Mount Shavano Climber's Log

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schleger

schleger - Jul 25, 2015 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2015

Standard Route

Windy at the saddle.

Onager

Onager - Jun 29, 2015 4:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2015

Success  Sucess!

Wow, what a day. After attempting these two 14ers twice this year and failing both times, I came back today with a vengeance and soloed both mountains! My first summits this year! That makes 23 14ers climbed so far. It's been awhile since I've made a new ascent. Reminds me why I moved out here in the first place!

I set off from the Blank Gulch Trailhead around 05:45 AM with intentions of taking the East Slopes route up and over 14,229 ft. Mount Shavano. I arrived at treeline by 8:00 AM, only saw about 10 other climbers and some casual hikers along the way, but I sped past all of them. Once above the "Angel of Shavano" snowfield (Where I failed last time) I lost the trail for a bit and then picked it back up on Shavano's South Ridge. Boy, was it windy. My hat flew off my head a few times but I ran and was able to apprehend it without further incident. I am estimating wind gusts of about 60 mph, strong enough to knock me down a few times. I picked up the Shavano trail and made the summit around 10:00 AM. Pretty tired but confident, I then proceeded down to the col between Mount Shavano and 14,155 ft. Tabeguache Peak. The way down had no marked trail and was mostly a scramble in 60 mph winds. No one else attempted to go over to Tabeguache, just me for today. At least it was blue skies all day... I descended about 500 ft. down and made the mile journey over to Tabeguache. Once you start climbing down Shavano towards Tabeguache, it is a commitment. There is no escape or bail route. The only practical way back to safety is to re-summit Shavano. What a chore. I climbed up snow to the summit of Tabeguache and made the summit around 11:00 AM. Knowing I had to make it back over Shavano, I didn't stay long. I took out my ice ax and slid down the snow back to the col between the peaks. I regained Shavano by 12:15, drank all my water and made my way back down to treeline by 1:00 PM. From here, it was still a few miles back through the woods to the trail head with no water... I made it back to my vehicle around 2:30 PM.

All in all, two 14ers summited, 5,600 ft. of elevation gained over 11.25 miles in about 8 and 1/2 hours. Glad to be done with them.

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Jun 4, 2015 3:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2015

Angel of Shavano, ski descent  Sucess!

Skied from the summit to just below tree line. A fantastic day.

rockymountain_guac - Oct 22, 2014 8:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2014

Sawatch Slog  Sucess!

Fun Hike, met some fun people. Clouds started gathering so did not make the traverse to Tabeguache. Was pouring by the time I got back to the trailhead.

eferesen

eferesen - Aug 6, 2014 6:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2014

Shavano  Sucess!

Made it to the top

Climbing Jack

Climbing Jack - Jul 21, 2014 9:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

Windy day  Sucess!

From the east side.

Tonka

Tonka - Jul 10, 2014 8:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2014

A pleasant hike/climb  Sucess!

This was a very nice, scenic outing compared to the roads and boulder field of Princeton the day before. Thought weather might be moving in (Summit at 10:45) so we chose to just do Shavano and wisely because rain and hail hit by 1 p.m. and we were below 11k by than.

BradBartick

BradBartick - Jun 18, 2014 11:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2014

Good hike  Sucess!

High winds on saddle. Weather head faked us so we opted against Tabaguache.

astroclimber

astroclimber - Apr 26, 2014 11:20 pm Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2014

No so Angelic Angel  Sucess!

A lot of snow this year made for post hole issues below treeline. Great company though, Jon and Jer.

Berger

Berger - Nov 5, 2013 12:20 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2013

Cold and Fun!  Sucess!

With Rhett and Buster. Very Windy and freezing on top.

MadGrad96

MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 8:09 am

Shavano  Sucess!

Made our own route

fox045

fox045 - Oct 15, 2013 1:42 am Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2013

Brutal wind  Sucess!

Cold, windy, and freezing fog. Camped at 10,800 summit the next morning, hoping for Tageguache too but Mother Nature said no. With Bryan and Buster.

DanielL

DanielL - Oct 5, 2013 3:18 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2008

Beautiful fall hike  Sucess!

Climbed Shav and Tab in great fall conditions.

Bkoziol3

Bkoziol3 - Sep 5, 2013 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2013

Bagged and Tagged  Sucess!

Slogged up Shavano only to be turned away from Tabeguache because of weather.. Lookin to climb again in the spring via the Angel

telemarkdude

telemarkdude - Aug 18, 2013 1:40 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

Standard Summer Route  Sucess!

Very crowded. Should have done this is a Spring climb and done the angel instead.

wbass

wbass - Jul 9, 2013 11:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013

Twice in a day  Sucess!

The double summit was surely worth it to be able to climb Tabeguache.

ericd

ericd - Jun 3, 2013 3:32 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2013

renewed Sawatch interest!  Sucess!

This double summit 2 day climb has renewed my interest in the Sawatch range! Blank cabin meadows are intriguing at the start of trail then a decent trek up thru trees and across streams. The existing camping flats are ideal especially the last high spot at 11,200 offering open air views outside your tent. May is a good month to see the profound Grinch alongside the Angel. After winding thru these characters, the 14er path becomes kinda unclear and turns into a class 2 scramble up to the summit. Strong wind drafts keep you alert on the ridge climb to Tabeguache. Enjoy!

MissH

MissH - May 29, 2013 9:30 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2013

First 14er of the Summer  Sucess!

Climbed with EricD - bagged Tabeguache. We were able to skirt around Shavano on the way back to save some time, not sure if any energy was saved as that's a lot of scrambling up there! Some snow drifts were difficult to avoid (and some were even preferred to the rocks). Traction not needed. Great weather and we saw a big-horn sheep and some marmots.

tjbst47

tjbst47 - Apr 11, 2013 9:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2012

summit  Sucess!

I saw some goats.

williama3 - Jan 27, 2013 10:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011

Standard Route  Sucess!

Very Windy!

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