Second time up, ran the ridge 9-8-7 from the Wheeler Trail and looped back down the Colorado Trail after traversing cross country to it from the 6-7 saddle.
9, 8, 7 from West via Wheeler trail.
Nice fall hike from ski area.
went on to the steep N ridge of Peak 10, but got chased off by fast moving and growing clouds
SUPER cloudy day. Snow and flurries. Hiked in the clouds literally all day. With Britt Jones & Brad McQueen.
With Ruth and the dogs from condo in Breck.
A great ascent with Peakbug. We were able to drive to the top of the lifts on CR 751, which made for a quick climb to the summit. The views were great from up top. Unfortunately, there was plenty of wind, so we did not get over to Peak 8 or 10. I will be back for those.
Drove up the county road above Peak 9 restaurant. Quick trip up Peak 9. Windy but clear morning.
Came up from Peak 10 and then continued on to Peak 8
Great day in Tenmiles, I used the Mercury skilift in Breckenridge, stashed my skis in the forest, then hiked Pk10, Crystal, Pk10 and Pk9. Awesome whole day trip with some loose rock on the north ridge of Pk10.
Hiked this while mtn biking the Wheeler trail and then again in Nov while skiing Breck...
Lift assisted up to the restaurant. Skinned/walked up the rest. Skied down in abysmal snow conditions.
Combined with Peak 10.
Surprised to have these peaks to ourselves in such a popular area on such a fantastic weather day! Three peaks, bomber views, unbeatable weather...and back down in Breckenridge with plenty of time to enjoy lunch at the brewery. Life is good!
This was my last peak as part of the Ten Mile traverse as I had already done Peak 10. Sweet traverse with a nice contrast between exposed scrambling and a gentle stroll.
I like this approach because you really don't feel like you are climbing through a ski area. After summitting I headed down the north ridge toward Peak 8.
A very social hike with a large group - we celebrated on top of Peak 9 because it was the FINAL Colorado 13er for one of us. Continued on to Peak 8 before heading back to the TH for more celebration.
Summited around 1 p.m. as part of the Tenmile Traverse. Weather was deteriorating, so I spent about 30 seconds on the summit.
Also climbed 9/27/08 from Crystal and Peak 10. Picked our way down Peak 10's loose north ridge, then up the ridgeline to the summit of 9.
Skied up this peak from the Beaver Run resort on a quiet weekeday. Took me just over 3 hours from the base to the peak - one of my sturdier skinning efforts. Descended into the Windows via the NE face of the peak on pretty much bulletproof slab. I'm glad I learned to ski on the east coast!