Handies Peak Climber's Log

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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.


awillson - Mar 29, 2009 12:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007

Handies  Sucess!

Very beautiful climb on the non-standard route.


Pablohoney - Mar 27, 2009 8:02 pm

First 14er  Sucess!

First 14er, quite some time ago


byates - Dec 6, 2008 11:13 pm

a quikie  Sucess!

Did it from American Basin, nice little hike. Wild Flowers were lovely, August 2006


Athos791 - Nov 9, 2008 10:31 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

1st 14er!  Sucess!

After arriving in CO on the 5th and booking it to the San Juans, we made a quick ascent of Handies Peak on the 6th of July. The hike was very enjoyable, and Sloan Lake was still frozen over! Views were the best of any peak i have ever stoop on top of.

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Aug 27, 2008 2:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

What a view!  Sucess!

Hiked up Grizzly Gulch. Nice view of the San Juans!!


shknbke - Aug 27, 2008 9:48 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

repeat  Sucess!

Celebrated 14er #50 for Jim and Karen with a nice loop hike. Went up Grizzly Gulch, traversed over to Whitecross and bushwacked down to the Cinnamon Pass Rd from Whitecross. American Basin side has better views.

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