Humboldt Peak Climber's Log

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Mooner - Jun 23, 2012 4:13 pm

Up I Go

6/22/12 Weather was incremental so plans to do The Prow on Kit Carson were scratched from South Colony Lake to summit took 1hr 40 mins and 3 hrs RT.

I like it on top

I like it on top - May 13, 2012 6:09 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2012

Standard Route  Sucess!

Beautiful day with awesome views of the crestones.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - May 6, 2012 2:46 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2012

Nice stroll  Sucess!

from South Colony Lakes. Went on to traverse to Columbia Point


DerekFreed - Mar 30, 2012 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2010

Seclusion on a 14er?!  Sucess!

Hiked on a Monday after Crestone Peak the day before. Saw ZERO people all day until I descended and packed out to the TH. Standard route from the old 4WD TH. Took the Humboldt shortcut to the lakes.


metalmountain - Dec 7, 2011 12:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2011

Humboldt Standard  Sucess!

Awesome day!

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 11:35 am Date Climbed: May 14, 2007

Best views of the Crestone group  Sucess!

Sometimes the best summits are on the less interesting mountains.


pavellush - Oct 5, 2011 3:43 am Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2011

pavellush  Sucess!

Used west route to Humboldt from South Colony Lakes road from a parking lot at the road closure with a gate. Very nice blue skies all way. Really warm for that time of the year!


matthewp - Aug 21, 2011 3:46 pm

1st 14er  Sucess!

The day my life changed. 1st 14er, Almost died in thunderstorm descending East ridge.
Best day ever.


vbeckman74 - Aug 5, 2011 12:14 am Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2005

Unpleasant  Sucess!

This was cold and windy. The wind blew my hat off, never to be seen again. It was blowing so hard, we didn't approach near the cliffs at the summit for fear of being blown off. Loose, ankle breaker talus was never ending. My partners all had some degree of AMS. Great mini-epic.


triyoda - Jul 17, 2011 10:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2011

Great views  Sucess!

Great way to bask in the glory of the harder ascents of the Peak and the Needle. Summit is more interesting than it looks from below.


zoomloco - Jul 16, 2011 5:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2002

pretty  Sucess!

tacked it on after the needle went quicker than expected, 2002. shapely peak, especially as the sun rises behind it

REM - Jun 6, 2011 11:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 1989

From South Coloy Lakes  Sucess!

Climbed with B. Davidson and for the first time, my son Jonathan and my daughter Kimberley.


Stegosaurus - May 1, 2011 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

Defining Independence Day  Sucess!

Some solos in the Sangres for Independence Day: Crestone Needle via Southface, followed by Broken Hand Peak via North ridge/West slopes, followed by Humboldt Peak via typical West ridge in one long day. Drove over from Rye and left the truck at the South Colony Lakes trailhead around 4:30 am, first one on the Needle summit at 8:00 am sharp, Broken Hand summit at 10:15 am, rested at upper South Colony Lake for lunch hour (beautiful trout visible in the rapids), Humboldt Peak summit around 3:30 pm, back at the truck at 6:00 pm and back in Rye in time for dinner. Beautiful day, great rock, but felt like I had been run over by a train the next morning. Highly recommend.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Apr 23, 2011 4:36 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2002

With Dad  Sucess!

First of the 3 for the weekend.


sevenvii - Apr 3, 2011 11:40 am Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2011

Humboldt E. Ridge in the Spring  Sucess!

First time doing Humboldt but had a nice day on the East ridge route. Approx 6k feet of elevation and 13 miles. Strong winds but very warm day for early April. Ridge is largely snow free, only needed snowshoes in trees after leaving the rainbow trail.
Left trail head at 7:12, Summit 12:36, back to car 16:30


centrifuge - Jan 12, 2011 11:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

solo  Sucess!

and an amazingly cathartic climb. Sunrise from the saddle on the 4th of July


StephanieLynn - Jan 4, 2011 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2010

rime!  Sucess!

Thick rime covered everything making for an interesting yet beautiful hike. Well worth the slog up the road from the lower 2wd trailhead.

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Dec 23, 2010 11:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2010

From SCL via West Ridge  Sucess!

Wonderful day in the mountains with some great friends! Saw a few bighorns and quite a lot of marmots too. The view of the Crestones from the summit and trail along the west ridge is breathtaking.


Kiefer - Dec 23, 2010 11:03 am Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2010

South Face/West Ridge  Sucess!

Stephanie and I took a meandering route up the south face which connected with the west ridge. Absolutely brutal conditions on the summit ridge and summit. Only time I've been on the summit of a peak and was worried about getting lost.
Clouds all day and rime covered EVERYTHING. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought I was in Antartica.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 1:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Kit Carson/Challenger/Humbolt  Sucess!

Started at Willow Lake TH in the morning with Ted Romero. Got Kit Carson, Challenger and then went over Kat Carson on the way to Humbolt. A storm rolled in and we bailed down Spanish Creek drainage. Long, long day.

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