Humboldt Peak Climber's Log

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LazyJSkwires - Oct 16, 2023 2:55 am Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2023

Almost snow free  Sucess!

Went up by myself starting from the lower trailhead, it's over 8.5 miles with 5300 feet of climbing. Another couple started from the same spot at the same time, ended up a couple minutes behind them by the time we hit the summit, then beat them back to the trailhead by a couple minutes. Think I only saw 10 people total, pretty low considering most other mountains in the state got hit with a decent amount of snow


JRaphaelson - Sep 3, 2023 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2023

From Upper South Colony   Sucess!

Chill morning ascent after a Crestone traverse the day before.


JesseSumrak - Aug 25, 2021 10:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2021

Windy Times  Sucess!

A relatively isolated down on what looks like a very trafficked 14'er. Winds were insane down at South Colony Lakes, and I decided to suffer the winds on the mountain rather than in my tent. Glad I did. Beautiful day on the peak!


BKiser90 - Aug 23, 2021 6:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2021

Humboldt from Camp at Lower South Colony Lake  Sucess!

After taking a break day due to high winds and forgoing Crestone Needle, we summitted Humboldt Peak. Conditions were extremely favorable with clear skies. The route was obvious and fun. The views were quite expansive. Started just after 6:00 am and summitted at 8:05 am. Back down to camp at Lower South Colony Lake at 9:45 am.


Foxfulness - Oct 7, 2019 6:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2019

Long day from the lower (2wd) trailhead  Sucess!

With a friend, 17 miles round trip from lower trailhead. Wow what a day! Nice to mark this one off the list. Such great views of the Crestones. So tired by the end!


eli.boardman - Dec 27, 2018 11:59 am Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2018

Solo winter east ridge  Sucess!

Terrible snowshoeing through the east ridge's forest, then insane winds but good views of the Crestones in winter


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

Beautiful Day in Colorado  Sucess!

With Brent and Michael


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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!



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 - 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.

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