7/16/09 - Approached via Needleton and climbed the standard route on a multiday trip for several peaks in the area.
12/30/17 - Three day round trip from Vallecito Reservoir (37 miles & 8,100 feet of gain). The calendar said winter but the snowpack was more reminiscent of October. We climbed the snow-filled couloir left of the standard route and then joined it for the upper portion. Did 4 raps on the descent utilizing the whole length of our 60m rope on each one.
Shawn and I endured rain every single day of the trip up Noname and down Ruby for the centennials there, but this day was the worst - and on the toughest peak. It was storming on every inch of sky on the descent. Lightning struck up on the summit ridge as we were descending the north side. The climbing was easier than I expected (and the south side portion was shorter than expected), but we still used rope more than most people would - especially given the rotten snow in the gully cross-over.
Wow! Went in from Vallecito trail, and up Sunlight drainge, for a total of about thirty five miles. wet, down sloping rock made for an interesting climb. what an awesome remote area!
Hiked from Beartown to nice camp in Leviathon Basin, good trail but fell in crossing Vallecito creek. Long but lovely, sunny day and some fun scrambling just before the summit. Setting ropes was very time consuming, saw others climbing without them.
the great thirteener.
mike, kevin, sarah, scot and i climbed this beauty during our 9-day weminuche trip, and it was the centerpiece of our trip. it had rained during parts of each previous day, and that made leading the wet 5.4/5.5 sections intimidating. the upper 5.2 "crux" was dry and thoroughly enjoyable. the summit views, unmatched.
the term is overused, but not here....a great mountain!
Nice scrambling, but pretty easy. Technical parts have practically no exposure. #18 of 31 on 10 day trip.
Solo climb via North Face route from camp in Sunlight Creek drainage on a two-day trip from Vallecito Creek TH. The lower crux was wet, but can be bypassed on a ~5.4 terrain. Great climbing, nice route-finding exercise, stellar summit views.
Note: If you plan to climb Jagged from Vallecito Creek TH, its 35 mile RT, not 31 mile quoted in Roach's 13-er book.
This peak was the centerpiece of our 8 day Weminuche trip. Climbed from Sunlight Creek, which was a wonderful place, and headed up via the Jagged-PT 12890 saddle to the base of the route. The bottom was wet and we got off route on some 5.4/5 terrain early. The upper route was more straight forward to find, but still complicated and time consuming. The cruxes were harder than I expected and definitely would recommend a rope be carried. Spectacular finish on the south side, great peak and very rewarding. #99 of 100 for me, looking forward to finishing on RGP in a month...
A lucky tag on a rainy day. Climbing steep turf and wet gravel is scary. Trip report.
One of Colorado's best. Love the weminuche
Jagged is a fun peak with a long approach. The day I climbed it was rather busy, with 3 parties on the mountain.
approach and summit were both sublime!
A link to our TR.
A long hike in but very worth the effort. Lots of hail on the descent which made it interesting. Lots of exposure!
super fun scrambling, ended up soloing a 5.7 off route corner down low
To Leviathan Peak. 31 hours roundtrip from Beartown Trailhead.
An awesome trip to a remote, rugged area. The route description here is spot on. We also had trouble following Roach's description of the second crux, and we too went over the chockstone (although neither of us went under it!). We encountered a bit more snow than usual, because of the quasi-early season conditions. See the trip report.