Huron Peak Climber's Log

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Ed F

Ed F - May 31, 2004 11:11 am

Route Climbed: Standard Route from Winfield TH Date Climbed: May 30, 2004  Sucess!

Unseasonably cold day up high. A fantastic snow climb after a clear, cold night. Couldn't find a continuous snow field to the peak, but only took off the crampons at 13, 800 or so because of talus fields.

By the way, I made it up the road with a Ford Explorer in slight snow with no issues. It's not too bad if you take it slow.


f360driver - Apr 14, 2004 6:45 pm

Route Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: May/03  Sucess!

Completely off route. Fun climb though.


RyanS - Apr 12, 2004 12:19 pm

Route Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: September 8, 2002  Sucess!

We summitted, but clouds obscured our views for most of the day. We only caught one fleeting view of the Apostles. We'll be back...


coloradoiceclimber - Apr 10, 2004 6:45 pm

Route Climbed: SW Face From Clear Creek Date Climbed: November 4, 2001  Sucess!

This would be a great mountain to ski when the snow is right. I remember this one as a work out and one more down. If you like a lot of talus and scree then do this one in the Summer!!


hhsilleck - Jan 10, 2004 7:30 pm

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

Climbed solo starting at 2am for a summit at sunrise - great way to avoid the crowds!

Jim Clarke

Jim Clarke - Oct 13, 2003 11:45 am

Route Climbed: South Winfield TH Date Climbed: July 27, 1996  Sucess!

A nice easy warm-up fourteener. A great starter peak with good camping nearby.


Helga - Sep 7, 2003 9:54 pm

Route Climbed: Winfield 4x4 Date Climbed: September 6th, 2003  Sucess!

Magnificent and easy hike! Took on trail at 5:30 with flashlight;( first ever hike in the dark) was at timberline by 6:15 and reached summit by 9:15; Cloudy, some fog, then cleared just above the peak once the summit was reached. Four people on the top, pika, marmot..... Great views of Ice Mountain, Missouri Peak, Oxford, Belford, Harvard, Yale, la Plata, Three Apostles. One very distinct " ruby red " peak in the distant South, somehow West of Yale. Can anyone tell me what that is?


jrf - Aug 30, 2003 7:26 pm

Route Climbed: South Winfield 2WD Trailhead Date Climbed: August 29, 2003  Sucess!

Beautiful easy hike on a great trail. Only about 7 other people on the mountain in total which made it even better. Reached the summit in about 3 1/2 hours from the lower 2wd trailhead. Great weather the whole way.


odysseus - Aug 7, 2003 8:12 am

Route Climbed: Winfield 4WD TH Date Climbed: July 28, 2003  Sucess!

Drove up to the end of the 4WD road from Winfield. A truly beautiful day, stayed on the summit for about 1 1/2 hours. Well maintained trail.


Grant - Jul 31, 2003 10:22 pm

Route Climbed: Lulu Gulch Date Climbed: July 27, 2002  Sucess!

This day I wanted to do two fourteeners in one day so the plan was to do La Plata first then go back down to the trailhead then do Huron.

When I got to Winfield which is the trailhead for both fourteeners La Plata already had clouds lingering around it so I decided to do Huron first via the LuLu Gulch approach which ascends Browns Peak first (13,500’) then a fun ridge walk to Huron then going down the Huron trail.

The way down was pretty uneventful. Back at the car it was about 2:00 the people I was talking to on top were parked right next to me having some beers and lunch. I sat and had a couple of beers with them and talked. I told them that I wanted to do La Plata also, but the clouds were really getting dark and there was no chance that I was going to attempt it. After they left I was sitting in my car to see what the weather was going to do and all of the sudden at about 3:00 o’clock the clouds left the area and it was sunny.

So I went for it. I had about three hours to get to the summit so I would be back at the car by dark. I was really moving passing people on their way down. Once at timberline the clouds were approaching again, and they were building. So at 13,000 feet I sat down and ate a sandwich and waited to see what the weather was going to do. After a half hour the clouds weren’t getting any better and I couldn’t see anyone in the area, I was all alone and I didn’t want to get stuck on the summit in a storm so decided that this was going to be it for the day and went back down.


rob_runkle - Jul 30, 2003 7:11 pm

Route Climbed: Winfield 4x4 TH Date Climbed: July 23, 2003  Sucess!

Nice easy hike. Storm chased us down, but we waited it out...


kilimanjaro1 - Jul 29, 2003 6:50 pm

Route Climbed: North Ridge from South Winfield TH Date Climbed: July 22, 2003  Sucess!

I had a cheapie 3 cylinder Daewoo rent car so I started from the South Winfield TH. ( I should have looked under the hood- I didnt even know they made 3 cylinder cars- but thats what they said at the rental agency) A halfway decent car could have made it up the road a bit further. The road hike to the 4WD TH was quite easy and enjoyable as there were many fine scenic vistas and campsites along the way. The climb itself was rather easy and uneventful. We got an early start (6 AM- just after daybreak) so no weather problems. A fun climb!


big_g - May 25, 2003 12:47 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2003

Route Climbed: Winfield direct  Sucess!

Made it and tried to ski but the snow was nowhere near compacted enough. Got some glissades in and a short ski run. Buried myself headfirst a few times for my trouble. Cool summit cornice.


Colonelpyat - Feb 28, 2003 4:14 am

Route Climbed: Winfield Date Climbed: August 20, 2002  Sucess!

I climbed this one in the fog and missed out on the famous views. A very nice trail.


rmjwinters - Oct 6, 2002 1:17 pm

Route Climbed: Cloyses Lake Date Climbed: June 15 2000  Sucess!

Something different. Came up from Cloyses Lake and returned via Winfield. Nice loop.

cmccall - Oct 2, 2002 2:57 pm

Route Climbed: winfield Date Climbed: September 15 2002  Sucess!

Very easy climb the weather was perfect


jwclimbs - Aug 28, 2002 4:20 pm

Route Climbed: Standard (from Winfield TH) Date Climbed: August 17th, 2002  Sucess!

Very nice, easy hike. 2hrs/10min from TH to summit. Mother Nature was gracious, and the views were awesome from the summit.


xskier77 - Jul 20, 2002 9:51 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 20, 2002  Sucess!

Got a late start at 10:10 and made the summit three hours later. Quick easy hike with lots of great views and a very fast descent....only took 2 hours to get down. 16th 14er....38 to go

ctruscot - Jun 17, 2002 2:32 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: June 30, 2001  Sucess!

What a beautiful hike. I will be repeating this one. Nice easy dirt trial with nice views and the wildflowers were out. Was supposed to go with a friend who cancelled that morning. I was so

disappointed but I went alone and ended up having a wonderful solo climb. Met my husband at the Princeton Hot Springs afterwards. The day was saved after all!

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney - May 17, 2002 4:52 pm

Route Climbed: NW slope standard route Date Climbed: Aug 17 2001  Sucess!

4th summit of Nolan's 14. Started at 3:30 AM and hoping to go with Hans Dieter Weisshaar but he wasn't ready and said to go on, and Steve Simmons was several hours behind. Most of the other runners had already traversed Huron during the night but I wanted to do the tricky off-trail east basin descent into Cloises Lake in daylight and figured it would be better to sleep on the first night than the second. Beautiful views of the 3 Apostles from the summit. On to Missouri.

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