McClellan Mountain Climber's Log

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JesseSumrak - Jul 31, 2021 12:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2021

Edwards, McClellan, Argentine, Wilcox Linkup  Sucess!

Rough 4WD road up to the Mine in the dark, but not hiccups along the way. Got a quick start up the mountain to Edwards, then stuck, close to the ridgeline to get McClellan. No easy path back to Edwards, so I cut across the basin towards a glacier and made way up the south side of that to rejoin the "trail" back to the saddle between Edwards and Argentine. Followed some mountain goats up to Argentine (though, the path they chose to follow was harder than mine). From there, the cloud were looking a little scary, but weather reports told me I had a few more hours. I picked up the pace and crossed the gap over to Wilcox. Stick close to the ridgeline—there's remnants of a social trail there that will protect your ankles a bit more and protect the tundra. Summitted Wilcox and booked it back to the saddle to then follow a social trail down into the basin. However, the trail disappeared and I had to bushwhack back to the road to follow it back to the mine. If using my GPS to do the same, I recommend almost always sticking to the ridgeline between these mountains. Whenever I strayed away, I found myself coming back.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jun 13, 2020 9:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2020

with Edwards and Argentine  Sucess!

a day in high altitude.


BradBartick - Oct 2, 2016 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2016

Grays, Edwards, McClellan, Ganley,  Sucess!

Long ride. Descent from this ridge route into Stevens Gulch is sketchy and unrealistic, so watch the weather. After Ganley summit, I followed the ridge west awhile until I could descend the steep slopes (to the road to Grays lot), which are intermittently cliffed out. Grays, Edwards, McClellan, Ganley, IPA.


nickkarl - Sep 7, 2013 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2013

With Edwards  Sucess!

Nice hike from Waldorf Mine with Mount Edwards. TR link:


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 8:48 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2010

With Edwards  Sucess!

McClellan to Edwards, then a great glissade on the descent. Saw a 4X4 stuck in the snow along the 4WD road (all winter?)


Peakbug - Jul 7, 2013 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2013

McClellan #33  Sucess!

After Argentine and Edwards.


jfulcher - Jul 4, 2013 3:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2013

From Edwards  Sucess!

Came over from Edwards. Descended the south east side of McClellan back to Waldorf.


rkymtn - Jun 23, 2013 11:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2013

From Mount Edwards  Sucess!

The third peak of the day with my wife. We began hiking off the summit to the road, but decided to turn back and take the gulch down Edwards. It proved to be quite efficient and brought us down near our vehicle at the mine.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jun 15, 2013 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013

Ganley Traverse  Sucess!

Ganley Traverse, Nice weather, easy hike from Ganley Mountain.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jul 5, 2012 10:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012

With Ganley  Sucess!

Just a day to get above treeline. Unfortunately, no way to get above the smoke from possibly the worst fire season in recorded history in the West. :(


SarahThompson - Mar 15, 2012 8:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2005

Three times  Sucess!

10/30/05 - With Edwards & Wilcox from Waldorf Mine on a snowy and windy fall day.

3/14/12 - Loop over Ganley, McClellan, Edwards & Kelso from Bakerville.

7/28/17 - Kelso Ridge -> Torreys, Grays, Edwards, McClellan.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jun 27, 2011 9:13 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Edwards and McClellan from Waldorf Mine  Sucess!

We enjoyed an absolutely beautiful day on Edwards and McClellan. Heck, I even enjoyed the drive up to the mine in the Jeep! We had a blue-bird day with barely a cloud in a sky and enjoyed 1,100 of glissading on the descent.


argothor - Oct 3, 2010 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2010

McClellan and Edwards  Sucess!

After a failed attempt on Edwards several years ago, it was time to try again. This time I was successful. Started at the old Waldorf Mill. While I was on the summit of Edwards by myself, I could look down on the Grays Peak trail and see a multitude of people hiking up Grays. Good to be by myself. On the way down I hit McClellan Mountain.


heather14 - Jul 13, 2008 12:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2008

A Quick Ridge Run  Sucess!

I did a quick ridge run from Edwards all the way to Pt 12??? around Stevens Gulch. It was a great day until trying to get down!


peakrat76 - Apr 27, 2008 11:13 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1980

Via the old RR Grade - Class 1  Sucess!

Hiked up the old RR grade above Waldorf. I love this area - very historic & lots of goats.


MountainHikerCO - Mar 5, 2008 11:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 1992

Waldorf  Sucess!

I climbed McClellan along with Edwards from Waldorf Mine.


MattK - Dec 28, 2007 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2007

Edwards and McClellan  Sucess!

Dog and I from Edwards.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Nov 19, 2007 2:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

After Edwards  Sucess!

Nice little bonus after hiking to Edwards. I dropped below the ridge to check out some of the scrambling conditions-- steep and loose but enough fun to be worth the extra effort.


shknbke - Oct 14, 2007 10:46 am Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2007

from Waldorf Mine  Sucess!

Did McClellan as the first of 5 peaks on the day from Waldorf Mine, finishing on Otter. Did this hike right before a big storm, probably the last snow free day of the year in the Front Range.


Haliku - Oct 11, 2007 3:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2004

Waldorf Mine  Sucess!

It started as a pleasant day. Once on top of Edwards the weather started getting dark to the west behind Grays. Got back to the truck via the loop over McClellan Mountain. The 4x4 trip in was an added adventure.

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