Kachina Peak Climber's Log

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chicagotransplant - Jul 7, 2016 6:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2016

Wheeler Grand Traverse  Sucess!

1st; 7/5/16: Rachael and I started from Bull-of-the-Woods trailhead, summited Walter, Wheeler, Simpson, Old Mike, "Fairchild", Lake Fork and Kachina and then descended the ski area back to the car. Some fun scrambly sections between Simpson and "Fairchild" and again to get up Lake Fork. Long loop, not sure the mileage of vert but we took about 9 hours to complete it.
2nd; 5/19/18: Rachael, Scot and I started at Williams Lake trailhead and summited Wheeler, Simpson, "Fairchild', Lake Fork and Kachina before descending through the ski area back to the car.

neo - Jan 14, 2014 2:01 am Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2014

Please Help  Sucess!

Please Help Protect Kachina Peak!


C Wenker

C Wenker - Oct 2, 2013 10:31 am Date Climbed: May 11, 2013

Loop  Sucess!

Up SE face/ridge; ski descent back to Bavarian.

Bezoar Goat

Bezoar Goat - Mar 21, 2013 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2010

still never skied the K chutes!  Sucess!

Once I get to those this summit is just so close...


Koonsy - Jun 25, 2012 12:38 pm

Sweet Hike  Sucess!

This had a awesome finish and the views were well worth it.


AFmountaineer - Mar 24, 2012 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2012

Beautiful  Sucess!

Awesome mountain to climb and to ski


JohnnyCO - Sep 2, 2011 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2011

Nice start to the day..  Sucess!

Maintenance road to the top of the lift. cabin shack chute to gain the ridge. Continued to sheeps head peak. Plenty of sheep!


alecdavis1992 - Jan 3, 2011 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2008

Climbed up, boarded down.  Sucess!

I climbed up the ridge from the lift, not sure if that counts as a climb, but i had fun!


strudolyubov - Jul 11, 2009 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2009

Kachina Peak from Taos Ski Area  Sucess!

Climbed Kachina Peak many times since 2000. Last time climbed from the base of Kachina lift and continued on a ridge traverse to Wheeler.

12/05/2010: Climbed Kachina in snow from the base of Kachina before traversing to Lake Fork peak and Vallecito Mountain.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 8, 2009 9:05 pm

nice ski mountain  Sucess!

Well, this is a part of ski experience in Taos. Great work out to the top, and then nice skiing down.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Jul 3, 2009 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009

9 Peak Day  Sucess!

Climbed the ridge from Kachina all the way to Wheeler. We hit Kachina Peak...An unnamed peak, Lake Fork Peak, "Bighorn Peak",Pt 12,728, Simpson, Old Mike, Wheeler, and then Walter. Started at 7:20am and then finished at 5:30. We started at the Williams Lake Trailhead. Amazing day! The weather somehow cooperated with us the whole time. Very fun traverse. Saw lots of Elk, Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Goats. SO MUCH FUN!!


scotthsu - Sep 21, 2008 12:34 pm

nice summit

I climb it about ~5-10 times every ski season via Highline Ridge, and have also climbed it 3 times in the off season (via Hunziker Bowl in fall 2003 and Main Street in spring 2003 and spring 2008).


b. - Jul 23, 2007 4:18 pm

Early turns  Sucess!

The resort opened late that year so we hiked up and found moderately pleasant talus turns with minimal bleeding.

Dan the Jones

Dan the Jones - Jul 23, 2007 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

up and around  Sucess!

Started at Bull of the Woods parking area. Hiked up the chutes in the Hunziker Bowl and across the broad ridge to the summit mound. Unseasonably clear skies so we continued on to Lake Fork Peak.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Jun 30, 2007 6:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2007

Wonderful Night  Sucess!

Got to the summit around 3:10 am after starting at 1:25 am. There was absolutely no wind and the full moon lit everything with a subtle glow.

Midlife Mountaineer

Midlife Mountaineer - Aug 28, 2005 4:03 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge along ski area boundry Date Climbed: august 25, 2005  Sucess!

Easy hike through the ski area on the maintenance road. I left the road at Hunziker Bowl and started climbing straight up at the ski area boundry. Next time I'll try something a little different. This route was quite steep and had many loose rocks. I made a couple of boulders tumble.

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