Humboldt Peak Climber's Log

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heather14

heather14 - Nov 19, 2007 5:55 pm Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2007

West Ridge  Sucess!

After getting a flat on S. Colony Rd, going back to town to get it patched, we made the summit in time for an amazing sunset behind the Crestones!

wlstone

wlstone - Oct 23, 2007 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2007

West Ridge  Sucess!

This is a formidable mountain in the right weather. High winds, heavy snow, but with the right gear it's all good.

spannring29

spannring29 - Oct 21, 2007 12:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007

Meh  Sucess!

I lost a contact on the way up and found it on the way down. That was the most exciting part of the day. We considered the Peak, but weather looked iffy.

HylianHero

HylianHero - Sep 16, 2007 1:19 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 1998

#2  Sucess!

My second. We weren't even planning on climbing it that day, so we got a late start. Made it to the saddle and just kept going. Very windy at the top, saw two other people all day.

dr_gonz

dr_gonz - Sep 5, 2007 1:28 pm

w/ challenger and kit, one day  Sucess!

I think there are more marmots on this mountain than on any other Colorado 14er I ahve been on. This is a great mountain to take a nap at the top on. =-]

ouray19

ouray19 - Sep 5, 2007 12:42 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Humboldt  Sucess!

Lots of people!! Nice work done on the trail. Probably my last 14'er for the season and a nice one to end it with.

matt81

matt81 - Aug 26, 2007 5:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

West Ridge  Sucess!

Easy hike after doing The Needle in the morning.

K_G_Wright

K_G_Wright - Aug 15, 2007 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2005

Playground Indeed  Sucess!

After an unsuccessful attempt at Crestone's N.W. Couloir, I turned around, returned to Bear's Playground, ascended the high unnamed peak, and then hit Humboldt on my way back to my South Colony Lake camp. A playground indeed!

myrone

myrone - Aug 15, 2007 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Via West Ridge from the Upper TH  Sucess!

Wanted to do Kit Carson but got waylaid by a leaky hydration bladder, started up at 5:35AM and reached an empty summit at 8:35. Pretty wet day all-and-all, but the weather held long enough, back to my truck at 10:38AM. My 30th 14'er on this fine wet morning. Sweet!!

Natasha

Natasha - Aug 6, 2007 12:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007

Fabulous Day on the East Ridge!  Sucess!

It was cloudy and foggy the entire journey which made the ascent easier. Small clouds kept enveloping us as we traversed up the mountain which made the Humboldt drop off even more dramatic.

The East ridge was great, saw a lot of wildlife, but no other people until the summit...where we saw ~20 people and more on their way up.

lizrdboy

lizrdboy - Aug 2, 2007 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007

Happy B-Day BSG  Sucess!

Summited just before heading out of the fabulous Crestone group. It happened to be BlueSkyGirl's birthday - so I dedicated the climb to her. Great peak - beautiful shape - easy walk-up. The clouds all around made for great pictures. Lovely!

astrobassman

astrobassman - Jul 25, 2007 2:32 pm

RIP Talus Monkey

Memorial climb with several others from 14ers.com

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jul 11, 2007 10:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

Fun Climb  Sucess!

Nice hike! Great views of the stones.

Scott

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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