I drove to the end of the road and hiked across the ridge. It was very easy but I'm 54 and overweight (I climbed the east summit of Mt. Harvard from Frenchmen Creek the day before). The view would have been grand but I was in a cloud when I was on the summit.
7 hour round trip including a 30 minute delay for a hailstorm. The next year I drove the 9 mile road in a rented jeep and camped at 13,700 ft. in better weather (30 minute walk to summit), still hard to sleep with the cold and altitude.
Very easy 14er, great first time.
make sure to stop at Bongo Billies for some pie after!
After a night of summating shavano and t2, then north carbonate, a 13 'er just west of antero, I approached from the west then climbed the actual peak along the standard route from the sw around 9:30 in the morning under good conditions, descended from there along the jeep trail north down baldwin gulch and on to grouse canyon along the western slopes of mt. princeton and summated princeton at nightfall.
Too much snow, too little gear...turned back amidst the switchbacks
A great wintery hike...although long...this summit provides some great views of the Sawatch, South Park, etc.
Did the peak as a trail run. The four wheel drive trail makes a great run or bike and ends within a few hundred feet of the summit. Nice View.
Lots of snow...straightforward hike capped with a long, fun glissade.
I have mountain biked and climbed Antero. I did my own route from the North but I don't recomend it for others, It involved allot of scree work and a very exsposed 5th class move. I desended the West Slopes route. I mountain biked the West Slope route and biked to 200 yards from the summit! I biked from the summit down and it was a classic ride highly reconmended for expert mountain bikers!
Mt. Antero was the third 14er bagged by my friend Duane and I in September 2000. Originally we had thought to drive up the Baldwin Gulch Road in my 9-year-old Toyota 4Runner, theorizing that the road couldn't do too much harm to my old vehicle. Although many other travellers seemed to agree with that assessment for their own vehicles, we decided instead to park at the main road and hike the 4,900 feet and 16 round-trip miles, if only for the training value. We moved very fast and had a fantastic walk in beautiful weather, and we never regretted our decision to walk even with all the other vehicles on the road.