Made the summit solo since my daughter had to turn back with a sore ankle. Will be back in two weeks to do it again with some Boy Scouts.
re-climbed the angel snowfield and shavano on my way to tabeguache. this glissade is still the best i've ever done. 1200 feet in one push.
Headed up from Blank Gulch. Easy climb despite not having climber's legs.
When we began the mountains were covered by clouds. We broke out the Shavano saddle to look over a white world pierced only by high mountain peaks. What a sight! By the time we reached the Shavano summit, all the couds had burned off for a great view in all directions.
My first fourteener back in 84. Great hike.
Hiked from Blank Gulch along with Tabeguache. With Mic and Kalet. Twisted ankle on summit and wasn't able to do much the next day.
October 20, 2007: From Jones Peak, 13712 & Tabeguache Peak. En route to "Esprit Point". 7:45 roundtrip.
May 29, 2006: En route to Tabeguache Peak and "Esprit Point". Climbed with crzyjt.
Summited a sluggish 4 and a half hours after leaving my car. Found my second wind on the ridge to Tabeguache. Saw a male mountain goat crossing the "angel of shavano" route. The angel is disappearing fast and I avoided it. I wish I hadnt! Several climbers got up it without post-holing. Beautiful weather and little snow. The summit was crawling with marmots..watch your food.
Saw a herd of female bighorn sheep - summited Tabeguache and had beautiful weather.
Meet couple from climbforthekids.org
I was on the summit 20 hours after leaving sea level without even a headache. Part of a 10 day 18 14,000 ft. solo climbing trip.
Great climb w/ Dave from Florida. His first Colorado mountain. Snow conditions were great on the Angel, but warming snow below timberline made for some miserable late night postholing on the way back.
WOW. Starting in the dark with headlamps was kinda creepy (but fun) in the trees. First ones on the summit and then traversed over to Tabeguache. Cows and bulls surrounded our car when we came down. Crazy!
From Tabeguache, Descended McCoy Gulch just to see what all the fuss was about. It's interesting, but I've been down worse.
3 hours to the top. Great easy snow climb, and fast glissade on the descent.
Made several attempts, never summited for weird reasons, kind of a odd stumbling block one for me.
First tried this one in November of 1999. I turned around when I got to treeline. The snow and wind were terrible. Tried it again in August of 2000 with success. Only 4 people up there. I forgot my camera somewhere near the top, that sucked. I ran down from the saddle back to the TH. Did pretty good!
I had to pull over as soon as I turned onto US24 though, I wasn't feeling good and threw up. I was fine after that!
Felt pretty easy. Nice 600 foot summit cone. Could see Pikes Peak and all the way south through the Crestones, sand dunes, and to Blanca group. Good yellow fall colors.
easy but enjoyable
Only real comment is that this route is pretty long. If you go over to Tabaguache, you have re-climb Shavano on your descent. We got part of the way to Tabaguache, and got chased off by an early(10:30am) thunderstorm. You are a long way from treeline if that happens.