Handies Peak Climber's Log

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Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Sep 19, 2010 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

Via American Basin  Sucess!

In Colorado, September can be summer, September can be winter, and...if we're lucky...September just acts like September. Warm, crisp, clear, sunny days...not too hot, not too cold. No snow, no thunderstorms. We slept until 7:30 AM, ate a big b'fast, left the Bed & Breakfast at 10:00 and didn't reach the trailhead 'til 11:00. I love this time of year...when it behaves like September.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Aug 29, 2010 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010

Sunrise!  Sucess!

Enjoyed watching the sunrise from Handies summit to end my 2010 trip to Colorado. Hiked in from American Basin.

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Aug 26, 2010 4:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2010

Grizzly Gulch  Sucess!

Beautiful approach. The summit lived up to its reputation--amazing!


dakotaconcrete - Aug 8, 2010 12:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2010

Sultry  Sucess!

With Arien, Tom and Ben, we topped out from grizzly gulch trailhead. Nice approach made for a great advance with a summit finish that leaves you elevated for days afterward.

Brian C

Brian C - Jul 28, 2010 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2010

Sunrise  Sucess!

Headed up early in time for sunrise from Grizzly Gulch. A bit of a long time in the dark but made for a great day!


pacojgarza - Jul 28, 2010 12:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2010

Nice hike  Sucess!

This was the last peak in the area after climbing Uncompahgre/Wetterhorn and Redcloud/Sunshine the previous two days. It was a perfect day for climbing, sunny skies and no wind going up the normal route in 3 hours. I had the summit to myself the whole 30 minutes I was there. This one has the best views of the 5 local 14ers. Made it down in 1:10.


belexes - Jul 6, 2010 2:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

Grizzly Gulch  Sucess!

Meetup.com Fierce Planet hike. We climbed Uncompahgre the day before, then camped at Grizzly Gulch. This one was a lot tougher, but the weather was almost perfect, and the views are even better than Uncompahgre. The views of Uncompahgre and The Wetterhorn are amazing! We had planned to continue along the ridge and knock off a few unnamed 13ers, but it looked a little dodgy, so we returned the way we came. The next day, we would finish off the weekend by climbing Redcloud & Sunshine.


skorpeo - Jun 26, 2010 10:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2010

World Cup Day  Sucess!

I watched the US beat Algeria and then drove to American Basin. My noon start was the latest on any 14er. Absolutely no clouds at ALL. Two hours up.
Gorgeous views.


theREALCarpeDM - Apr 8, 2010 6:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008

Beautiful hike!  Sucess!

One of - if not the - most beautiful 14er hike (from Silver Creek/Grizzly Gulch).


Misa - Feb 24, 2010 5:50 pm

great day

with my mom and our dog.


bryangast - Jan 7, 2010 10:03 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1992

An early summit  Sucess!

Lots of wild flowers.


Darren9 - Nov 7, 2009 12:16 am

Wilderness Pursuits  Sucess!

My first time guiding a group in the mountains...a great trail and a great day.


odysseus - Oct 18, 2009 12:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2007

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Climbed from American Basin with Mountain Girl. Great views!


JustinShapiro - Sep 13, 2009 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2009

Climbed from Grouse Gultch  Sucess!

Since we were camped by Animas Forks we decided to add another 3 miles to the hike up this mountain by taking the Grouse Gultch Trailhead. That was a mistake. Once you go up to the ridge at 13,090 you had to drop about 1000 feet into American Basin, then summit. Only take this route if your backpacking.


Tahawus - Jul 25, 2009 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009

Handies Peak  Sucess!

Climbed via the American Basin Route from the Lake San Cristobal Road. The flowers in the American Basin were astounding this time of year. The trail was in great shape although loose gravel made the final ascent to the summit a little more difficult. A great introductory hike to the San Juans.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 8, 2009 4:45 am

from American Basin  Sucess!

nice hike with my son, great fourteener for families with children.

Midlife Mountaineer

Midlife Mountaineer - Jun 27, 2009 3:09 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2009

American Basin!  Sucess!

Awesome day; camped at American Basin. Several nice glissades on the way down.


strudolyubov - Jun 14, 2009 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

Tour de Handies  Sucess!

Hiked up Handies via Grizzly Gulch Trail. Continued on the E ridge to UN 13,795, descended to the lake at 12,323 feet. Nice weather, great views!


BigRob - Jun 7, 2009 12:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009

Grouse Gulch TH

8.8 miles
5180 feet elevation gain/loss
7.5 hours CTC
Snow traverse head of American Basin


sierrasclimber - Apr 7, 2009 10:33 pm

Run it  Sucess!

Quick run up the trail. Fun.

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