Humboldt Peak Climber's Log

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Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 21, 2006 6:18 pm

West Ridge August 1969  Sucess!

Windy day. Nice view of the Crestones.

markhyams

markhyams - Mar 2, 2006 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 1999

Standard Route  Sucess!

A dusting of snow the night before made this a slippery early summer climb.

Kiefer

Kiefer - Jan 24, 2006 2:45 pm

Route Climbed: West ridge Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!

I started out hiking on the trail with quite a number of people actually with more arriving every couple hours. However, due to the smoke (Hyman fire) literally, everyone turned around and went back down. I could watch people start out and linger, then turn around. I was the only one who summitted this day out of perhaps 20+ people. I've never seen this many people at the Colony lakes or had a 14er this difficult to accomplish (Capitol is a VERY close 2nd due to other reasons).

1mvertical

1mvertical - Jan 10, 2006 12:29 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: June 2, 2003  Sucess!

We climbed this after an 11-hour circumnavigation of the area. This included the Crestones, and an attempt on Kit Carson that was thwarted by soft loose snow.

chef007

chef007 - Oct 1, 2005 11:43 pm

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 9/26/05  Sucess!

was going to climb with the crest stones but it was to windy (about 50or 60mph almost gotten blown off)

cftbq

cftbq - Sep 30, 2005 1:49 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 29 September, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed on a very windy fall day, which turned from socked-in to lavishly sunny in the course of about an hour just after midday. A long slog with snow on the ground, but I had the sumit to myself! My 24th 14er.

jwproulx

jwproulx - Sep 6, 2005 7:44 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 5 September 2005  Sucess!

What a pleasant hike! I decided agains Crestone Peak and/or Needle in the morning because I was just too worn out from my Little Bear - Blanca mini-epic two days before. I watched a ridiculously beautiful sunrise, had a leisurely breakfast, and loafed on up to the summit of Humboldt. It was hard to leave - it's just so beautiful there.

mmoerk

mmoerk - Sep 6, 2005 9:55 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge / South Colony Lakes Date Climbed: July 3, 2005  Sucess!

Gave up on the 4WD road and hiked up the whole thing instead. Camped near South Colony Lakes. There were plenty of people, since it was 4th of July weekend, but it never really felt like it was too crowded. Summitted the next morning. Spectacular views on this route, highly recommended!

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Aug 28, 2005 10:47 pm

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: August 2000  Sucess!

1st Fourteener - Great views of The Peak and Needle

Texjbq

Texjbq - Aug 23, 2005 1:08 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 14 2005  Sucess!

snow the last 300 feet up

01aCRViper

01aCRViper - Aug 18, 2005 3:36 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August 14, 2005  Sucess!

climbed up early through quite a bit of snow and ice in just enough time to beat out the clouds

alpine master

alpine master - Jul 24, 2005 1:12 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 21 2005  Sucess!

climbed this after Kit Carson. Long day but good.

Old Ickabod

Old Ickabod - Jul 14, 2005 10:42 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: October 2004  Sucess!

Late start at about 11:30am. Beautiful area around South Colony Lakes. Awesome summit with a little snow on the surrounding peaks. Made it back to the jeep a little after dark. Fun solo hike!

doumall

doumall - Jul 13, 2005 3:09 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August, 28 2004  Sucess!

36th 14er!

mdavenport2

mdavenport2 - May 25, 2005 10:06 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 19, 1998  Sucess!

Climbed with my son on a windy day. Backpack into South Colony Lakes and stayed one night. Want to go back soon.

georgbetsy

georgbetsy - Mar 24, 2005 12:28 am

Route Climbed: South Colony/South Slopes Date Climbed: March 21, 2005  Sucess!

My wife and I started at 5am and reached the summit at 2pm. We followed the road for about 5 miles and then headed up the south slopes. The weather was wonderful all day, but unfortunately we did not bring our sunscreen (stupid) and are now terribly sunburned. Well, a lesson learned.



The sky was perfectly clear and we had wonderful views of the Crestones, etc.

ColoradoScott

ColoradoScott - Feb 4, 2005 12:01 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August 7, 1979  Sucess!

This was my second 14er. We backpacked up the Colony Lakes road from where we parked the car the day before, and choked down a crappy dinner of freeze-dried lasagne (the meatballs tasted like dogfood! - They sure have improved over the years). Then we headed up the standard route; I now understood the term "false summit" since there seemed to be dozens along the route. At least the awesome views of the Crestones took our minds off of them. I was impressed by the dropoff to the north along this route. It was a great day and we had the enire mountain to ourselves.

Richrat

Richrat - Jan 30, 2005 8:56 pm

Route Climbed: South Colony Lakes Trail Date Climbed: May 2002  Sucess!

This was the most wind I have ever encountered. It made a class 1 mountain much more difficult.

bakcast

bakcast - Nov 17, 2004 9:51 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: Summer 1996  Sucess!

My first Fourteener...and first solo mountain....I can remember thinking that I wasn't going to make it.

mr_g

mr_g - Oct 12, 2004 9:57 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: June 17, 2000  Sucess!

Started out from the South Colony Lake 4WD trailhead, and hiked in clouds for most of the trip. We ended up on the false summit until the clouds cleared and we saw the real summit. The CFI trail was nice, although it added additional time to the route.

The road to the trailhead was rough, but we were able to do the 4.5 miles in about 2 hours or so.

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