Potosi Peak Climber's Log

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Kiefer - Sep 8, 2022 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2022

Southeast Ridge  Sucess!

Didn't want to do the standard crap trail. We did a lesser known route, the southeast ridge. A BEAUTIFUL approach and got the chance to see the bimentalist mine & a very-well hidden cabin.
Potosi is seriously one, crap mountain. So many chances for things to go wrong.


rockymountaindiva - Sep 6, 2021 3:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2012

Long day  Sucess!

From Yankee Boy Basin. Lost 2 pr of gloves - 1 pr at restrooms and one pr on top. Other than that it was a great day!


shanahan96 - Jul 14, 2014 3:51 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2010

north couloir  Sucess!

climbed the north couloir via yankee boy with mike. the ascent was lovely as the snow hid potosi's infamous nightmare scree. the couloir was bulletproof in the morning shade, but we felt comfortable on the 40-45 degree slopes. pulling onto the summit was INCREDIBLE with the snow-covered wilsons in our face and white san juans everywhere!

best summit view in colorado?



SarahThompson - Oct 15, 2012 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

2x  Sucess!

09/01/07 - After Teakettle & Coffeepot.

06/11/10 - North Coulior with flying rocks. Descended standard route, stopping for Coffeepot along the way.


seano - Jul 22, 2012 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2012

From Teakettle  Sucess!

I went farther around to the east than I had to, but it worked. The choss descent was all kinds of bad. Trip report.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jul 20, 2012 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

With Teakettle Mountain & "Coffeepot"  Sucess!

Trip Report


chicagotransplant - Jul 19, 2012 6:05 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2010

North Couloir  Sucess!

Climbed with Jamie via Yankee Boy Basin. We went up the face of Coffeepot to a point where we could traverse high (about 13k?) then drop to 12,600 on the Weehawken Basin side of Potosi. From there we ascended the North Couloir (40-45 degrees, steepest near the top) then up the final gentle slopes to the large summit. Descended the "standard route".

This was a great way to experience this mountain, the snow hid most of the loose stuff, and the north couloir was a really fun climb!

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 18, 2012 9:53 pm

3 different routes

I did 3 different routes on Potosi, Duchess, did it too...Lovely summit, awful scree, the best climb is in late spring on North Couloir.
5/14/18 - again North Couloir, nice day, explored a different way down through a south gully - it was a more interesting climb that the actual North Couloir.

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