French Mountain Climber's Log

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heather14

heather14 - Sep 22, 2008 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2008

French, Frasco BM & Casco  Sucess!

A great solo from North Fork Lake. Blue skies & sun, sleet, more blue skies, whiteout, blue skies and thunder snow....an interesting finish to the official summer season.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Aug 24, 2008 7:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

French, Frasco BM & Casco  Sucess!

Nice tour of 13ers, I only saw 2 other people all day!

kavak

kavak - Jul 31, 2008 10:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1990

From Casco and Frasco  Sucess!

The end of the trifecta (Casco and Frasco). Interesting views of the back side of Elbert. And if you looked really hard you might see summiters on Elbert.

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - May 23, 2008 2:55 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007

French, Frasco & Casco  Sucess!

10/27/07 - Nice little fall solo hike. Standard Roach route from Halfmoon TH. Some new snow to deal with, but not too bad.

1/19/14 - Via Echo Canyon. A wind scoured line provided an avy safe path to the Bull Hill/Casco saddle and we ran the ridge over Casco and then out and back to French (over Frasco both ways). Quite a long day in winter and the ridge was more interesting than I remembered.

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Mar 17, 2008 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2002

with Frasco  Sucess!

We climbed Frasco & French together from Halfmoon Creek trailhead.

thebeave7

thebeave7 - Nov 5, 2007 7:16 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007

South Slope  Sucess!

Hiked up South Halfmoon Creek, over a few inches of packed snow. South slopes above treeline were completely clear. We left the road early and bushwacked through the willows, then up the easy South slope. Finished with a traverse over to Frasco and Casco. http://www.ericjlee.com/Photos/071102%20FrenchMt/index.php

Gahugafuga

Gahugafuga - Sep 27, 2007 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2007

Francisco Traverse  Sucess!

Dragged ass to the top in windy but otherwise perfect weather. My 45th centennial.

shknbke

shknbke - Sep 24, 2007 2:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2007

from Halfmoon 2wd TH  Sucess!

Hiked French then traversed all the way over to Lackawanna for a cool car shuttle. Great views of Elbert & Massive on French.

csmcgranahan

csmcgranahan - Aug 4, 2007 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Success  Sucess!

Summited French along with Frasco and Casco from Halfmoon Road. French Mountain had one of the better summit panorama's I've seen.

miztflip

miztflip - Jul 1, 2007 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

From North Lake TH  Sucess!

The river crossings were high and wet. The scree slope to the Casco/Frasco saddle was nasty. The traverse to French somewhat fun. All said it was a great outing. Also climbed Casco on this trip.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Aug 5, 2006 7:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

West Ridge  Sucess!

From Casco Peak and Frasco Benchmark. 5:58 roundtrip.

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - May 20, 2006 12:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2002

French to Casco  Sucess!

The valley looked golden due to the willows changing colors. This was a very nice hike filled with solitude (no one all day). Highly recommended.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Jan 9, 2006 8:26 pm

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: July 24, 2004  Sucess!

Combination with Frasco Benchmark and Casco made a nice circle tour.

ColoradoScott

ColoradoScott - Feb 7, 2005 4:32 pm

Route Climbed: West ridge from S. Halfmoon Creek valley Date Climbed: August 6, 2000  Sucess!

Please see my trip report entitled "The San Francasco Treat"

Larry V

Larry V - Sep 12, 2004 7:03 pm

Route Climbed: ridge from Casco, Frasco Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

Lovely approach from the west. Summited Casco Peak first. Fun ridge traverse from Casco to Frasco, quick and easy after there. Bombarded by hail on the return. A large church group from Texas climbed French Mtn earlier in the summer - I think they came up from the east side, which is shorter and easier.

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