I was very impressed with this climb. The recent snow made it interesting, leading to a mix of all kinds of scrambling, from 3rd class rock moves to moderate snow climbing. combined with getting lost on the bushwack in, this route was tons of fun. we descended to the base of neva and then climbed over to arapaho pass to finish with a nice tour of the area.
Total ascents = 2. Second time via the East ridge ... good route finding problems to keep it 3rd class.
This climb was great. A little steep, but a great climb. Beware postholing through the valley in June. Sometimes the trail is faster.
Worth doing if your in the area. Definetely doesn't see a lot of traffic.
Nice climb. Jasper doesn't look like it sees much traffic, but it's a good hike, and close enough to Neva to make for an easy 2nd summit.
Jasper is an archtypal Indian Peaks summit. It is beautiful and fun. The Storm Gulch approach tours what must be one of the most beautiful drainages in the Front Range. If you like waterfalls this is the place for you! Jasper combines well with Mount Neva. Dogs Sopris and Raymond were along with me...
I reached the TH at 10:30 a.m. I have never started a climb this late in the morning but it ended up working out great. Jasper Peak is a great mountain, it is a complex mountain with many long ridges extending out from its double summit. All of these ridges provide for moderate snow climbs in the spring. If you want a hike that will get you away from it all- try Jasper it won't dissapoint you.
A nice moderate snow climb on the south east side of Jasper that tops out very close to the summit. We we climbed it in early June (when Colorado still had snow in June) a big slide had come down within the past few days. Use good judgement before heading up, just like any other climb!