With Rachael and Scot. Part of a loop with "Never Summer", Lead, Hart Ridge and Howard. This one was our least favorite, loose rock on the descent of Hart Ridge and scree slog the last couple hundred feet to the summit were energy zappers.
A long boulder hop starting below Lake of the Clouds. The route turns to a little 3rd class below the saddle, but nothing too difficult. A windy, but cloudless, day in the Never Summers!
Daytripped with "Never Summer Peak", Lead Mountain, Hart Ridge, Howard Mountain & Mount Cumulus.
Stormed off the summit of Cirrus. I've got unfinished business in these mountains.
From camp in Hitchens Gulch, climbed the unnamed peak east of Howard Mtn, Howard Mtn, Mt Cirrus, Lead Mtn, and 'Never Summer Pk' with my friend Keith. Visited Pinnacle Pool the next day.
Great glissade down the north side if there's enough snow.
We climbed Mt. Howard and then traversed to Mt. Cirrus. The amost 2000ft glissade from the saddle between Howard and Cirus was one of the best one's I had in RMNP. We picked up our snowshoes where we stashed them above Lake of the Clouds then snowshoed down Hitchens Gulch to the Grand Ditch and back to where we camped at Mosquito pond.
Cool summit with great views. Climbed with the guy below me. Beautiful day in the hills!
Climbed with smudge on our way from Lead Mountain to Mount Cumulus.