Limestone Ridge Climber's Log

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Scott - Nov 10, 2021 9:17 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2021

Limestone Ridge  Sucess!

The weather forecast wasn't very good, so I headed for some lower peaks. I first climbed Limestone Ridge between Fairplay and Buena Vista. On the way up, I got pretty wet climbing through the grass and fallen timber, but I reached an old (and very steep) road cut before heading off trail to the summit. The views were nice from the edge of the cliffs, but the higher peaks were all socked in. I was surprised that there were juniper trees near the summit. I haven't seen them this high before. After enjoying the summit, I followed the old road cut back to the vehicle. On the descent I saw a chicken! It was a real chicken, not a wild bird.

After summitting Limestone Ridge, I decided to head north for Peak 10,350. It was a nice hike and was only steep in a few places. The views weren't quite as good as from the edge of the cliffs on Limestone Ridge, but were still pretty good. I then headed back, finding some interesting mining ruins on the west side of the ridge along the way.

It was very cloudy and humid on the climbs, but it never did rain more than a few drops.


chicagotransplant - Apr 28, 2012 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2012

Hiding from the Wind  Sucess!

Nice peak with good views. A good way to spend a windy cool spring day while the high peaks were getting blasted with wind. Also climbed PT 10350 to the north and some other peaks south of US 285.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Apr 10, 2011 6:03 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2011

9 Peaks  Sucess!

With Round Hill, Black Mountain, Antero Benchmark, Kaufman Ridge North, 10350, 8380, H-44 Benchmark & 7740.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Dec 27, 2010 2:29 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2008

Brief and nice  Sucess!

No register, but a quick hike! Pretty nasty road to get there.


shanahan96 - Feb 13, 2010 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2010

end of a three-pack  Sucess!

hiked limestone ridge in on again, off again weather w/mike. it was a nice caper to a 3-summit day along with UN 9125 and castle rock.


Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Dec 29, 2009 7:25 pm Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2009

McGee-Lenhardy Route to northern slope  Sucess!

Minus some occassional "trapdoor" snow conditions (wind crust over sugar snow), this was a delightful snowshoe. Snow on the north slope was easily thigh-deep in places, making for good exercise. Views of the Sawatch were incredible.

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