With Rachael. Third time up the peak, second from this route. Not too much snow compared to other peaks farther north. Marshall Pass road still clear and open. No snowshoes needed, some drifts where gaitors are good to have. Slick rocks on the upper ridge from overnight frost, but otherwise in good condition!
Good spring conditions. Went straight up the right side of the bowl on 35-40 degree slope. Hard pack snow, no avi danger. Windy but clear on top, walking descent down left side of cirque over thinly snow-blown scree. Fun and short climb.
Standard route, probably in 2002 or 2003.
Great hike up through Grays Creek. Trail is easy-to-follow and bristlecones were cool.
Bushwhacked up through the trees and SW slope to the ridge; went quick.
Started from Marshall Pass TH, south slopes to west ridge, very windy and poor visibility, just me and Duchess (I prefer solitude in the mountains, and the extra challenge). We came down too far west on the way down (there was very poor visibility up on the ridge) and got to the intersection of Colorado=Continental Divide trail and Little Cochetopa trail. Took the Colorado, or Continental Divide (both share the same trail here) back to Marshall Pass.
Marshall Pass road was little slippery. I called the day before Forest Service in Gunnison to verify whether it is open.
fun easy hike with talus scramble near the top. A bit of cross-country routefinding for excitement.
Climbed mostly in a blinding snowstorm, thanks to gps for guiding us down safely!
Someone we met referred to this as the "secret of 13-9". We would agree with that. Ouray is most definitely one of the most understated peaks anywhere. It's hard to beat the views and contemplating life with one's favorite companion.
Another centennial 13er, beautiful day in a lot of snow and high winds. I met a lots of new friends. Great trip.
Just over 3 hrs up via Colo Trail/Cochetopa Ck Trail from Marshall Pass. Then back down via southern ridge and back through trees in 2 hrs. Nice climb on a beautiful day. Sweet!
A great but easy ridge walk. Very relaxing and very beautiful. Perfect way to wrap up a quick trip to Colorado.
Bone dry for early May. Started at 3:30 pm and ascended in 2 hours. Great way to spend an afternoon and get some good exercise. Summit views were fantastic!
Started at upper Trail Head, snowshowing thru the trees and we took steep, straight up route. Great blue bird day without wind.
We got a late start and watched the sunset from the summit.
Climbed with friend Jake from Marshall Pass a few days after a fall snow. There was more scrambling possible on the ridge than I thought which made it pretty fun. Saw two others the whole day. Nasty windy on the summit and about 30 degrees at noon.
South ridge from Marshall Pass. Clear and sunshine. Class 2 pleasure cruise.
Climbed the west ridge of Ouray in combo with Chipeta and PT 13472A. Longer route than expected, PT 13472 is farther from Marshall Pass than I thought. Also lots of vertical involved between bumps on the ridges and the saddle between the peaks is only 12,300'.
Super-windy on the ridge, but still a nice hike, with a great view of the rest of the Sawatch to the north.
Hiked E Ridge direct variation starting from FR 200 at 9,900'. Bushwhacked to the tree line through 1-3 ft of snow. Windy on the upper ridge and the summit. Watched the sunset on the way back. Nice hike, beautiful views.