Handies Peak Climber's Log

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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.

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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.


HokieJim - Aug 23, 2008 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

Awesome views!  Sucess!

Great sunrise over Redcloud Peak on the hike up through Grizzly Gulch. Cold and windy on top, but some of the best views I've seen from a summit!


ktiffany22 - Aug 22, 2008 2:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

CELEBRATION!!!!  Sucess!

#50!!!!! We had a fun celebration on the summit- great friends (thanks Kevin & Jeremy!), specially made t-shirts, mardi-gras beads, sparkling white grape juice in CO shot glasses, gummy bears, and a "50 bouquet!" It is SOOOO nice to finally be there! Loop hiked up Grizzly Gulch and down American Basin.


spannring29 - Aug 9, 2008 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

3 of 14  Sucess!

Third of 14 14ers in 11 days. Nice afternoon hike from American Basin after summiting Wetterhorn that morning.

mattpierce - Aug 8, 2008 6:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

From American Basin  Sucess!

From American Basin


LonePeakFreak - Aug 5, 2008 12:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008

3 for 3 in the San Juans  Sucess!

Climbed Uncompahgre, Handies, and Wetterhorn on consecutive days from our Silver Spur Motel "base camp" in Lake City. The San Juans are amazing! Recommend high clearance 4wd for road to American Basin.


pittbrownie - Jul 15, 2008 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Hardrock!  Sucess!

Took the rough way - Hardrock 100!


thebeave7 - Jul 14, 2008 10:02 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

The Long Way  Sucess!

Climbed this peak as part of my Hardrock 100 pacing duties. Started at the base of Grouse Gulch, climbed up and over into American Basin, up the South ridge, then down into Grizzly Gulch. A decent amount of snow still clinging to American Basin, the Grizzly Gulch side was mostly snow free, beautiful sunrise.


MountainHikerCO - Jul 8, 2008 6:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Grizzly Gulch  Sucess!

Third time climbing Handies. This time from Grizzly Gulch. We were able to glissade down the upper part of the mountain.


davebobk47 - Jul 7, 2008 11:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

American Basin  Sucess!

American Basin was beautiful. Camped the night there and was on trail just before 5am. Made the summit about 7am and was down just past 8am. Wonderful hike.


Natasha - Jul 6, 2008 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Grizzly Gulch  Sucess!

Gorgeous valley! Nice leisurely day. Glad we got an early start as clouds and distant thunder started at 11a.


peakrat76 - Apr 26, 2008 10:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1980

American Basin  Sucess!

My wife, Mrs. Rat, and I climbed this great route back in 1980. Hard to imagine a more beautiful high route in Colorado. There was much less traffic in this country a couple of decades ago!


astrobassman - Mar 21, 2008 4:13 pm

Best view of any Colorado 14er...  Sucess!

Loved it. Not enough time up there...up in down in 2.5 hours due to storms.


MountainHikerCO - Feb 18, 2008 12:22 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 1993

American Basin  Sucess!

This was my first climb of Handies. It was from American Basin. Second American Basin climb was on Jun 20, 1997, when we cooked T-bone steaks on the grill at our campsite.


WyoNative - Jan 30, 2008 11:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2000

Relatively Easy Summit  Sucess!

My first (and only) 14000 foot peak; saw many marmots; hiked from American Basin


tomlauren - Jan 30, 2008 10:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

East Slopes  Sucess!

Hiked the East Slopes from the Silver Creek - Grizzly Gulch Trailhead with my friend Keith. This was one of the most beautiful 14er hikes I've ever been on.


jmc - Dec 21, 2007 9:49 am

11 year old's first 14er

This was my 11 year old daughter's first fourteener. It took a little bit to adjust to the altitude but she was a trooper and summited on a beautiful clear afternoon.

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