Huron Peak Climber's Log

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Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - Jun 18, 2006 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2003

S Winfield TH Ascend NW Slopes  Sucess!

Beautiful hike on a great trail with more switchbacks than I'd ever seen before. The high alpine meadow on the route is one of the nicest places I've encountered on any hike.

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - May 20, 2006 3:50 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2004

Hike with a Texas bud  Sucess!

Pure solitude and fresh snow with a friend from Texas. Absolutely stunning views of the Three Apostles and got to see my first stoat!

royswkr - May 10, 2006 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2004

From Winfield  Sucess!

Somehow mouse nibbled our food supplies in car


ClearSkiesAhead - Apr 26, 2006 4:04 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2005

Nice Fall Day  Sucess!

Although it was still technically summer for a couple more days, the weather was mild and enough trees were changing that it felt more like fall. Great day and an easy trail. We had sun all day.


apierce - Apr 7, 2006 5:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2005

Route: Northwest Slopes  Sucess!

Great trail; like climbing stairs. Short and sweet. Loved this peak.


markhyams - Mar 4, 2006 8:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2003

S Face  Sucess!

We missed the turn-off to the standard trail, so we ended up here. A different approach to a great summit.


markhyams - Mar 4, 2006 8:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 1994

NW Slopes  Sucess!

One of my favorite Sawatch 14ers. Much more scenic than the rest.


foreverwild - Feb 21, 2006 6:38 pm

Beautiful climb  Sucess!

Climbed Solo on a nice august morning, very scenic.


Kiefer - Jan 28, 2006 1:44 am

Route Climbed: East basin Date Climbed: September 2001  Sucess!

Fantastic weather and again, no people. Good day. Pretty views down below at the trailhead.


barratt - Jan 19, 2006 9:44 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 8/21/05  Sucess!

Hiked with highschoolers Mike and Ryan. They smoked me up to treeline. Longer hike than expected but gorgeous view Three Apostles. My 17th 14er.


1mvertical - Jan 10, 2006 12:44 pm

Route Climbed: North East Basin Date Climbed: July 22, 2003  Sucess!

This route is a nightmare. From thorn-bushwacking to boulder hoping to crossing streams. I would not reccommend this to anybody.


chicagotransplant - Jan 9, 2006 8:22 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!

Makes for a great 1/2 day outing


TexasClimber - Jan 5, 2006 9:53 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Slopes II, Class 2 Date Climbed: June 30, 2005  Sucess!

My wife and I climbed Huron Peak during our annual 4th of July climb, raft and skydive weekend we do out of Denver each year. It was cold and windy towards the top but clear skies! This was the first time in my CO climbing where we were practically the only people on the mountain and the summit. I guess Thursdays are much better than the weekend!


jclements - Dec 22, 2005 7:25 pm

Route Climbed: Standard, from North Ridge Date Climbed: Summer 2002  Sucess!

Bushwacked from the closed road from Winfield, found the trail up high. Did this solo with Osita, my dog.

ysid - Oct 25, 2005 12:42 am

Route Climbed: SW Slopes Date Climbed: September 10, 2005  Sucess!

This route was tougher than the standard route. After the cabin at 11500' or so, the trail veered left and then ended up in a boulder field. From there, it was hiking across boulders toward the west, gradually angling upward, all the time with great views of the Apostles, but slow going. I skinned my knee on a loose boulder. Once I got to the saddle at about 13100', the climb became easier. The rock along the ridge to the top was more solid, with a little bit of exposure but not too bad. All in all, a decent alternative to the crowded standard route.


dunking_deutschman - Oct 1, 2005 2:51 pm

Route Climbed: standard route (trail) Date Climbed: September 18, 2005  Sucess!

Wow, that 4wd road between Winfield and the signed trailhead is an adventure! What a blast. Anyway, the trail proper starts out gentle for a half mile and then must average a 25 degree incline or so after that. The trail is a marvel of sound trail construction. By far the best steep trail I have ever had the pleasure to climb. It will remain in great shape for decades if not longer, except for the very top, which has some stretches of very shallow and slippery scree. The views are quite impressive for a Sawatch 14er and the hike is divided into 3 or 4 unique and distinct sections that keep it interesting.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 30, 2005 10:10 pm

Route Climbed: standard/sw slopes to Winfield Date Climbed: July 16, 2004  Sucess!

Spectacular views of the Apostles, fun route-finding on descent, saw a mountain lion during off-trail traverse back to trail


km_donovan - Sep 16, 2005 11:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2002

Route Climbed: Northwest Slopes Date Climbed: July 2, 2002  Sucess!

Got the 4WD parking at 10,600 ft. on the same day that I did La Plata. The sky was clear so I went late and was on the summit at around 7 pm and back down around 9:15.


chef007 - Sep 2, 2005 3:12 pm

Route Climbed: standard-winfield start Date Climbed: Aug. 21 2005  Sucess!

Great views from the summit even though I got snowed on a little bit.


doumall - Aug 29, 2005 4:46 pm

Route Climbed: Standard with descent into Apostle Basin Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!

Took a few first timers for my 72nd trip to 14k. Nice day and good views in the Apostle basin. Saw lots of goats on the south ridge.

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