Pettingell Peak Climber's Log

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McCannster - Jul 20, 2020 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2020

CO county highpoint #27  Sucess!

Never been up this drainage before. Saw a porcupine on the way up, right on the trail. Steep grind to gain the ridge. Very mellow scrambling. Nice views up top. Steep, scree skiing on the way down (not sure if I was on route), loads of people hiking up the trail in the morning. 3 hour 7 min car2car.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jun 25, 2020 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2020

Traverse from Citadel  Sucess!

Awesome morning traversing from Citadel. 6.5 hours RT


BKiser90 - Sep 28, 2019 4:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2019

Pettingell South Slopes  Sucess!

Started from Herman Gulch Trailhead at 6:15 a.m. It was still dark but there was light in the east. We only saw three trail runners coming down as we ascended to Herman Lake. We didn't see anyone else until after we had summited Pettingell. The previous night's weather deposited less than a half inch of snow, but it made the rocks on the south slopes a little slick. We took our time and enjoyed the top all to ourselves. Wonderful fall day with great colors. Finished the round trip in 5.5 hours.


slobgnarly - Sep 21, 2019 9:12 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2019

E ridge  Sucess!

not a cloud in the sky all day. a few fresh snow patches form the dusting a few days prior but it should be melted already by now.


theREALCarpeDM - Nov 30, 2017 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2017

South slope  Sucess!

I guess that's what our route is called. We took the ramp up from above the lake.


chicagotransplant - May 8, 2017 11:10 am Date Climbed: May 6, 2017

SE Face Ski  Sucess!

Skied the Southeast Face with Rachael. Warm day, a bit hot coming up the face with all that sun reflecting. Dropped off the summit just about 10am and snow was softening nicely. Had to carry the last maybe 1/2 mile as the trail was melted out at the bottom, but continuous snow above that point.


habaceeba - May 5, 2016 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2014

E Ridge  Sucess!

over to Hassell then up the ridge


shanahan96 - Nov 29, 2015 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

east ridge scramble  Sucess!

took the fun, east ridge to pettingell's summit today. more sustained than i expected, and it was loads of fun!



csmcgranahan - Sep 26, 2015 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2015

Beautiful Fall Day  Sucess!

A lot less crowded than I was expecting. Must be the time of year.


rmjwinters - Aug 14, 2015 8:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2015

From Herman w/Hassell  Sucess!

From Herman Lake and together with Hassell
11.5 miles 4,100 feet

Climbing Jack

Climbing Jack - Jul 21, 2014 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013

Fun off-trail adventure.  Sucess!

From Herman lake.


BradBartick - Jul 13, 2014 9:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2014

East Ridge Fun  Sucess!

Great views, easy class 3. A bit of exposure at times but nothing big. Two goats on the descent were chattering at each other. T-storms rolled in around 1pm.


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 8:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2009

Amazing glissades  Sucess!

From The Citadel to Pettingell, then the most amazing sequence of glissades ever!


Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

Nice!  Sucess!

wife's favorite climb in CO


Mindy - Dec 3, 2012 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2012

East Ridge  Sucess!

The ridge had patches of avoidable snow...and was a blast! Summit had packed snow. Descended South slope. Found areas of snow and ice to, and around, the frozen lake. Patches of ice in trees.

milan - Oct 22, 2012 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011

First real snow  Sucess!

About a foot of fresh snow on Hassel Peak and it started to melt when I hiked Pettingel Peak.


telemarkdude - Oct 17, 2012 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012

Southwest Ridge  Sucess!

Went up the westward leaning ramp above Herman Lake. About halfway up that, I looked at the trail going up what looked like an unpleasantly loose scree slope on Pettingell's south side and decided "I don't think so". Instead, I continued on to a saddle to the left and scrambled up the crest of the southwest ridge; solid rock on that route.


Kiefer - Aug 19, 2012 11:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

Ridge from Parnassius  Sucess!

The east ridge was fun. Super quick descent. Meant to also tag 'The Citadel' but weather forced me down. Ok summit. Not the best.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jun 10, 2012 8:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2012

South Slopes  Sucess!

Lot of loose scree, small patch of snow before summit, nice little Sunday hike in Front Range.
2nd time April 14 2017


blackhawk - Aug 15, 2011 9:49 am

east ridge ascent south slopes descent  Sucess!

Climbed east ridge. I tried to solo that chimney face crack but didn't feel comfortable trying to pull the roof with no rope and a long fall down so I chimneyed back down n went around the south side of it. Then descended south slopes. Great summit all to meself.

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