Humboldt Peak Climber's Log

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.


DanielL - Oct 9, 2013 12:26 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2011

Windy sunrise climb  Sucess!

Quick climb of Humboldt Peak before breakfast at Lower South Colony Lake, after climbing the Crestones the day before. Cold and windy but there was a great sunrise at the top!


telemarkdude - Oct 6, 2013 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2013

West Ridge  Sucess!

Beautiful fall hike. Nice dusting of snow on the Crestones.


Gareth - Sep 3, 2013 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2013

West Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked to the top from camp at the lower lake in the dark. Watched the sunrise. Unfortunately, clouds ruined my hopes of catching the Crestones ablaze in alpenglow. I spent an hour and a half on the summit, and was completely alone.

morethanreal - Sep 3, 2013 5:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2013

2nd 14er  Sucess!

Hiked up to catch the sunrise on the summit. Beautiful view of the Crestones all lit up in orange and red.


pacojgarza - Aug 16, 2013 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013

double summit  Sucess!

Did Humboldt before sunset after climbing Crestone peak in the morning and later waiting out a few afternoon rain showers. It was peak #2 of 20 of my trip. Nice views of neighboring peaks.


astroclimber - Jul 6, 2013 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2012

Warm dry day  Sucess!

Warm dry day. Spent an hour on the summit, with Dave, Kat and Jermiah.


tjbst47 - Apr 11, 2013 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2011

windy  Sucess!

It was really windy.

Bezoar Goat

Bezoar Goat - Mar 11, 2013 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2013

Still soaking wet  Sucess!

Standard Route. Great climb. Snowed 2' in 24 hours. Summitted in a whiteout & dug a cave at the lower lake to dry out. The log shows two guys coming up the SE ridge the day before. Met a few spring breakers on their way in, otherwise secluded. I love winter...

williama3 - Feb 3, 2013 10:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008

Good Times  Sucess!

Bagged and tagged


skyward22 - Jan 15, 2013 3:09 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2012

W Ridge  Sucess!

Some sleet and lightening in mid-summer, 3 hours from South Colony Lake with Dirk Summers and Faith Powell.


Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 4:39 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2012

Felt so much better  Sucess!

than the day before...


Berger - Nov 4, 2012 7:40 pm

Standard  Sucess!

With my daughter.


MarkDidier - Oct 24, 2012 8:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

One of Three Peaks for the Day  Sucess!

Backpacked in to South Colony Lakes. Climbed to the Humbolt saddle, bagged Kitty Kat Carson, Obstrution Peak and finished the day with Humbolt. Awesome 14 hour day!

milan - Oct 21, 2012 2:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

First in Sangres  Sucess!

A super trip with my friends Rich and Juno.

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