Climbed Spaulding via the trail from the south after climbing the Nirth Ridge if Evans. Aesthetically rewarding but was bitter cold and VERY windy. Climbed with ndriley.
Tagged on the way up to Mt. Evans.
Scramble from Summit Lake. Combined with Evans
Started from Echo Lake at 4:45 a.m. Summited Spalding by 8:30. It was a beautiful day with amazing views all around. Still some snow on the slopes coming up from Summit Lake.
Great hike up from Summit Lake. Bluebird skies mixed with clouds and snow. Couldn't ask for much more
Climbed with Mount Evans.
07/14 w/Cory Martin
Trail run to Mt. Evans from Summit Lake over Spalding and back down. Moved well and did it in 3.5 hours. Awesome views and fun scrambling. I might have a new favorite!
Climbed up to Spalding from summit lake on the way to Evans, then, went over Spalding again en route to Gray Wolf.
Mt Evans via Mt Spalding. Curious mountain goat followed me the whole way. Thanks for keeping me company!
Combo with Evans from summit lake before hauling to airport to catch flight. Little bit of scrambling and snow, not a bad time.
Just a side trip on my way to Mt. Evans.
Climbed from Summit lake on the way to get Mount Bierstadt via the Sawtooth route. Climbed Evans by the west ridge on the way back.
From the East Coast, 0 to 13k in 7 hours, then the short hike up from near Summit Lake to get acclimated. Plenty of snow still.
Had a few hours before flying back to Denmark, so made a 5 hour roundtrip: Guanella Pass - Mt. Spalding - Mt. Evans - Sawtooth summit - Guanella Pass. I had planned to do Sawtooth Ridge and Bierstadt but ran out of time. Weather started out wet and foggy, but ended up being quite ok.
Climbed from Summit Lake as part of a Evans, Sawtooth, Bierstadt traverse.
from summit lake
From Summit lake.
Part of the trip up Evans, from Echo Lake.