Mount Rosa Climber's Log

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rowz

rowz - Jul 25, 2010 11:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

Rowz on Rosa  Sucess!

Hiked with Falcon Curves hiking group. We all summited. 8 members youngest was 53 oldest 73. We came up from Frosty's park. The 4 WD road was very rocky. Beautiful weather. Trail is slick were motor bikes have smoothed down dirt and scratched rocks. Motor bikes are rutting sections of trail.

PapaBanucci

PapaBanucci - Jul 13, 2010 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2010

From Helent Hunt Falls

To the south ridge.

Incliner

Incliner - Jan 11, 2010 4:13 pm Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2010

Snowy...  Sucess!

The drive to frosty's park is pretty bad in January but was a highlight. Most would say that this is an easy hike, due to the lack of steep mixed snow, rock and ice. But that is what makes it tougher, say moderate. The lack of rocks knee to waist deep snow and relatively steep grade make the trail tough to negotiate. The summit push flows though some great trees and rocks, the view is 360 degrees of the pikes region. The Western view has lines of snow peaked mountains...

pyerger

pyerger - Nov 23, 2009 2:26 pm

Rosa  Sucess!

Climbed a couple of times, from Helen hunt falls.

wlstone

wlstone - Oct 1, 2009 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2009

Third Time's The Charm  Sucess!

On her third attempt, my wife finally summited on a gorgeous, clear, rather solitary day. Yay Nicci!!!!

TCart215

TCart215 - Jul 21, 2009 10:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

A hike up to the clouds  Sucess!

Just some suggestions I wrote to the page's author about: The trail is clearly marked, but I saw nothing about "Nelson's Trail". The clearing on the right is bordered by a fenced off area and there is an old beat-up sign that says "Captain Jacks Multi-Use Trail System". The trail number for Mount Rosa is #672 (the one on the right, going uphill). Then at the first summit the trail #673 to the right is the trail to take all the way to the top of Mount Rosa. After we summited we in the clouds most of the time, but every once in a a while there would be a clearing for beautiful views of the Penrose-Rosemont Reservoir and Pike's Peak.

HokieJim

HokieJim - Jul 3, 2009 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

From...  Sucess!

Frosty's Park. Heard dirtbikes ahead of us on the 672 trail and witnessed fresh bike tracks as well, sad.

ktiffany22

ktiffany22 - Jul 3, 2009 6:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

The drive was longer  Sucess!

Felt like the drive in was longer than the actual hike! Nice views from the top!

mountainloverCO

mountainloverCO - Jun 21, 2009 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2009

Frosty Park Std.  Sucess!

Fun little hike that gets the heart pumping. Great views from the top and relatively unpopulated in spite of its close location to the Springs. Can't say enough good things about this gem of a hike.

ledavis23

ledavis23 - Jun 19, 2009 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2009

First summer hike  Sucess!

I hiked Rosa from Frosty's Park. The trail was easy to find, then I bushwacked to the summit. The views were great!

kavak

kavak - May 22, 2009 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2000

Frosty Park Route  Sucess!

I thought this was a pleasant hike up a mountain with great 360 degree views of the Pikes Peak region. There is a lot of relief when you look down at the plains at 6000 feet.

cftbq

cftbq - Feb 7, 2009 2:44 pm Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2009

February!!  Sucess!

Finally! I've now climbed Rosa in every calendar month. I found amazingly little snow, and a good snowshoe-packed track up the final climb to the summit. 3:20 up, 2:42 down, from Gold Camp Road TH.

cftbq

cftbq - Nov 7, 2008 7:17 pm Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2008

from GCR again  Sucess!

Climb #20 of this peak. Had the summit (and 90% of the route) all to myself on a beautiful fall day.

csmcgranahan

csmcgranahan - Nov 4, 2008 7:52 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2008

From Frosty's Park  Sucess!

Climbed with wife Julie and son Ian (2 years old - in carrier on steep parts) along with two friends. Beautiful day for November.

heyitsme

heyitsme - Jul 22, 2008 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2008

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didn't really find the scenary overwhelming, but a good hike.

huelskbc

huelskbc - Jun 8, 2008 10:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008

Route Climbed: 379 to Frosty Park  Sucess!

Nice hike. We got to 379 a little after 9am, and around the time we got to the trailhead for Rosa, it started to snow/sleet in spurts. Luckily it quit once we got a little farther up the trail. The cairns were pretty easy to find up in the clearing, and the trail was easy to follow, though there is still just a little snow across the path (though it's easy to hike around). The view from the summit was gorgeous, especially since the sun had made it out by that point. We made it back down around 1pm, just before it started to get overcast and gross again. So I guess we won out with the weather (relatively). Overall great hike.

cftbq

cftbq - Jan 21, 2008 6:11 pm Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2008

first January climb  Sucess!

Climb #19. Lots of postholing through fresh snow above 10,000 ft. made for a long day. But the weather was beautiful, I had the summit to myself, and added another calendar month to my Rosa history.

snowhiker

snowhiker - Jan 21, 2008 10:45 am

Route: Via Cheyenne Canon  Sucess!

good day hike

Sheldon

Sheldon - Dec 5, 2007 3:06 am Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2007

to the top, from gold camp.  Sucess!

The trail from gold camp to the top of the waterfall was pretty dry. Shortly after that, we hit a couple inches of snow and saw no other tracks than that of an animal. We pushed on untill the fenced section separating frosty park from the trail. From here the snow got deeper and soon we ran into some truck tracks in the snow. We followed these tracks all the way to the face of Rosa where they still went up the mountain quite a bit. All the way up to where it just seemed too stupid to be with a vehicle. The trail vanished in the snow and we pretty much just headed straight in hopes of hitting the summit. Thoughout the entire day, the only people we saw were people down on gold camp. Finally we made it and it was well worth the hike and forging our path through the snow.

GoBigJ

GoBigJ - Nov 10, 2007 8:21 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2007

Not the old Rosa  Sucess!

From the strip mine on the east side of Mt Rosa I followed a road going up that ended at another mining site. From there a few small carnies marked the way up Mt Rosa. They ran out fast and were hard to see.

I was hoping to find Gen Pikes cave. No luck. By noon I was atop Mt Rosa. It was windy but not a cloud in the sky.

On the way down I met a motor biker near the top. Odd, I thought this was off limits to such travel. The trail on the shoulder is now easy to follow. It’s very worn. At the T- section of 672 the signs and fence that once were their are gone.

The trail down the west side is trashed. Three foot ruts are common at the steep parts the rest is eroding into a U shaped path. Only the level parts are decent.

A fence now blocks the south fork of 672 to Frostys Park. Even the posts spaced for walking through are weird shut. Frostys Park is void of under growth. The camp sites are dirt and more dirt. Not until you cross another fence does the ground resemble forest.

This is my forth summit in two years. Have I loved this mountain too much or not enough?

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