Manns Peak Climber's Log

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Scott - Feb 14, 2023 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2023

Manns Peak  Sucess!

February 10

After a scenic drive to the trailhead, Kim and I snowshoed in the dark to the Geyser Pass Yurt where we met Jordan, David, Mary, Bailey, and Doug who all went up on skis. We stayed up pretty late talking before going to bed. Doug and Jordan arrived earlier than the rest of us so had the yurt nice and warm before everyone else got there.

February 11

In the morning, Kim decided to stay behind in the yurt and everyone else but me decided to go skiing on the lower slopes of Mount Mellenthin and Burro Ridge.

Alone I set off and snowshoed around Burro Ridge to Burro Pass, breaking trail along much of the way. From Burro Pass I headed up the ridge to the summit of Manns Peak. It was windy and I enjoyed the spectacular views before heading back down to Burro Pass.

At Burro Pass, I decided to climb the North Face of Burro Ridge. Conditions were stable, but it was a rather sketchy ascent and I should have brought an ice axe and crampons. I broke through the small summit cornice and found myself within a few feet of the summit. I admired the views before heading down the south face of Burro Ridge and back to the yurt. In the yurt we leaned how to play Exploding Kittens. I'll let anyone who wants to look that one up.

February 12

In the late morning, we all skied or snowshoed back down to the trailhead before departing ways and heading for home.

ARosenberry - Jul 27, 2021 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2021

Manns Peak Via Burro Pass   Sucess!

We drove out from Gateway CO using Taylor Flatts road. We had to leave our car where Geyser Pass Road forks off to Geyser Creek Road, about 6 miles from Burro Pass. It was about a 15 miles roundtrip and about 3,500 ft. elevation gain. I have hiked this before from Warner Lake and definitely recommend the Burro Pass route. The last 1000 ft. in elevation gain are tough, there are some cool stairs that leave to a false summit. There was no trail for the last leg but you can clearly see where you need to go. The trail sing at Burro Pass says 1 mile to Manns but it is more like 1.7 miles. This is one of my favorite hikes. We only saw two other people the whole day and one USFS employee.


jlockwood114 - Dec 29, 2018 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2017

Route: Beavers Basin   Sucess!

1st summit of a 2 months wilderness stay. Camped out at Beaver Basin and preceded to climb up 1600 ish feet to ridge line just north north-west of Manns summit. Traversed counter clock wise and climbed from the south the remaining 250 or so feet. Much easier route down towards Burro Pass. Would recommend coming from Burro Pass however it can be climbed from the North just very exposed. Could see the Colorado Rockies from the top as well as Bears Ear National Monument, Pretty Cool!!


chicagotransplant - Oct 19, 2014 7:46 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2014

Burro Loop  Sucess!

Loop from Burro Pass trailhead with PT 11641 (the one to the NE), Tomasaki and PT 11926. Overcast and some flurries later in the day, but still had amazing views!


Crystalcarpenter - Oct 15, 2014 12:46 am Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2014

Mann's Peak  Sucess!

Great hike from Geyser Pass to the top of Mann's Peak. Gorgeous views all around. Quite a day!


eamhatch - Sep 2, 2014 4:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2014

Labor Day Weekend: Manns and Tomasaki  Sucess!

While the masses flooded my beloved Moab on Labor Day weekend, Ammon Hatch and I headed to the more remote La Sals. We climbed Manns Peak via Burro Pass, and we tagged on Mount Tomasaki just for the sake of it. We only saw one solo hiker during our hike, so if you're looking for someplace secluded next Labor Day then I recommend these peaks.

Oh, and bring a windbreaker.


ZeeJay - Jun 18, 2012 9:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

Northern La Sal traverse  Sucess!

Started at Burro Pass TH and climbed Manns, 11849, Pilot (12220), Green (12163), Mount Waas, Castle Peak (12044), and La Sal Peak (12001). Returned the same way except that I skirted the tops of the peaks whenever I could.


jhardink - Jun 12, 2012 5:37 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2008

Beatdown  Sucess!

Climbed the ridge of 12ers heading north from Geyser Pass- Tomasaki over to La Sal Peak.

Also returned on June 23, 2009 to climb Manns with my wife.


bruceg - Sep 8, 2011 6:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

East of Geyser Pass to Burro Pass  Sucess!

Climbed with my brother. Nice trail through a beautiful basin. Easy ridge to the peak. Great views into Beaver Basin and south to the highest peaks.


Pfeiffer75 - Sep 6, 2010 12:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

Ridge Traverse  Sucess!

Climbed Tomasaki, Manns, Dry Peak, Pilot Peak and Green's Peak from Geyser Pass.


jamesmc2 - Jul 4, 2010 11:49 pm

Manns, Wass & Tomaski

Climbed Tomaski from Geyser pass then traversed ridges to summit Manns and then Wass. After you have done the "triple crown" of Peale, Tuk and Mellenthin you should do this one!


seth@LOKI - Jul 27, 2009 4:19 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008

Ski Traverse  Sucess!

much cooler on skis. the New version of SUWA would not approve but I'd like to bike down to Burro pass.


byates - Dec 1, 2008 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2005

with Waas  Sucess!

Via Miners


peakrat76 - Apr 28, 2008 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2002

From Tomasaki  Sucess!

Perfect day for our first peaks in the La Sal's. Also hopped over "Point 11947." The weather was perfect and there was enough snow left up high for great photos.


Britette - Apr 20, 2008 3:30 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2008

During Ski Traverse of N La Sals  Sucess!

Came from Geyser Pass, along Burro Ridge and dropped onto south ridge of Manns. Could skin all the way to Summit. Skied the north face with Seth and Jack B, into Beaver basin. Then hit Mineral and Green before exiting at Miners.


seth@LOKI - Apr 3, 2008 11:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006

From Gates of the North  Sucess!

Short day with rain coming on after climbing the sub peak between Manns and Tomasaki. Met the huge Cyclops eye-patch cowboy in the Gates of the North then was spooked by a flock of crows on the ridge up. Eerie...but I'm intrigued for more. It seems to take many folks a day or three to climb the La Sals, its taken me years...


weeds19 - Feb 20, 2007 10:13 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2004

Unplanned climb  Sucess!

If the truth be told, we were attempting to climb Waas but our lack of good maps lead us to Manns Peak before finally figuring out where Waas was located. It's a a nice peak, though and in retrospect I'm glad we messed up our intended route!

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Aug 25, 2006 6:15 am Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2005

My first La Sal summit  Sucess!

Incredible views in every direction...Sneffels and the rest of the northern wall of the San Juans were visible.


grandwazoo - Sep 29, 2003 1:33 pm

Route Climbed: Beaver Basin - via Waas, Pilot, and Green ridgeline Date Climbed: Sept. 28th 2003  Sucess!

Camped at Beaver Basin and started the climb to Waas and then along the ridge hitting Green, Pilot than Manns. Completed the trek over to Tomasaki and back to Manns.


rmjwinters - Aug 25, 2003 2:55 pm

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: June, 2003  Sucess!

I drove to the end of the road and parked at 10,600 ft. I climbed up over Burro Ridge and dropped down to Burro Pass. From Burro Pass I continued up the south slopes to the summit. It was windy and I didn't stay long. I decided to traverse to Mt. Tomasaki and return by dropping straight down the southwest slopes of Tomasaki.

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