Humboldt Peak Climber's Log

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Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - May 2, 2006 10:31 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2006

East Ridge  Sucess!

The East Ridge was a long tedious hike in ways, but glorious views paid off in the end. Windy up top, but one of the sunniest days I've had in the mtns.


ClearSkiesAhead - Apr 26, 2006 4:01 am Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2006

Windy Day Indeed  Sucess!

Well, I was one of those two people COTrekker02 ran into on the east ridge. It was indeed a very windy day. We climbed the East Ridge via the Rainbow Trail and descended in more or less the same area. Beautiful area.


km_donovan - Apr 16, 2006 2:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2002

South Colony Lakes Road  Sucess!

Camped at the first creek crossing on the South Colony Lakes road. A nice day with great views.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 21, 2006 6:18 pm

West Ridge August 1969  Sucess!

Windy day. Nice view of the Crestones.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Aug 23, 2005 1:08 pm

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

snow the last 300 feet up


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 - Jul 13, 2005 3:09 pm

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

36th 14er!


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 - 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 - 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.

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