjoyed the views of the surrounding area.


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 7:14 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2004

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

A little postholing, but otherwise a fun outing. Borderline Class 4.


illtryanythingonce - Feb 21, 2006 8:30 am Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2006

bluebird day  Sucess!

Northeast ridge. i went up the ridge and skied down the eastern face below the rock bands. The snow was dicey but the climb was good. Left my red G3 ski leashes at the top of Coalbank. Have you seen 'em?


peerzat - Feb 16, 2006 3:27 am

coal bank, northeast ridge  Sucess!

what a great hike/climb. A fantastic 6hr detour off of hwy 550. I recommend it to anyone. It took 3.5 hrs for the four of us to summit and 2.5 hours to descend. another sweet view of the Mighty San Juans. topped off with electricity and hair standing on end at the peak. freaky.

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