Humboldt Peak Climber's Log

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Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Dec 23, 2010 11:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2010

From SCL via West Ridge  Sucess!

Wonderful day in the mountains with some great friends! Saw a few bighorns and quite a lot of marmots too. The view of the Crestones from the summit and trail along the west ridge is breathtaking.


Kiefer - Dec 23, 2010 11:03 am Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2010

South Face/West Ridge  Sucess!

Stephanie and I took a meandering route up the south face which connected with the west ridge. Absolutely brutal conditions on the summit ridge and summit. Only time I've been on the summit of a peak and was worried about getting lost.
Clouds all day and rime covered EVERYTHING. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought I was in Antartica.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 1:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Kit Carson/Challenger/Humbolt  Sucess!

Started at Willow Lake TH in the morning with Ted Romero. Got Kit Carson, Challenger and then went over Kat Carson on the way to Humbolt. A storm rolled in and we bailed down Spanish Creek drainage. Long, long day.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Oct 31, 2010 11:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2010

Great view of Crestones!  Sucess!

Hiking from east ridge, descending toward S. Colony Lakes, great day in Sangre!

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Oct 11, 2010 10:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2010

Great Second Choice  Sucess!

After climbing 20 feet up the Ellingwood Arete and deciding the icy conditions would prove too much for our relatively inexperienced group (Kerr and Eric), we headed up Humboldt for a better view of the area. It's a beautiful spot with views as far south as the small mountain along side the Rio Grande Gorge south of Taos.


rockymountaindiva - Oct 11, 2010 12:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2009

Birthday peak  Sucess!

What a great place to be on a birthday!


Flyingclimber - Oct 5, 2010 8:40 pm

3 in one almost four  Sucess!

Crestone Needle, Peak, Humboldt


mmcguigan - Aug 29, 2010 10:43 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010

Loads of fun  Sucess!

Had a great time, nice hike with perfect weather.


csmcgranahan - Aug 7, 2010 12:01 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2010

West Ridge  Sucess!

Summited via the west ridge at 7:00am after a 3:30am start.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Jul 19, 2010 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2010

Northeast ridge  Sucess!

I ran into my first wild Colorado bear on the Rainbow Trail while hiking alone. I passed the trail to go up the east ridge, so I climbed straight up the "fall line" until I got above tree line, and fortunately the ridge I was on led to the east summit ridge. On the way down, I bush-whacked somewhere along the east ridge and came out just above the South Colony Lake road closure. Bluebird day, didn't see any hikers, just a lot of elk.


seano - Jun 12, 2010 3:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010

West ridge  Sucess!

No problems... other than the blizzard on top! Wet day. Trip report

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Jun 7, 2010 3:16 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2010

2nd time  Sucess!

We traversed from Kat Carsen, over obstuction. Super high winds becuase of a sandstorm over the Sangres. We'd take 20 steps, then brace for the winds over and over....


strudolyubov - May 9, 2010 1:10 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 2010

Humboldt Peak via East Rige  Sucess!

Hiked up Humboldt via east ridge route. Started from South Colony Lakes road ~0.7 miles before Rainbow Trail intersection. Nice weather, although a little bit windy, great views!


theREALCarpeDM - Apr 8, 2010 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Rainy and very windy  Sucess!

Got weathered off the Needle, so did Humboldt instead. Probably the worst weather I've hiked a 14er in.


metal4lyf - Mar 14, 2010 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2010

Windy but spectacular  Sucess!

Hiked up via the east ridge with a group from


shknbke - Mar 6, 2010 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

East ridge-winter ascent  Sucess!

Enjoyed a nice late winter day via the east ridge. Snow was somewhat consolidated on the south slopes, but brutally steep between about 10400' and 11000'. The snow on the ridge was very firm. Nice catwalk along the ridge with glorious winter views.


bryangast - Jan 7, 2010 8:30 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 1993

Beutiful  Sucess!

A perfect day for climbing.


JB99 - Dec 9, 2009 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008

25th Birthday  Sucess!

My 25th 14er summit on my 25th birthday.


ianc82 - Nov 28, 2009 2:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2008

Crowded but fun  Sucess!

Fun hike but very popular summit. Great views of Crestone Peak on the way.


jeffrawn - Oct 15, 2009 12:03 am Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2009

Ouch!  Sucess!

Standard route from South Colony Lakes. Temps in the 20's and wind gusts out of the SW up to 50-60mph. This was not much fun, although it was curiously fascinating to have the wind actually push me up as I climbed the final ridge. You can bet I stayed well-away from the north edge!

Spent a long time getting the Jeep to the end of the road - one week before its closure. I think I might rather have hiked!

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