Mount Shavano Climber's Log

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BeginnerClimber - Sep 8, 2007 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007

2nd time's a charm  Sucess!

This was my 2nd time at Shav/Tab. The first time was Oct 2006 when the winds turned terrible above treeline and my partner and I were forced to turn back.

So, met up with a guy from on the trail. I started at 7AM, but he didn't start until 7:30. Though it'd been sunny all day, we hit treeline and the clouds rolled in. A little depressed, we pressed on to the saddle where we met 2 other couples who were waiting out the fog. We pressed on, and immediately, the clouds cleared.

Anyway, summitted Shav, didn't eat much, then went over to Tab. Hit the saddle, and was floored by a wave of nausea. Sat down and thought about turning back. After a bit, decided to force myself up to the summit of Tab. Met my partner up there as well as another guy, who all thought I had altitude sickness, which was weird since I hadn't had altitude sickness in any of my 12 other 14er summits! So, I started eating an apple and felt great right away. PHEW! Guess I just was hypoglycemic.

Felt great the rest of the day and hiked down by 4PM.


dpk - Sep 6, 2007 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006


This sucked - first snow of the season and we were ill-prepared we made it very close but still denied . . . for now


dr_gonz - Sep 4, 2007 4:10 pm

shavano  Sucess!

w/ tab.


GeorgeJames - Aug 26, 2007 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

East Slopes  Sucess!

About three and a half hours from the Blank Gulch Trailhead. It was all kinds of windy at the near the top, but a nice day and a pretty decent hike.


ouray19 - Aug 19, 2007 11:53 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Shavano  Sucess!

Did Shavano and Tabeguache. Long day but well worth it!


belexes - Aug 5, 2007 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Blank Gulch  Sucess!

I left the Blank Gulch trailhead at 6:50 AM and arrived at Shavano's summit at 9:45. There is no snow left in the Angel now. There were some ominous clouds off to the northwest, so there was some concern about whether the weather would cooperate for Tabeguache. Fortunately, it did. I took a short break there, and then headed over to Tabeguache.


slowbutsteady - Jul 27, 2007 10:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 1998

feeding the rat  Sucess!

In his musings on mountaineering A. Alvarez describes climbing as an annual checkup, deliberately putting oneself in diffcult situations and refers to this as "feeding the rat". While climbing Shavano from Blank Cabin I actually fed the rat also....some hose insulation from under the hood of my car. Still made the summit and limped to the dealership in Salida.


jeffrawn - Jul 24, 2007 2:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2005

East Slopes from Blank Gulch TH  Sucess!

#2! Good hike with men from church. Enjoyed all the mountain goats at the saddle.


bigwilly - Jul 19, 2007 9:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007

shav and tab  Sucess!

Numbers 13 and 14 in one long day from blank gulch. Climbed them the day after having done oxford and belford. Beautiful mountains, and huge.


taw6644 - Jul 19, 2007 7:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007

Shavano and Tab  Sucess!

Man, this was my hradest 14er yet considering it was my second climb. ha. Summited Shavano and Tab in one day. We did it pretty fast though. Round trip time was about 7 hours 50 mins.


HokieJim - Jul 3, 2007 9:15 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2007

Angel butt-kicking  Sucess!

Ascended and descended the Angel, snow conditions were ideal from treeline to the summit. Storms were moving in and prevented a traverse to Tabeguache


pittbrownie - Jul 1, 2007 10:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

East slopes from main trailhead  Sucess!

Beautiful day for a climb! Took a little longer than I thought but that wasn't disappointing at all. FYI, Moonlight Pizza in Salida really hits the spot after a long day of climbing!


PapaBanucci - Jun 30, 2007 10:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

Marmot at the Summit  Sucess!

There was this marmot at the summit, and I mean *at* the summit. Sitting on the second to top-most rock. Evidently begging for food.

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jun 25, 2007 8:27 pm

Angelic  Sucess!

Bagged this one twice in my short lifetime so far.


shanrickv - Jun 25, 2007 1:36 pm

Re: Darn It!

Don't feel bad. I just summited Tabegauche yesteday after 3 tries. Last year I was turned around twice; once by weather and the other time nausea. Third time will be the charm!


shanrickv - Jun 25, 2007 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

East Slopes with JP!  Sucess!

Had the pleasure of climbing with my son, JP. He lounged on the summit while I went over and tagged Tabegauche. It is always a joy to climb with my son!


davebobk47 - Jun 19, 2007 12:54 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2006

Goat  Sucess!

Great climb, most of the Angel was gone but got within 100ft of a mountain goat on the way down.


kilimanjaro1 - Jun 13, 2007 1:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2007

Darn It!  Sucess!

Set out to get Tabeguache since I had summited Shavano before. But guess I am getting slower and with some weather coming in, decided to just do Shavano today. Third time is the charm-- will have to try it again in a couple months and get an earlier start.


kylerlott - Jun 12, 2007 1:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Shav &Tab  Sucess!

Tango! I'm glad you found your dog "rpace", you did do a lot of extra climbing. Shav and Tab on saturday then MTB at Hartman Rocks sunday turned out to be a pretty damn good weekend!


ElliottDavis - Jun 12, 2007 1:38 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007

blank gulch to Tabeguache  Sucess!

a fine day indeed! ditto what Mots010 said: Successful day on Shav and Tab. Weather was cooperative and the glissade down the Angel was a nice touch.

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