Humboldt Peak Climber's Log

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Scott - Jun 18, 2007 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

Talus Monkey Momorial Climb  Sucess!

Memorial climb for Talus Monkey/David Worthington. Climbed with my five year old son.


Kessler - Jun 18, 2007 5:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

Talus Monkey memorial climb.  Sucess!

Talus Monkey memorial climb.

Climbed the peak with dad and several others.


Mots010 - Jun 18, 2007 5:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

Memorial Climb  Sucess!

TalusMonkey memorial climb. Great weather, great company. Rest in peace.

Trail is 90% snow free. Ice axe/snowshoes are not needed.


Natasha - Jun 4, 2007 2:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2007

East ridge, early storm, no summit

Gorgeous day (for the most part). Carried snowshoes and an ice axe, didn't use either.

At 8:20a, a few clouds started building. At 9:20 it started snowing. At 10:15a, with less than 1/4 mi from the summit and still no thunder, we called it quits. The air was so ionized (buzzing, poles shocked us, even my hair pins were vibrating against my head, etc.) that we high tailed it straight down the rocky South face to the nearest batch of trees (took 1.5 hours to "high tail" it down the loose rock, while thunder began in the distance).

We followed a stream to S Colony Rd and called it a day...thankful to not be another statistic.

Still a GREAT day. I hope next time that the weather will work in our favor.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - May 9, 2007 11:47 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2007

Humbolt Saddle  Sucess!

Ben and I climbed summitted in the evening of May 1st, only six days before TalusMonkey died climbing Humbolt. We left the Sangre de Cristo Range May 5th due to horrible weather conditions after spending 12 days climbing in the range. We summitted Broken Hand Peak earlier that morning.


ppergande - Feb 15, 2007 12:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2005

West Ridge  Sucess!

A good hike with good friends! Don't beat up your car on the approach into the South Colony Creek Drainage. It's a long walk from the 2WD trailhead, but the South Colony Lakes make for excellent camping. We also saw many big horn sheep.


Flex - Jan 21, 2007 10:40 pm

W Ridge Jul/06  Sucess!

This was a weak consolation hike after getting rained out of the area with big plans for a bunch of the technical routes. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to go back.


doumall - Dec 31, 2006 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2006

Humbolt Winter Summit Ski Descent  Sucess!

Snowmobile to 11,000' on S Colony Road. Skinned up SE gully to 13,200'. Booted up talus/snow to summit, skied from summit down SE gully to S. Colony Road. Had to remove skis and walk over 100' of rock shortly after summit.


boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1989

sunset hike  Sucess!

Dashed up from South Colony Lakes and caught a spectacular sunset over the Crestones. Getting down the talus in the dark wasnt much fun

Aaron Dyer

Aaron Dyer - Nov 28, 2006 1:21 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2006

Easy  Sucess!

Without that mess of rock scree on top, this wouldn't be a 14er.


flamethewolf - Oct 22, 2006 3:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

Number 4  Sucess!

4 down... easy climb, next time Crestones


Outdoorpartner - Oct 5, 2006 5:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2006

Nice hike  Sucess!

Good acclimitization hike for Crestone Peak


tjchino - Sep 11, 2006 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2005

Standard Route  Sucess!

nice walk up with friends!


ktiffany22 - Sep 3, 2006 6:05 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

Climbed after the Needle  Sucess!

After finishing a spectacular summit early in the day on Crestone Needle, we decided we had the strength to head back down to S.Colony Lakes and hike up Humboldt. Spectacular views of the Crestones from the Peak!

mmitten - Aug 20, 2006 2:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2006

Cottonwood / Spanish Creek access restriction!!

The Cottonwood Creek trailhead and the Spanish Creek trailhead both have no trespassing signs up that read "No Public Access to National Forest Land," and "Property of the Crestone Zen Monastery." See trip report.


bc44caesar - Aug 7, 2006 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

West Ridge  Sucess!

Started at the 4x4 TH. Cloudy day, so not much to see. Got rained on almost the whole way back (again).


seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 8:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 1994

Smooth and green  Sucess!

great views of bad ass peaks!

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jun 19, 2006 7:16 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

West Ridge  Sucess!

En route to Point 13290, East Crestone, Crestone Peak and Crestone Needle. Trip Report

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jun 12, 2006 3:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

Night Hike  Sucess!

Anyone know if there is anything technical on Humboldt? Since it was dark I couldn't tell but it looked like there might be something on the cliffs below the ridge.


chicagotransplant - Jun 12, 2006 2:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

Standard Route Full Moon  Sucess!

Climbed in the moonlight with my girlfriend, had the whole peak to ourselves! We got a little off route in the darkness but once we got off the ridge we didn't even need the headlamps. Awesome moonlight reflection off South Colony Lakes!

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