French Mountain Climber's Log

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BradBartick - Jun 29, 2022 11:35 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2022

Crisco, Francisco, and French Fry  Sucess!

Solo, completely alone from car-to-car. Terrific trio of 13ers. Went counterclockwise.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Sep 1, 2018 4:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2018

French, "Frasco" and Casco  Sucess!

Great mellow "3 fer" with Chris & James Oliver. Acclimatization hike for Elbrus. Nice day; better weather than expected.


chicagotransplant - Aug 20, 2018 9:58 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2018

Francisco Trio  Sucess!

With Rachael. Francisco traverse from Casco and back down the road. Hadn't been up these in 14 years! A repeat that was a long time coming, fun traverse.


telemarkdude - Sep 14, 2016 8:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2016

Excellent Sunny Day  Sucess!

Started from the creek crossing at the very bottom of FS-110J. Really don't think a stock SUV can make it to the mine; the rocks just past the second creek crossing is the obstacle. Anyway, a very nice hike with great summit views.


rmjwinters - Jun 25, 2016 2:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2016

With Frasco & Casco  Sucess!

Plenty of stream crossings on this one!


seano - May 14, 2016 3:05 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2016

From Casco  Sucess!

Other than cold feet, a decent traverse via Frasco on wind-packed snow. The return to the main Halfmoon Road, on the other hand, was a classic Sawatch slush-fest. Trip report.


shanahan96 - Jan 27, 2014 1:23 am Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2014

extra credit  Sucess!

great extra credit! with my tunnel vision focused on casco, i didn't give french(#56) a thought. fortunately, sarah did! the ridge from casco to french and back took us 4+ hrs, but i avoided spending two more nights camping in the winter, and snowshoeing 14-16 miles. i'll take that trade off anyday!



pyerger - Aug 15, 2013 9:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2013

french  Sucess!

combined with Casco! Great day


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 4:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2008

2 of 3  Sucess!

Snowfall the prior night, slippery ascent. Got French and Frasco then had to descend back to Halfmoon TH due to illness.


big_g - Dec 26, 2012 11:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2011

French and Frasco today  Sucess!

Got 2 summits before the weather started turning. Guess I'll be back.


ajberry - Oct 27, 2012 1:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

From Lackawanna  Sucess!

S Fork Lk TH and NW slopes route up Lackawanna. Then over to Casco and on to French via Frasco BM. Descent into basin to E of Casco-Frasco Col from about half way down to col from Frasco BM (loose red gravel; perfect for descending), and back down to TH. A wonderful ridge-y loop. Nothing beyond 2+.


Misa - Oct 1, 2012 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

long hike  Sucess!

A long hike to the summit with mom, Duchess, and mom's friends.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Oct 1, 2012 9:59 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

Nice hike  Sucess!

Nice hike with great company! - my son took off and we had a hard time to keep up with him, Sarah, Senad and Eric following and Duchess running in between us trying to get some food :). Easy hiking.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Oct 1, 2012 9:04 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

French Group  Sucess!

French Mt. was first summit, great day, weather and group!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Sep 30, 2012 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

FFC from South Halfmoon Creek TH  Sucess!

Left the Rubicon at home, so we barely left the main Forest Service road before embarking on our hike. Sumitted on this crisp fall day with Liba, Michael, Senad and Eric. Dutchess ate my friggin' Chex Mix at the summit, that furry little schnook! :-). I was busy enjoying my celebratory Irish Mist. Amazing views of a sea of Mountains!


theREALCarpeDM - Sep 15, 2012 11:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012

Trio on a great fall day  Sucess!

Standard route from Halfmoon TH: up French, over to Frasco, then Casco, down via the Casco's saddle with Bull Hill. As mentioned, the toughest part is getting down Frasco to the saddle with Casco. Seems like a few legit class 3 moves in there. Glad I didn't bring the dog. Shawn parked his 4Runner shortly after the first creek crossing. Made pretty good time: 11.6 miles in 7h40m - but there is a LOT of easy road walking.


boisedoc - Jul 23, 2012 12:09 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2012

francisco  Sucess!

started at the Halfmoon trailhead and did Roach's francisco traverse. Had the basin and peaks to ourselves. Could see folks over on Elbert.


sevenvii - Jul 10, 2012 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2012

From North Lake Crk TH  Sucess!

Up Lackawanna gulch, and the "Fiascol" then triple team of Frasco, French, and back to Casco

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Apr 21, 2012 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2012

East Ridge (Not standard)  Sucess!

Started off the Halfmoon Creek Road and walked that jeep road for 1.75 miles then started climbing straightup the east slopes and the east ridge. Some snow to contend with and class 3 rock on the headwalls. Above 12,200 feet the angle decreased and a long slog remained. I have climbed all the centennial 14ers and 13ers in this area one at a time...all on different days...all individually with no ridge traverses.


DerekFreed - Apr 3, 2012 2:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2010

Trio from Halfmoon TH  Sucess!

French, Frasco and Casco. From Iron Mike Mine, ascended the grassy slope to the summit of French, then traversed over to Frasco and Casco. Roughest part was the Frasco side of the Frasco/Casco ridge. Descended the saddle between Bull Hill and Casco.

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