North Apostle Climber's Log

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Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Jul 1, 2008 5:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

Traverse from Ice Mountain  Sucess!

Great day with Kiefer, Brian, and Chris.


Kiefer - Jun 30, 2008 2:03 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

from Ice  Sucess!

A real let down after Ice Mountain. Nothing but a slog up talus. Great views all around though.
West Apostle looks to be more exciting than North.


Kiefer - Jun 30, 2008 2:03 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

from Ice  Sucess!

A real let down after Ice Mountain. Nothing but a slog up talus. Great views all around though.
West Apostle looks to be more exciting than North.


SarahThompson - May 23, 2008 3:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005

Ice Cubed: Three Apostles Traverse / Traverse from Ice  Sucess!

9/4/05 - Climbed the standard route and traversed to Ice Mountain and then on to West Apostle. This is the standard way to collect all three peaks. An epic day!

6/22/08 - Made a second visit after climbing The Refrigerator Couloir on Ice Mountain.


chicagotransplant - Nov 5, 2007 10:20 am Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007

SW Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with Shanahan96 and Jamie Nellis on a really long slog of a day. The snow conditions weren't too bad, but just enough to make the ascent of the talus between N Apostle and Ice even more arduous than it would be dry. Every step either resulted in a posthole or a loose rock under the snow. We also took a gully we thought would be a good shortcut that had a couple of 4th class chockstones in it and one that even felt low 5th. The summit was great though, and the slopes above the saddle were actually completely dry.


cftbq - Sep 16, 2007 12:17 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Standard route  Sucess!

Came up Apostles Basin in rain/snow, starting before dawn. Great scrambling to a nice centennial.


xskier77 - Jun 10, 2007 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Ice Traverse  Sucess!

Made the traverse from Ice with some fun route finding and then a great snow descent off of North Apostle. Looking at other pictures here I'm glad I did this in early June to have the glissade down.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Aug 4, 2006 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

Apsotle Traverse (North to West)  Sucess!

9 hours roundtrip from 2WD.

Larry V

Larry V - Jul 31, 2006 12:48 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

Traverse from Ice Mountain  Sucess!

As others have noted in this column, North Apostle is not too exciting after climbing Ice Mountain. I love this area of the Sawatch though. The approach views are spectacular, and even better in the afternoon.

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - May 20, 2006 12:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2002

Apostle Traverse  Sucess!

After West Apostle and Ice Mountain, North Apostle was a bit anticlimactic. At the saddle, a thunderstorm caught me and made my ice axe buzz, one of the scarier moments on a mountain I've had.


miztflip - Sep 27, 2005 9:03 am

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: 24 September, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with my wife Kate. We had no problem finding the way to the summit as the trail appears to be used quite a bit now. We opted not to do Ice because of the new snow and the lack of proper gear. On descent we met a guy who had bailed on Ice because of the new snow.


bc44caesar - Sep 12, 2005 8:53 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: 11 Sep 2005  Sucess!

Started from the 4wd Winfield TH and reached the summit after 3hrs. I had no trouble finding the right trail thanks to the info here, although the three apostle trail is more like 120 steps past the apostle basin/lake anne junction. I had some trouble finding the right route to the basin between Ice & N Apostle though. From there it's a long haul up boulders all the way to the summit. Beautiful weather and no other people. Continued on to Ice and the Apostle Traverse.

easleygone - Aug 13, 2005 10:17 pm

Route Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: June 1998  Sucess!

I climbed this with a group of 15 Christian men from all over the US. It was without a doubt a highlight trip

for me!! We camped in beautiful meadow at the foot of the mountain and had a great dinner and prayer time beneath the stars. The next day was sunshine and excellent climbing conditions. Very unique route

with some laborious bouldering but the rocky summit

was well worth it. A great trip.....I highly recommend it!!


Kane - Oct 14, 2004 4:13 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 19th,2004  Sucess!

Climbing N Apostle was a welcome class 2 hike after our ascent up Ice Mountain back in July. N Apostle is a perfect preview hike for researching Ice and is worthy destination in itself. The view from the summit is one of the better ones in the Sawatch.

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