Horseshoe Mountain Climber's Log

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belexes - Jul 9, 2007 2:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Fourmile Creek  Sucess!

CMC hike. We alternated between hiking on the mining roads and the ridge separating Horseshoe Gulch and Fourmile Creek. The weather was almost perfect. It was pretty windy at the Horseshoe/Peerless saddle, and we had a few drops of rain, but that was all. There was only one other hiker with his dog on Horseshoe. Lots of people were headed up Sherman. Once we were done on Horseshoe, we headed on over to Peerless Mountain.


ElliottDavis - Jun 12, 2007 1:48 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2007

whiteout  Sucess!

and then sunny by Peerless and Sheridan. Went up the Boudoir Couloir with a friendly bunch from the CMC. Was actually underwhelmed by the couloir itself, but had a fine time all around.


rpace - Jun 7, 2007 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2007

West slopes  Sucess!

Training climb with my dogs! Great views of Elbert and Massive all the way up, and good views of the cirque from the top!

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - May 21, 2007 12:09 am Date Climbed: May 14, 2017

Yep  Sucess!

May 14, 2017 Boudoir

May 19, 2007 Horseshoe to peerless to Sheridan.


Kiefer - May 20, 2007 5:30 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2007

From Sheridan  Sucess!

Great day on top! Just enough wind to keep the sun from becoming too hot. Snow was still hard and storms were about 90-120 minutes to the west. Good day.


Gahugafuga - May 20, 2007 5:28 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2007

3 More 13ers off the list  Sucess!

Made a figure 8 of Horseshoe, Finnback Knob and Peerless Mountain. That brings me 3 summits closer to finishing off the most awful and charmless mountain range in the history of this planet.


shanahan96 - Jan 12, 2007 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2007

winter horseshoe  Sucess!

knocked horseshoe off the winter top-100 list. very windy with many devils coming across the slopes above treeline. much nicer day than forecasted.



Kiefer - Jan 12, 2007 3:31 am Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2007

Fourmile Creek  Sucess!

Good, God! Sustained 20mph winds with gusts up around 45-48mph up on the ridge. Air temps in the mid 20's. Don't want to know what the wind chill was. I got knocked down a few times, on a snow slope that was very alarming!
Hiked this with 2 other friends. 7.5 hours. The cirque is amazing!

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Sep 5, 2006 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

From Iowa Gulch  Sucess!

From Sheridan & Peerless back to Peerless. 6 hours roundtrip.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Aug 19, 2006 6:46 pm

Route Climbed: Gold Basin Date Climbed: August 19, 2006  Sucess!

Nice quick trip.


shanahan96 - Jul 1, 2006 12:21 am Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

boudoir couloir  Sucess!

climbed the boudoir couloir with chicagotransplant. going into the horseshoe was very impressive.....glissading over the cornice was fun too.



ashlandbus - Jun 18, 2006 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

Came in from Weston Pass  Sucess!

Climbed coming from Weston Pass. Gained ~1700 ft. in first 1.25 mi from TH to Ptarmigan Peak ~13,800. Continued along ridge to Horsehoe. Didn't see a soul all day. Caught some elk that had two predators stalking (Mtn. Lion?). Scrambled 3 miles of rock falls on the way back down. Bad idea. There was literally no trail to follow from Weston Pass, but all is over treeline, so peaks were simple to find. 99% free of snow.


jrf - May 23, 2006 4:02 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2006

Fourmile Creek  Sucess!

Some drifts still on the road but still an enjoyable hike. The wind really picked up once on top of the ridge but died down a bit on the summit. I'd been wanting to do this one for a while. I'll have to come back and do the couloir sometime.


chicagotransplant - May 15, 2006 5:50 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

Boudoir Couloir  Sucess!

Shanahan96 and I climbed Boudoir Couloir, great climb. It was pretty windy up top so we didn't complete the ridge traverse we had hoped, but a good day none the less. Next time I'm bringing my skis!


markhyams - Mar 5, 2006 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2003

Tour de Mosquito Range  Sucess!

Did this along with Dyer, Gemini, Sherman, Sheridan, and Peerless that day. Good fun.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Dec 22, 2005 12:26 pm

Route Climbed: Fourmile Creek Date Climbed: December 20, 2005  Sucess!

Definitely a memorable trip. Had a great time with Joe, John and Stuart. The winds were ferocious, but the blowing snow and chilly temperatures kept us moving. And it wasn't even officially winter for another 12 hours! :-)


Joe_Parvis - Dec 21, 2005 1:51 pm

Route Climbed: Peerless Mine, east slopes Date Climbed: December 20, 2005  Sucess!

Summitted with SP'ers Brad Snider and John Clements after numbing climb through vicious wind. (John's summit log phrasing is testimony to standard 'climbers' understatement' and the fact that, well, he's tougher than me.) Typing this I still have some residual numbness in the tips of my fingers. Thanks to John and Brad for pushing upward. SP'er Denali20K took an equally wise decision and turned back near the saddle because of the wind. He (Stuart) was the real hero of the day, waiting at the cars to see us safely down and meeting us there with Christmas cookies and beer that he'd brought up.


jclements - Dec 21, 2005 11:41 am

Route Climbed: Fourmile Date Climbed: December 20th, 2005  Sucess!

Snowshoed to the saddle, tapped Peerless, booted up to the summit after Brad Snider. High winds, cloudy, not much view. Didn't think we were going to make it but Brad pressed on. NOTICE: Summit register removed, cap broken.


crzyjt - Oct 9, 2005 12:54 pm

Route Climbed: Iowa Gulch via West Ridge of Sheridan Date Climbed: October 8, 2005  Sucess!

Perfect weather.


HeatherF - Jul 25, 2005 6:08 pm

Route Climbed: East Slopes- Leavick TH Date Climbed: October 17, 2004  Sucess!

Climbed with my husband and my friend Blair.

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