Mount Hope Climber's Log

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hokiehead - Jul 6, 2020 9:49 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2020

Mt Hope - East Ridge  Sucess!

w/ Tom and Clarissa. East Ridge up, including Quail, then SE Ridge down. SE Ridge is loose shit -- do not recommend


BradBartick - Sep 7, 2018 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2018

Wit Quail via East Ridge  Sucess!

Good route. Very fun. Descended the easy southish ridge. The cirque SE ridge looks quite technical.


chicagotransplant - May 15, 2018 8:06 am Date Climbed: May 14, 2018

Hopeful Ski  Sucess!

Hiked up the east ridge then skied down the Hopeful Couloir, solo. The trail was mostly dry as was the ridge. Short snow patches easily navigated except one steeper one near the top of ridge which required a little care. Dropped in at 9.30 and the snow was great! A an old wet slide took out a good portion of the apron ski, however. Reclimb to the pass went quick.


boisedoc - Jul 10, 2017 1:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2017

nice day  Sucess!

nice hike up Sheep Gulch and east ridge with my buddy Scott. The trail is steep of course but in great shape (fairly heavily trafficked as it is part of the Colorado Trail and Continental divide trail; and also likely people getting ready for the Leadville 100). The summit and view is above average for the Sawatch. Going much earlier in the year up the east ridge would likely lead to a steep snowfield to negotiate but for the rest of this year, there is no need for an ice axe


rmjwinters - Jun 24, 2016 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2016

Via Sheep Gulch  Sucess!

Beautiful Day


seano - May 9, 2016 3:30 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2016

Sheep Gulch  Sucess!

Snowshoe suffer-fest in a whiteout. This is a good peak to do on a bad weather day, since it's hard to get lost or turned around. Still, it would have been nice to have a bit more of a view.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Nov 5, 2014 10:35 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2014

nice hike  Sucess!

Nice hike with Duchess from Sheep Gulch, some snow, nice weather.


displacedchzhead - Aug 17, 2014 7:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2014

Standard route  Sucess!

From Sheep Gulch TH. Pleasantly surprised there were still quite a few perfect, dew covered columbine just below treeline in the boulders, and got some great pics. Beautiful views from the summit. When I got back down to Hope Pass, was greeted by a bunch of colored flags...but not for me. They were put up by the Leadville 100 volunteers for the weekend race. Great day in the Sawatch Range!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jun 22, 2014 12:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

East Ridge from Sheep Gulch  Sucess!

I was flattened by the flu earlier in the week and needed a relatively easy outing - Mt Hope fit the bill perfectly! The snowpitch below the summit is still there - though probably not for long - and required an ax. The snow was deep and suncupped. Views from the top of this peak are simply amazing. Storm clouds suggested we skip Quail and just hike that one with the dogs next time. Climbed up with a juvenile male goat following us and taking quite an interest in us. Drinks and dinner at Eddy Line afterwards. With Mike.


telemarkdude - Sep 9, 2013 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2013

East Ridge  Sucess!

Fun scramble if you stay close to the ridge crest. Did this with Quail Mountain.


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 4:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2011

Good trail but didn't get Quail  Sucess!

Wanted to do Quail also but weather moved in.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jun 17, 2013 11:42 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2013

Couloir via Willis  Sucess!

Ascended the couloir via Willis. The snow was in good shape even though the couloir is receding from the bottom. We climbed up 1/4 way up when thunder snow came in. After hunkering down the skies cleared for a brief period and we were able to summit. We descended via the north ridge on game trails back to Willis.


strudolyubov - Nov 18, 2012 2:06 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2012

Sheep Gulch  Sucess!

Climb via East Ridge route from Sheep Gulch in winter conditions. Descended SE Ridge route. Nice hike.


ajberry - Oct 27, 2012 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010

Ouch. Fracture!  Sucess!

Up from the Willis Gulch TH, via the NE ridge, with Megan and Katie, both 13. A nice day. En route down, though, Katie fractured her ankle. Fortunately we were already on the trail. She didn't really know what happened; she didn't even fall over, but just caught her foot wrong some way. So much for the high end ankle-protecting hiking boots I'd bought her in Denver a couple of days earlier... I didn't know at the time that the bone was damaged, but it was absolutely clear that she wouldn't be able to walk off the mountain. Fortunately, we were only ~ 2 mi from the TH -- all downhill -- and on a major trail, so it wasn't too hard to carry her out (95lbs). Definitely fortunate that this didn't happen higher on the hill. I assumed soft tissue damage, but we went anyway to the ER at Aspen Hosp to check out the injury: fracture. Ouch.

milan - Oct 24, 2012 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2012

Hopeful culoir  Sucess!

Awesome climb through Hopeful Culoir.


pacojgarza - Sep 1, 2012 9:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012

Easy day.  Sucess!

Nice hike and final scramble via the east ridge to summit Hope on a pleasant sunny day. Had the summit all to myself, with great views to the south and west. I took the SE ridge on the descent. This was peak #7 on my 13 day trip.


Kiefer - May 1, 2012 12:53 am Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2012

Couloir  Sucess!

Second time up Hope. Climbed the Hopeful Couloir with Britt Jones. Fantastic day!

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jan 10, 2012 8:41 pm Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2012

Great Winter day!  Sucess!

Did the E ridge today of Hope and loved the great winter day.


redsplashman23 - Aug 27, 2011 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

Mt. Hope  Sucess!

Hiked from Sheep Gulch. Great peak. 4,073 feet elevation gain over 3.39 miles. Not long on the summit saw lightning to the north. Started heading down from the summit.


sevenvii - Jul 12, 2011 1:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011

Hope via Hopeful  Sucess!

Climbed via the hopeful couloir. Great day, great snow conditions. We descended via the SE ridge route, my only regret of the day. The route will entice you from the top with her grassy slopes, but under her skirt its a steep and rotten ride. Have not done the East ridge, but I would guess it has to be the better option :)

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