Strolled across Boulder Creek basin to Peak Z after climbing Peak X. A remote 13er in a remote range made for a great day.
Traversed to Z via X and Y. From X the ridge looks very intimidating, early on dropping left was necessary for 2 or 3 large steps on the ridge. Then you can stay on the crest pretty much all the way to Y and on towards Z before 2 towers just before the Z saddle had me dropping right. Z has great summit views!
Repeated this traverse plus Z Prime with Rachael and Craig on 8/14/16 as well, 2nd time up Z.
Long hike via Pitkin and Usable Pass. "Peak Z" was my 500th Colorado 13er. Thanks for the celebration surprise on the summit shknbke.
Got a double dose of the Pitkin Lake trail after doing the Partner traverse the day before. Followed it to 11020' and went over Useable Pass. Had a party on the summit of Z for Sarah's 500th ranked 13er in CO. Kudos, Sarah! Continued on to Y and X for a nice ridge run. The ridge is easier than it looks with just a few towers to drop below.
I Solo'd Z using the Pitkin Lake Trail, up over Useable Pass, and camped at the base of Peak X. Great trip!!
I soloed this one. I broke it up into a two day excursion with the intention of keeping my knees in good order. It's a long trip out there, but well worth the effort.