Awesome, I went to the 14er dot com spring gathering where I met a lot of friends some of who I hiked later that summer. Still some snow in the mountain, I did the loop Horn-Fluted-Little Horn and it was surprisingly difficult class 3 on Little Horn. I descended trhrough a gully to the south to avoid the difficult ridge and got into postholing nightmare.
Part of 14ers.com Spring Gathering.
From Adams, contouring high above Horn Creek. Trip report.
Headed over to Fluted after hiking up this one.
With Fluted Peak, Horn Peak, 7060 & 6980.
Horn Creek is amazing. Ascended to the saddle between Lil' Horn and Fluted. continued over to Fluted and Horn descending Horn Peak Trail.
Combined Little Horn with Horn & Fluted, which made for a nice ridge run with some optional class 3 scrambling. I revisited Little Horn after a winter climb in a light snow storm afforded no views.
Left the Dry Creek Trail to gain the NE ridge in the trees. Nice scrambling on the upper part of the ridge and great views. Continued around the cirque over Fluted and Horn before descending the Horn Peak Trail back to the trailhead.
I agree with Sarah, Little Horn makes for a safe winter ascent. Some nice scrambling on bomber rock as well.
We gained the NE ridge shortly after leaving the Horn Creek TH (at 9700 ft) since we weren't sure how avy conditions on the steeper slopes would be. The snowy ridge required some minor scrambling, but was straightforward. We continued along the ridge to Fluted and this section was harder, 3rd or easy 4th class with snow. The traverse took several hours. Descended south from the saddle between the two (snow conditions were stable and ideal for glissading). Followed the Horn Creek Trail back to the TH.