Handies Peak Climber's Log

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billscherz - Apr 26, 2012 8:55 am Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2012

Spring Skiing  Sucess!

Approached from Grouse Gulch. Got a summit ski descent all the way back to the truck.


Trailboss88 - Feb 27, 2012 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011

via American Basin  Sucess!

After making it to the creek crossing near the TH with some careful driving in my compact, I hiked up the easy trail to the summit. A cold storm was approaching from the south and I got snowed on about halfway down. Saw ptarmigan along the trail.


SarahThompson - Jan 2, 2012 9:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2005

4x  Sucess!

7/3/05 - East Ridge from Grizzly Gulch

11/3/07 - From Boulder Gulch. Climbed with two neighboring 13ers to the east (13,795 and "Campbell Creek Peak").

12/29/11 - Winter ascent of south ridge via Boulder Gulch from Cataract Gulch TH (winter closure).

1/24/15 - Winter ascent up Boulder Gulch again, this time via east ridge in slightly drier conditions. Traversed to UN 13,795 afterwards.


xpda - Oct 29, 2011 1:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2011

Handies  Sucess!


Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 7:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

Very scenic summit  Sucess!

Follow up after an Uncompahgre repeat. An easily obtained summit in good conditions with spectacular views of the grenadiers to the south.

Timothy Pearl

Timothy Pearl - Aug 8, 2011 11:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

First SJ 14er.  Sucess!

Perfect morning outing up Grizzly side. Wildflowers going off! With Eric n Lily.


zoomloco - Jul 16, 2011 5:25 pm

direct  Sucess!

with philmont kids in 2002, we went straight up from the parking lot, probably class 2...san juans, the most beautiful CO range. would like to tag it again on the hardrock 100 soon...

REM - Jun 6, 2011 10:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 1981

From American Basin  Sucess!

Climbed with my Father

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Apr 23, 2011 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2002

Great  Sucess!

One of my favorites.


jdzaharia - Apr 19, 2011 11:42 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

American Basin  Sucess!

Fun hike. Two guys enjoying Coors Original at the summit helped us point out other familiar 14ers. Didn't stay too long, as thunderstorms loomed.


metal4lyf - Feb 18, 2011 1:20 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

With Sunshine and Redcloud  Sucess!

This was a nice easy hike from American Basin. Surprised at all the snow in September.


JohnnyCO - Feb 7, 2011 7:48 pm

Beautiful Hike!  Sucess!

Just a great all around hike/climb. Views were exceptional.


mattpayne11 - Feb 4, 2011 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010

From American Basin  Sucess!

Awesome father's day jaunt with the old man.



centrifuge - Jan 13, 2011 12:24 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

American basin  Sucess!

with wild flowers everywhere


thatnissanguy - Dec 20, 2010 9:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010

San Juan Backpacking  Sucess!

Done along with 5 other 14ers during a week long backpacking trip in the San Juans. Did the standard route. Beautiful hike!


seano - Dec 17, 2010 2:14 pm

Grizzly Gulch  Sucess!

I've done it from American Basin, too. Fun quick hike.


rockymountaindiva - Oct 11, 2010 1:00 am Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2003

Beautiful fall day  Sucess!

Short-sleeved t-shirts on top - perfect day from Grizzly Gulch.


eapikula - Sep 24, 2010 2:37 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2010

Late Afternoon Summit on Beautiful Sunday September 19th 2010  Sucess!

Wanted to tackle a 14er for the weekend, decided Handies was close and accessible. No snow or inclement weather, no wind, temps in the sixties+. When NOAA idnicates weather like this - don't feel discouraged about late starts. Started at 12:45 or thereabouts, summited about 3:30PM, back at Jeep @ 5:15PM. What took me 1.5 hours from lake fork area only took me 30 minutes back, was back at American Basin Parking area in about 1hr and 15 minutes. If you haven't traveled Alpine Loop before from Silverton, do be prepared with a high clearance 4X4 vehicle with skid plates + AT tires! I've taken my Grand Cherokee and Commander thru this area, no problems but if you don't have skid plates and AT tires you risk sidewall punctures and oil pan punctures. Info online is lacking coming from Silverton - my simple notes is 5.9 miles from Animas Forks, basicly up over the pass and down and right at botton of Cinnamon Pass is the turn to American Basin and the trail head.

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.

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