Humboldt Peak Climber's Log

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Wheelbarrow

Wheelbarrow - Feb 5, 2018 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2017

#25  Sucess!

Nice prep hike for the other 4 14ers in the area. As simple and straightforward as it gets. One noteworthy fact: From South Colony Lakes TH it's one of the few trails to a 14er you can ride a bike on for the first 5 or so miles. Highly recommend!

yadahzoemtn

yadahzoemtn - Jan 26, 2018 9:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2017

Beautiful Day in Colorado  Sucess!

With Brent and Michael

BLong

BLong - Aug 2, 2017 11:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2017

Great acclimitization  Sucess!

Great acclimatization peak for bigger objectives when camping around South Colony Lakes.

Moogie737

Moogie737 - Jul 9, 2017 11:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2017

From South Colony TH  Sucess!

#1 7-2-17 W/ Brent & Lana. Beautiful day, strong winds in places but very pleasant on the (crowded) summit. Thanks to the 14ers Initiative group for the wonderful switchbacks above upper South Colony Lake.

Onager

Onager - May 29, 2017 1:36 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2017

Alone  Sucess!

Great hike starting at Rainbow Trail with bushwack up the East Ridge. Snow on the East Ridge didn't even require traction it was so consolidated! Fantastic day!

kronshage3

kronshage3 - Apr 22, 2017 12:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2016

West Ridge Route  Sucess!

Started around 6:45AM. Highly suggest bringing a 4WD car that you're willing to put through a little abuse to get to the upper trailhead. LOTS of mosquitoes, repellent a must. Probably my favorite place route in Colorado in terms of views. LOTS of wind along the ridge. Back at car around 1:30PM.

climber46

climber46 - Oct 24, 2016 7:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009

Great views  Sucess!

Climbed Humboldt Peak with a friend in August 2009. We saw another hiker with two domesticated goats carrying HAM radio equipment to the top. The views of the Crestones was great! The hike was quite straightforward.

utclimber - Oct 16, 2016 5:18 pm

Humboldt Peak  Sucess!

In the late 90s in August. Got snowed on.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Oct 10, 2016 11:32 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2016

With Obstruction  Sucess!

Third time up, this time via the standard west ridge route with Rachael after an ascent of "Obstruction Peak". Nice fall day!

ozarkmac

ozarkmac - Sep 9, 2016 8:55 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2016

Windy day. The best view.  Sucess!

With daughter and friend a day after Crestone Peak. We were crab crawling on the summit to avoid getting blown over. The view from the saddle above South Colony Basin is hard to beat.

birdhead

birdhead - Jul 10, 2016 10:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2016

West Ridge  Sucess!

Straightforward hike up with really nice views of the Crestones from the summit. Spent over an hour on top enjoying the view. Ran into a hostile mountain goat near South Colony Lake on the way down.

shanahan96

shanahan96 - Nov 29, 2015 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2009

east ridge bliss  Sucess!

climbed humboldt's east ridge with mike and prakash on a lovely winter day. the wind on the summit was intense, combined with an outstanding view of the crestones. another great winter outing in the sangres!

jamie

CWFry

CWFry - Aug 6, 2015 2:12 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2014

West Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed west ridge, from South Colony Trailhead. Nice climb.

wbass

wbass - Jul 14, 2015 1:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2014

South Colony Big Day  Sucess!

Oh, to spend an entire day in the mountains! In spite of the distance and the vertical ascent to manage in a day, this one has it all.

BradBartick

BradBartick - Jul 3, 2015 8:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015

East ridge  Sucess!

With Michelle. We chose the East Ridge from Rainbow TH to avoid crowds and because it is shorter than WR by 3 miles. Getting on the ridge is straightforward. Follow the cairns to get on the ridge before the RB trail you are on takes you there. a climbers trail, easily followed, exists on the ridge proper. It dumps you out at a steep forested hillside. From there, do your best. We used game trails to switch it back until treeline. Once at treeline, it is a slog to gain a false summit at 13300 (don't hold me too that). Not too bad, just boring because the angle is pretty consistent. And the massive ridge you are on blocks the views until you pop out on top of the false summit and ridge up to the summit. The climb is really only visibly awesome from there on (with just 800 vert remaining). Summit ridge is fun. Basically, I am saying that the West Ridge by the lakes is likely way more scenic. We descended the ER due to wanting to avoid being annihilated by a system moving in. Enjoy!

Hyadventure

Hyadventure - Sep 2, 2014 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2014

Went down Easy  Sucess!

The hike up to the ridge was a bit longer then I expected. Once I hit the ridge I got a bug up my butt and took off fast. Picked the harder (class 3) lines to make it more fun.

ericd

ericd - Jun 23, 2014 3:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2014

Scenic de Cristo   Sucess!

8.5hrs of incredibly scenic hiking on this longest-day-of-year! The rocky 4WD rough road to the trailhead doesn't represent the well-maintained trail up to summit!

MissH

MissH - Jun 23, 2014 12:41 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2014

Nothing humble about this one!  Sucess!

So far the most beautiful CO 14er trail I have been on. Well maintained, wildflowers, gorgeous views, bluebird sky, gentle breeze, frisky marmots... Let summer begin! (and only a few boot-path laden snowpatches to get through)

MadGrad96

MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 10:37 pm

Humboldt  Sucess!

Standard route

alpineair - Oct 28, 2013 10:52 am

Awesome views!  Sucess!

Nice hike in a beautiful setting.

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