Niagara Peak Climber's Log

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shanahan96 - Dec 3, 2016 11:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2016

when september snowstorms strike....  Sucess!

snowy adventure on niagara after the san juans received a september snowstorm wed PM/thurs AM. american became the day's casualty as we spent many more hours than expected climbing niagara and jones. the annual fall weekend in lake city never disappoints!



Kiefer - Jul 29, 2014 10:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2014

Via Burns Gulch  Sucess!

The drive up into Burns Gulch wasn't as bad as it looked from below (Animas Forks). Short drive in. Had the whole basin to myself.
Comboed with Jones, Crown and N. Crown Peaks. Weather threatened all morning but I lucked out with the rain.


MountainHikerCO - Jul 7, 2014 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2014

with Jones  Sucess!

with Jones from Burns Gulch:


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009

With Jones and Marmot  Sucess!

Missed American that day but brought a marmot all the way back to my garage in Denver!

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Sep 22, 2012 5:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2012

via Burns Gulch  Sucess!

First did Jones, than Niagara. Duchess had tons of fun, always ahead of me.

spoliquin - Jun 24, 2012 8:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012

Via Burn's Gulch  Sucess!

Plan on combining other peaks for a full day (I did Jones and American) but the views are beautiful. I'll be doing this one again just to sit and enjoy...

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jun 13, 2012 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2012

With Jones and American  Sucess!

From Burns Gulch TH


sbkelley - May 22, 2012 5:13 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2012

NE face  Sucess!

Was certainly steeper than it looked! From below in Burns Gulch, the snow looked maybe mid-30s, but Shawn took consistent slope readings in the mid 40s all the way up! Great line, though, and a nice direct finish. Descended the ridge directly to the Jones-Niagara saddle.


strudolyubov - May 20, 2012 2:23 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2012

Northeast Face from Burns Gulch   Sucess!

Snow climb of Northeast Face from the lower Burns Gulch TH. Good climb, great views!


theREALCarpeDM - Sep 5, 2011 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

from upper Burns Gulch  Sucess!

Summitted with Jones Peak. The last couple of hundred vertical is nasty.


JustinShapiro - Aug 9, 2011 1:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2011

Niagara but no Jones  Sucess!

Climbed it from Burns Gulch. We planned on climbing Jones as well but the sound of thunder across the valley made us retreat. But when the weather got better we walked up Eureka Mountain later in the day.


csmcgranahan - Jul 17, 2011 12:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

From Burns Gulch  Sucess!

Summited along with Jones Mountain. I found it more interesting than Jones. Amazing views!


BigRob - Nov 1, 2009 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2009

Direct Route  Sucess!

I went from Burns Gulch. There was about 2 feet of snow in the upper basin. I climbed a direct snow line before the Jones/Niagara Saddle.


shknbke - Jul 15, 2009 10:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

Via American Basin  Sucess!

Not the easiest way to get these 3, but this turned out to be the last of 3 13ers on the day as I traversed over from Jones after climbing American via the Independence Couloir.


altitude14er - Jun 27, 2009 1:48 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2009

Route Climbed: East Ridge via Burns Gulch  Sucess!

A fantastic route, except for this small and easy path up Niagara, it would otherwise be very difficult as most of the peak is rotten 5th class nightmare routes...tagging the nearby Jones Mtn was well worth the extra effort. Watch the falling rock on Niagara, falling rock on the East Ridge deposits itself into the upper reaches of Burns Gulch!!


SarahThompson - Sep 10, 2008 2:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

From American Basin  Sucess!

Climbed American, Jones & Niagara from American Basin. Not the best way of nabbing these three peaks, but my friend was climbing Handies so I made this route work. The scree slope up to American's west ridge was rather treacherous and I had to reclimb Jones after summitting Niagara.


chicagotransplant - Oct 28, 2007 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007

American Pie  Sucess!

Climbed from Jones and American, basically followed Gerry Roach's "American Pie" route from his 13ers book.

Surprisingly not much snow on the south sides of these peaks, almost no need for gaitors even!


gremlin - Oct 26, 2007 1:13 am

normal route  Sucess!

watch out for the marmots that'll ride back in your car, didn't notice the one that hitched a ride with me until it bumped the exhaust the next day (and made the jeep smell like burned hair for a few days)


boisedoc - Sep 9, 2007 2:47 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007

Burns gulch  Sucess!

a little more interesting to hike up than Jones Peak.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jul 7, 2007 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Burns Gulch  Sucess!

En route to Crown Mountain, "North Crown Mountain", Jones & "American". 6 hours roundtrip.

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