Climbed with shanahan96 via Cuba Gulch with a stop on PT 13164 on the way down. Really nice basin, gorgeous views of the backside of the Handies/Jones group the whole way up. We even saw a bear running through the willows. This turned out to be a very appropriately named peak for me, it was my 50th out of the highest hundred, halfway there!
3/12/12- survived a lovely winter excursion up half's SE Corner with steve gladbach, descended the standard south ridge with variations to stay on low angled terrain. cataract gulch had some old avy debris from the previous week, but we never felt threatened as all the paths had released.
10/7/06- the hike up cuba gulch was gorgeous; this is a must see place! the willow whacking at treeline was horrid, but we survived. finally, the final ridge to the summit plateau is downright hairy, to the say the least, when covered by a couple feet of snow and with the wind howling at the most exposed section.
oh yeah, we got point 13,164 for dessert.
A long and wet hike in after early morning showers. I then managed to really screw-up route finding and taking a seriously loose variation to gain the south ridge. Stunningly gorgeous area, although the highlight for me was the small PT 13,164 to the west, where I got a real feeling of solitude. I'll be back to this area!
My first solo climb since I was about 18. Very sketchy weather, waited out a rainshower at about 11,900ft. Made it to the ridge at roughly 12,700 where it started snowing quite heavily. Layered up and took the ridge to the last section of the climb, about 150ft of class III with some class IV moves to make the summit block. Waited for the snow to stop and then went for it. Extremely rewarding summit, fantastic views of the San Juans. Only one on the mountain that day (that I saw!).
This is one of my favorite summits of all time. The final summit ride is an incandescent ridgewalk across a floating skyway. Highly recomended. Climbed with Raymond dog at the end of a four mountains in three days type weekend.
I attempted this mountain when i was about 15. I did not make it to the peak. The climb got a little scary looking so I did not want to continue. This was the first mountain in colorado i attempted. We made it a 3 day backpacking trip. The first day up Cuba gulch, camped at 12,000 feet. The next day hiked half peak, then camped in Cataract Gulch. The last day down Cateract Gulch back to the vehicle.